Learn English with Date Sims. Romance digital girls and pump vocabulary

We continue to explore interesting tools that help improve your English. Today these are dating simulators.

Their plots are based on relationships between people, so there is a lot of communication on everyday topics. And there is also hentai romance and all that.

Dating simulators have a couple of cool advantages over other genres of games. Let’s start with them.

Date Sims for Learning English: Benefits

First, let’s figure out what a dating simulator is. This is a computer game in the genre of visual novel or adventure, in which the main plot is built around relationships.

It is this nature of the gameplay that determines the first and main usefulness. Indeed, in date sims a huge number of everyday dialogues… During the passage, you memorize and mark constructions. Most dating simulators have a fairly simple and relatively modern vocabulary, so such phrases can be used in real life without any problems.

“You must be Ni … Na … Nicky?”

– Nakai.

– So it’s you. I’m your homeroom teacher and science teacher. My name is Muto.

Casual dialogue makes up more than half of all dating sim text. So there is something to learn from.

Date sims also teach to express emotions in a foreign language… Games in this genre are founded to romance digital girls (or non-girls), to have relationships with them and hentai

There are enough emotional dialogues and reflections in any date-sim. If you find it difficult to express your feelings in English, then the dating simulator will help you with this.

One game gives from 5 to 15 scenarios of personal communication and phrases in them are rarely repeated. It all depends on the dialog choices that you make. Moreover, the emotional content of conversations changes, depending on the chosen archetype of the character whom you will romance: start a relationship, say compliments, persuade to intimacy.

At the same time, it is not necessary to play a pure date-sim, where, in addition to relations with the characters, there is practically no full-fledged plot. There are a sufficient number of related options. For example, you can play Doki Doki Literature Club, which smoothly flows from a dating simulator into a psychological horror.

Can you imagine that a visual with such imagery can scare the hell out of the average player? And Doki Doki can!

Three dating simulators to improve your English

We decided to make a small selection of date sims that are suitable for a good evening or two and pump up your English a little.

Katawa shoujo

It translates from Japanese as “disabled girls”, but in a slightly rougher wording. The main character finds himself in a boarding school for teenagers with disabilities.

In addition to the fan service and the opportunity to romance one of the cover girls above, the novel raises serious questions of social adaptation and life in general. The main character is looking for a way to come to terms with his physical disability – a sick heart – and learn to live life to the fullest. It turns out that a runner with prosthetic legs can win and set records, and without arms, you can create cool pictures that people admire. It’s about the perception of yourself and your own desires.

The original language of the novel is English. It was written by an international team from the 4chan imageboard. Amateur enthusiasts released a pretty good product that received positive feedback from players.

Some critics have argued that the language of the novel is not literary enough, but that’s what we need. Simple and understandable daily English without unnecessary pretense of high literacy. We do date sim read, not Dickens, kamon.

She gives a deep genuine smile as she moves her hands towards me, her fingers just slightly searching out of my face before softly caressing my cheek.

She smiled broadly and sincerely as she pointed her hands in my direction; her fingers only lightly probed my face before stroking my cheek.

Such romantic events and conversations are interspersed with serious social topics, so it will not be boring. It is interesting that for the most part such topics are presented unobtrusively in the context of history. For instance:

Correct, I’m in class 3-2. It’s specially for both blind and partially blind students.

I see. Ah, I mean, uh, sorry …

My my, there’s no need to change your speech on my account.

That’s right, I’m in grade 3-2. It is specially for blind and partially blind students.

I see. Oh, I mean, uh, I’m sorry.

Oh, you don’t need to change your speech because of me.

That is, a blind girl does not want to be perceived as something special. She is an ordinary girl with her own desires and aspirations. It doesn’t matter what she doesn’t see.

And all this is presented in fairly simple vocabulary, which a student with an Intermediate level of language can read without any problems.


A dating simulator with a classic OYaSh (an ordinary Japanese schoolboy). The novella was created in Japanese and later translated into English and other languages. And this is its beauty.

Clannad’s English novels are so simple that a person with an Intermediate level can handle it without any problems. In general, you can even go through it with Pre-Intermediate – with due diligence, it will work.

By the way, Japanese game developers do not bother too much about translating projects into English, but if they do, then in the most simple language possible. Therefore, Japanese date sims with an official English translation are a huge storehouse of everyday conversational phrases.

– If I could. – Furukawa begins to speak. – I’d like to recreate the drama club.

Hearing those words makes me happy.

I’m not sure if she was even capable of saying something like that positive when we first met.

– Then you should do it. It’s easy.

– If I could. Furukawa started talking. – I would like to restore the drama circle.

These words made me happy.

I wasn’t sure if she was able to say something that positive when we first met.

“Then you should do it. It’s simple.

The example given is a typical dialogue. The vocabulary of this level will be the whole game. The grammar is also quite simple, but it covers almost all the necessary topics at the Intermediate level.

The game is big – it has 16 endings. And if the format itself of a non-binding storytelling without special plot twists suits you, then it is very well suited to swing the basic conversational topics of the language.

Endless summer

Yes, Russian visuals. Yes, in English. No, not a perversion.

The thing is that the adaptation of the text into English was carried out by almost the entire community of fans. Therefore, the English text is very high quality, but at the same time, it is quite simple to understand.

The careful attitude to translation can be judged by the pop-up tips that explain certain points to the English-speaking reader who is not familiar with the culture of the USSR in general and the pioneer camps in particular.

Reading it in English is quite comfortable, albeit somewhat unusual. The pioneer setting directly hints that there should be a Russian language here.

From the author of the material: for the first time I passed the BL in English. Here is an adapted version by chance. And only after a few passed routes did I find the information that the visual was actually Russian. There was no limit to surprise.

– Pick up your jaw off the ground.

– Get your jaw off the floor.

The language is roughly at the Upper-Intermediate level. There are slang and youth words and phrases. Unexpectedly, the language is not nearly as simple as in Clannad.

In addition, the girls that the main character has to romance are very archetypal, so communication with each of them is very different. And this also benefits the variety of dialogues.

If you overcome the initial dissonance associated with the Soviet setting in English, you can well replenish your vocabulary with interesting dialogue phrases.

And an additional plus, you will have a set of vocabulary to explain your Soviet childhood to foreign acquaintances. And then suddenly you yourself did not think before.

If the genre of date-sims is perceived by you normally, then with their help you can also pump up the English language in addition to the fan service. Household vocabulary and conversational conversational phrases, expression of emotions and the opportunity to relax while learning. Yes, the tool is for hobbyists only, but it’s really good.

And if ordinary dating simulators seem too boring and snotty, download Doki Doki. And stock up on valerian. Just in case.

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