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Song : Ultraman Mebius

 Ultraman Mebius Opening

2006
松井五郎  作詩
鈴木キサブロー 作曲
京田誠一 編曲

This song is about spirit of fighting for peace. Song theme of Futuristic Robot, Ultraman Mebius, populars since 2006.

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今すぐできることはなんだろう
Ima sugu dekiru koto wa nan darou? (Nan darou?)
What is it we can do right now?

銀河の彼方心の声が聴こえてる
Gin ga no kanata kokoro no koe ga kikoeteru
The heart’s […]

Becareful with The Opening Door

Post up inside the trains. Read the sentence and increase your kanji skill.

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ひらくドアにご注意
hiraku doa ni go chuui

MEANING : Becareful with the door to be open.

VOCABULARY :

ひらく: hiraku = open, unpack, unfold, unlock 
ドア : doa = door
注意 : […]

Exit

Foreigner in Japan should know this sign. Learn more about the two kanjis.

Read the kanji, don't get lost.

Read the kanji, don't get lost.

1. 出口

READING : deguchi

MEANING : exit

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Being Pregnant

Expecting mother in Japan, should use this sign,  receive from the pediatricians or city ward office, health department. Read the sentence, memorize the kanji.

Being pregnant.

Being pregnant.

 
おなかに赤ちゃんがいます。

MEANING : There is a baby/babies in the stomach/belly (the user is being […]

Song : A Letter from Grasshopper

グラスホッパからの手紙
NHK – Minna no Uta

GURASU HOPPA KARA NO TEGAMI
A Letter from Grasshopper

PS. This song contains the koto-ga-aru expression. Find the explanation in previous post
(http://www.japaneseonline.org/2009/11/koto-ga-aru/).

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ハ… もうやったらんない。お手紙なんてむり!!
Ha… mou yattarannai! Otegami nante muri!!
Waaa, this can’t be done! Writing a letter? Impossible!

お手紙書くのはムズカシイ
O-tegami kaku no wa […]

Koto Ga Aru

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doraemon wa sensei ni natta koto ga aru

~ことがある (~koto ga aru)

:: pronounciation and sentence examples are available in the next post, Letter of The Grasshopper (Japanese song) : http://www.japaneseonline.org/2009/11/song-the-letter-of-grasshopper/::

Meaning : Someone has done something, someone has had an experience doing something; There […]

Song : 勇気 100% (The 100% of Braveness)

Nintama Rantarou Anime – Opening Theme
NHK, 1993

Singer : Hikari Genji

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がっかりして めそめそして どうしたんだい
Gakkari shite, meso meso shite, doushitandai
Being disappointed, crying, what happened?

太陽みたいに笑う きみはどこだい
taiyou mitai ni warau kimi wa doko dai
Be like the sun, just laugh! Where are you? (In what condition are you)

Wow Wow やりたいこと やったもん勝ち 青春なら
Wow wow yaritai koto, yattamon gachi […]

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DOUMO

In daily conversation, people often use this phrase : doumo. In the beginner level, one of the first parts to be taught are the greeting expressions : good morning, good day, how are you, see you next time, and thank you or sorry.

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Public Toilet (1)

It is easy to find this kind of warnings in Japan. Improve your Japanese by reading, memorizing and understanding the kanji, vocabulary, and sentence patterns in the warning.

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Reading :

お願い。
トイレ.売場ないは禁煙となっています。
toire.uribanai wa kin en to natte imasu.
なお、このトイレは炎感知器を設置しています。
nao, kono toire wa en kanchiki wo secchi shite imasu.
ライター.マッチ等を使用されると警報音がなり、防災センターへ
raita.macchitou wo shiyousareruto […]

Song : Kokoro no Tomo (Soulmate)

心の友
Kokoro no tomo
(Soulmate)
Mayumi Itsuwa, 1980

心の友

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あなたから苦しみを 奪えたそのとき
Anata kara kurushimi wo ubaeta sono toki
That time, I was able to steal away your pain

私にも生きてゆく 勇気が湧いてくる
Watashi nimo ikiteyuku yuuki ga waite kuru
For me, it burns my braveness to live.

あなたと出会うまでは孤独なさすらい人
Anata to deau made wa kodoku na sasurai-bito
Untill I met you, I […]