Japanese Culture

 

Japanese Culture

Frog Song


ใ‹ใˆใ‚‹ ใฎ ๆญŒ ใŒ ใƒป่žใ“ใˆใฆใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใƒปใใ ใใ ใใ ใใใƒปใ’ใ‚ ใ’ใ‚ ใ’ใ‚ ใ’ใ‚ใƒปใใ  ใใ ใใ

ใ‹ใˆใ‚‹ใฎๆญŒ
The Frog’s Song


ใ‹ใˆใ‚‹ใฎๆญŒใŒ
kaeru no uta ga
The frog’s song

่žใ“ใˆใฆใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆ
kikoete kuru yo

we can hear it (the song)

ใใ
ใใ ใใ ใใ
gwa gwa gwa gwa
ribbit <frog
noise>

ใ’ใ‚
ใ’ใ‚ ใ’ใ‚ ใ’ใ‚

gero gero gero gero
ribbit <more
frog noise>

ใใ
ใใ ใใ

gwa gwa gwa
ribbit
<still more frog noise>

VOCAB:

ใ‹ใˆใ‚‹ kaeru – Frog
ใฎ no – ‘s (possessive)

ๆญŒ uta – song
ใŒ ga – subject marker / particle

่žใ“ใˆใฆใใ‚‹ kikoetekuru – able to hear gradually – (the feeling is we are
approaching the frogs and their voices are getting louder.)

ใ‚ˆ yo – ‘hey you’ or
‘listen you!’

ใใ gwa & ใ’ใ‚ gero – the effect of a frog singing


JUST A NOTE:
Another meaning of
ใ’ใ‚ gero is ‘to throw up; puke’

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