Song: Lemon

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On this page, you can learn Japanese with a Japanese song. The title of the song is Lemon by Kenshi Yonezu.

The lyric for you to learn is from the beginning up to 25 seconds in the video.

夢ならばどれほどよかったでしょう

(It would have been great if it was a dream.)

夢(ゆめ)means ‘dream’. ならば means ‘if’ and follows a noun. どれほど means ‘very’. The most common word for very is とても. どれほど is not used as much as とても in a daily life.

よかった means ‘was good’. でしょう means ‘would be’.

未だにあなたのことを夢にみる

(I still see you in my dreams.)

未だに(いま・だに)means ‘still’. It is same as まだ. あなた means ‘you’. 夢にみる(ゆめ・にみる)is a verb and the meaning is ‘dream’. あなたのことを夢にみる means ‘see you in my dreams’. It is same if you just say あなたを夢にみる.

忘れた物を取りに帰るように

(as I go back to get something I left behind.)

忘れた(わす・れた) means ‘forgot’. 物(もの)means ‘thing’. 忘れた物 means ‘thing I forgot’. This is Relative Clause. を is an object marker particle and does not mean anything.

取りに帰る(と・りに・かえ・る)means ‘go back to collect (something)’. ように means ‘as’.

古びた思い出の埃を払う

(I clean up the dust of the old memories.)

古びた(ふる・びた)means ‘old’. It is same as 古い(ふる・い). 思い出(おも・い・で)means ‘memories’. の means ‘of’. 埃(ほこり)means ‘dust’. を is an object marker particle and does not mean anything.

払う(はら・う)means ‘clean up’ if it is used with 埃. 払う usually means ‘pay’. For example, お金を払う means ‘pay money’. お金(お・かね)means ‘money’.

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