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Let’s learn Japanese with the song エール (Yell) by いきものがかり (Ikimono Gakari).

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On this page, you can learn Japanese words you can use in a daily conversation with the song エール (Yell) by いきものがかり (Ikimono Gakari).

Official Music Video

いきものがかり 『YELL』Music Video

The learning focus on this page is the expressions below.

  • さよならは悲しい言葉じゃない
  • それぞれの夢へと僕らをつなぐエール

You can find them in the video. Go to 1:35.

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Let’s have a look at the expressions more carefully. Scroll down please.

さよならは悲しい言葉じゃない

Meaning: Good bye is not a sad word.
  • さよなら (sa yo na ra) means ‘good bye’.
  • は (wa) is a topic marking particle which doesn’t mean anything.
  • 悲しい (かな・しい/ka na shi i) means ‘sad’.
  • 言葉 (こと・ば/ko to ba) means ‘word’.
  • じゃない (ja na i) is a copula conjugation, which means ‘is/am/are not’.

それぞれの夢へと僕らをつなぐエール

Meaning: cheers that connect us to our dream
  • それぞれの means ‘each’.
  • 夢(ゆめ/yu me)means ‘dream’.
  • へと means ‘to’.
  • 僕ら(ぼく・ら/bo ku ra)means ‘us’ for men.

僕ら indicates men or boys, although it refers to men and women in the song.

  • を is an object marking particle.
  • つなぐ means ‘connect’.
  • エール means ‘yell or cheers’.
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