Tinycard Deck For Songs: Paper Flower by 米津玄師

One of the ways I learn vocabulary is to learn with songs. I listen to a song, look at the lyrics, and then I write the words that I don't understand and learn by slowly memorizing the song.

I'd say it's very effective, especially if you like music. Listening to the song as you learn the words lets you hear them, and also hear them in context.

I made a flashcard deck for the song 'Paper Flower' by Kenshi Yonezu. If you are an intermediate to advanced learner to Japanese, the grammar is not difficult (not that it's correct grammar; it is a song, after all), however I thought the words were a bit tricky and abstract.

The deck is here if you would like to use it

And here is a link to the song. Even if you don't use the deck, it's a very good song and one that I would recommend to anyone, whether or not you use it to learn is up to you.

September 12, 2018

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What a wonderful idea! Thank you for making this deck and for sharing it with others. I think the idea of learning language through song is really brilliant. I once had a few albums I loved in Italian when I was a teenager many years ago. Had I thought to translate the songs like this, I might know more Italian today. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

September 13, 2018
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