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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilya_Elante

Are there any rules against asking for a transcript of some Japanese lyrics?

I just need the Romaji and Kanji lyrics of a song.

EDIT: They're not anime lyrics

If anyone is interested in giving me at least the Kanji lyrics, I'd be happy. I'll translate them myself.

https://youtu.be/js1vQ4HoaXg

June 20, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParadoxN

If you mean asking on Duolingo for translation and transcription work, it's generally frowned upon, but there's no actual rules against it. Some people will be happy to for practice, others will downvote it because it's not exactly related to language learning in their opinion. In anycase, you can. Just be mindful that they might not be perfect transcriptions.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilya_Elante

I don't really want a translation, I want to do that myself. Even if it's just Kanji I would be happy.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash185264

You could have put the link to the song straight away, btw :)

You mean this song?

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilya_Elante

Is there a version where I can copy and paste them onto a wordpad?

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash185264

I pasted it here for you https://pastebin.com/raw/rYw1HvEu

You should be able to copy it

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilya_Elante

Thank you so much!

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilya_Elante

Would you say the singer's accent is usual? I've listened to many Japanese songs and he pronounces words rather oddly from the way I'm used to hearing.

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ash185264

You should ask a native speaker, anyway more than the pronunciation I would say maybe the singing style and the overall effects, mixing and stuff in different songs might make a singer more or less understandable.

Personally I wouldn't define the pronunciation in that song 'odd'

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MK5Eu9

Me as a native, their pronunciation aren’t wrong. However... hmm.... I don’t want to criticize people’s song...I am a horrible singer and not even professional musician ... I’d say... they’re just not my style...

June 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLord2k1

Its ok

June 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MK5Eu9

I’m not sure what kind of song you’re looking for, however I found a very very very very old song with lyric in romaji and kanji, hiragana. The song is called 上を向いて歩こう(let’s walk with our face up) by Kyu Sakamoto, however, somehow was changed to “Sukiyaki song” when they were introduced to America.

https://www.smule.com/song/坂本-九-日本語-romaji-上を向いて歩こう-ローマ字-sukiyaki-karaoke-lyrics/7719327_7719327/arrangement

June 20, 2019
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