JLPT N5 聞 listen, hear

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毎日新聞   まいにちしんぶん
mainichi shinbun    Mainichi Newspaper
希望新聞   きぼうしんぶん
kibō shinbun   Hope Newspaper
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hanasiwoとにかく話を聞こうじゃないか。
とにかくはなしをきこうじゃないか。
tonikaku hanashi o kikō janai ka
In any case, let's listen to your side of the story.
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毎日新聞旅行
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毎日新聞旅行   まいにちしんぶんりょこう
mainichi shinbun ryokō    Mainichi Newspaper Travel
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ふくしまの話を聞こう
ふくしまのはなしをきこう
fukushima no hanashi o kikō
Let's listen to the story of Fukushima.
nuclear power plant disaster
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君の意見を聞こう
きみのいけんをきこう
kimi no iken o kikō
I'll listen to your opinion.
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毎日新聞   まいにちしんぶん
mainichi shinbun    Mainichi Newspaper
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朝日
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朝日新聞   あさひしんぶん
asahi shinbun    Asahi Newspaper
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朝日新聞   あさひしんぶん
asahi shinbun    Asahi Newspaper
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Arts: national anthem 君が代

The National Anthem of Japan
君が代 or    きみがよ
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The national anthem of Japan is called 君が代 きみがよ Kimigayo. It is also one of the shortest national anthems. Its lyrics are based on a 和歌 わか waka poem written in the 平安 へいあん Heian period (794-1185). The melody is just over a hundred years old.
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The word 君 きみ kimi originally meant you for an overlord or master honorific language. These days it is frequently used as a friendly you. Obviously in the National Anthem it refers to the Emperor: 君が代  きみがよ kimi-ga-yo means Your Reign, or Your Majesty's Reign.
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君が代は 千代に八千代に さざれ石の いわおとなりて こけの生すまで
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きみがよは ちよにやちよに さざれいしの いわおとなりて こけのむすまで
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kimigayo wa chiyo ni yachiyo ni sazare-ishi no iwa o tonarite koke no musu made
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May your reign Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations, Until the pebbles Grow into boulders Lush with moss
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