Translating Songs - Ichiban no Takaramono

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In this article, on translating music we will study the music 一番の宝物 (Ichiban no takaramono), or “My most precious treasure”. It is a very beautiful and sad song at the same time. Below is a link, with the song:

Original song lyrics:

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顔を合わしたら喧嘩してばかり
それもいい思い出だった

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きみが教えてくれたんだもう恐くない
どんな不自由でも幸せは掴めるだから
ひとりでもゆくよ例え辛くても
きみと見た夢は必ず持ってくよ
きみとがよかったほかの誰でもない
でも目覚めた朝きみは居ないんだね

ずっと遊んでれるそんな気がしてた
気がしていただけわかってる
生まれてきたこともう後悔はしない
祭りの後みたい寂しいけどそろそろ行こう

どこまでもゆくよここで知ったこと
幸せという夢を叶えてみせるよ
きみと離れてもどんなに遠くなっても
新しい麻にあたしは生きるよ

ひとりでもゆくよ死にたくなっても
声が聞こえるよ死んではいけないと
例え辛くても寂しさに泣いても
心の奥には温もりを感じるよ

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巡って流れて時は移ろいだ
もう何があったか思い出せないけど
目を閉じてみれば誰かの笑い声
なぜかそれが今一番の宝物
一人でも行くよ
どこまでも行くよ

Romanized lyrics:

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Kao o awashitara kenka shite bakari
Sore mo ii omoide datta

Kimi ga oshiete kureta nda mou kowakunai
Donna fujiyuu demo shiawase wa tsukameru dakara

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Hitori demo yuku yo tatoe tsurakute mo
Kimi to mita yume wa kanarazu motteku yo
Kimi to ga yokatta hoka no dare demo nai
Demo mezameta wing kimi wa inai nda ne

Zutto asondereru sonna ki ga shiteta
Ki ga shiteita dake wakatteru
Umaretekita koto mou koukai wa shinai
Matsuri in the act mitai samishii kedo sorosoro ikou

Dokomademo yuku yo koko by shitta koto
Shiawase to iu yume wo kanaete miseru yo
Kimi to hanaretemo donnani tooku nattemo
Atarashii wing ni atashi wa ikiru yo

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Hitori de mo yuku yo shinitaku natte mo
Koe ga kikoeru yo shinde wa ikenai to
Tatoe tsurakute mo samishisa ni naite mo
Kokoro no oku ni wa nukumori o kanjiru yo

Megutte nagarete toki wa utsuroi da
Mou nani ga atta ka omoidasenai kedo
Me the tojitemireba dareka no waraigoe
Nazeka sore ga ima ichiban no takaramono

Hitori demo yuku yo!
Dokomademo yuku yo.

Music translation

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Whenever we met, we always fought.
But those are also good memories ...

You taught me so many things, so I'm not afraid anymore.
No matter how difficult it is, I feel that I can grab happiness, so ...

Even if I am alone, I will follow you, even if it is painful.
I will continue the dream I had with you
I'm glad I could be with you, and nobody else
But when I wake up in the morning, you're not here

I felt like we could play forever.
But I know it was just my wish.
I don't regret being born anymore.
Like the end of a festival, it is lonely, but soon we have to keep going.

I will go anywhere, along with the things I learned here
I'll show you that I can make the dream of happiness come true
Even apart from you, no matter how far,
I will live in a new dawn

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Even if alone, I will follow you, even if I want to die,
I can hear a voice saying that I must not die.
Even though it's painful, even though I cry in that loneliness
Deep in my heart I can feel your warmth

Being rewound and accelerated, time was changed
I can't remember what happened anymore, but
If I close my eyes, I can hear someone's smile
And somehow, this is now my most precious treasure.

Even if I am alone, I will follow you.
I will go anywhere.

Breaking the music apart

Now, let's study some parts of the music.

きみが教えてくれたんだもう恐くない。
Kimi ga oshiete kureta nda mō kowakunai.
You taught me so many things, so I'm not afraid anymore.

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  • きみ (君) - you
  • 教えてくれたんだ - taught to me, taught to me
  • 怖くない - don't be afraid

どんな不自由でも幸せは掴めるだから
Don'na fujiyū demo shiawase wa tsukamerudakara
No matter how difficult it is, I feel that I can grab happiness, so ...

  • どんな不自由 - lit. any inconvenience
  • でも - but, however
  • 幸せ - happiness
  • 掴める - grab
  • だから - then

でも目覚めた朝きみは居ないんだね
Demo mezameta wing kimi wa inai nda ne
But when I wake up in the morning, you're not here.

  • でも - but, however
  • 目覚めた - (past) woke up
  • 朝 - morning
  • きみ (君) - you
  • 居ないんだね - don't be here

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