Japanese song lyrics website with english translation?

Hi everyone this is my first post on this forum (yeeah !)
Very happy to join this community.

I’m a new japanese-language learner.
I was wondering if there were some websites with japanese song lyrics written in kanji with furigana as well as their translation in english ?

Thanks,

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Hello and welcome

I am a beginner too. that makes us two then

I want to know about this also. I usually watch Japanese songs in YouTube with CC on (set to Japanese). Some songs also had hard Japanese subs on them. But I want to know if there is a website of this.

I know a lot of vocaloid songs have them, due to the fandom having a wiki. Not sure about more mainstream music though, especially not with furigana

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I know a couple of websites that have kanji, romaji, and English translations, but I can’t remember finding any with furigana.

This is the only site I know of:

One thing that I do when trying to learn the meaning of lyrics is to scroll through
the YouTube comments. If the song is really popular, there’s a chance some other
fan has posted the lyrics in English in the comments.

You can also go to Japanese lyric sites like:

https://www.uta-net.com/artist/17916/

https://j-lyric.net/artist/a059bf5/

and cut and paste the Japanese lyrics into Google Translate. The translation will usually be awkward but it will at least give you a general idea, and the results will also be in romaji so you can learn pronunciations.

Hope that helps!

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Usually you can just google the song name with 歌詞 and google will list the lyrics for you. It’s also often available on Spotify/Google Music etc. But that’s without a translation for translated lyrics you’d often need to search separately and hope that some fans translated them.

E.g. (lyrics of 神っぽいな)

This site has furigana but I absolutely hate it because it blocks text selection and copying :angry:

You can’t just change CSS to bypass it, they have JS preventing text select too, so you’d have to also disable javascript to select text.

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Good music taste btw

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While you can find English translations for most semi-popular songs by just googling for them (at least vocaloid songs), a lot of these are notoriously terrible. I’ve found a lot of examples which is just glorified (sometimes not even that) google translate output. So yeah, take care not to learn from google translate decisions.

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Thanks @Stillman777, Lyricstranslate seems really nice, I like the community aspect of it too.
I didn’t thought about the youtube comments, that’s actually a good idea.

Thanks for this tip !

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