1. 1〔歌謡〕a song
    • 歌を歌う
    • sing (a song)
    • 歌を習う
    • take lessons in singing/take vocal lessons
    • 歌が上手[下手]だ
    • be good [poor] at singing
    • 歌の先生
    • a singing teacher
    • 恋[酒]の歌
    • a love [drinking] song
    • 失恋の歌
    • a song of unrequited love
  1. 2〔詩歌〕a poem, a verse;〔総称〕poetry, verse
  1. 3〔短歌〕a tanka, a waka, a 31-syllable Japanese poem
    • 歌を詠む
    • compose [write] a tanka (poem)
    • 歌の大家
    • a master of tanka poetry
    • 歌の道に励む
    • devote oneself to tanka