Sentence Shiritori Challenge

Since shiritori is a fun and popular game, and there seem to be a lot of inquiries in the WK Community about practicing grammar and speaking, here might be a way to promote extra learning while having fun at the same time. I’ve never tried this before, but maybe it could work? :grinning:

Rules are based on the original shiritori thread’s.

THE ルール
・Sentences can neither begin nor end with ん
・The first person writes a Japanese sentence (preferably of your own making)
・The next person writes a new Japanese sentence, beginning with the same character sound as the LAST character sound of the previous writer’s sentence.

  • If that last character is a kanji such as 物 with a reading of もの, then the next sentence should begin with the sound の

Example shiritori chain:

  1. この宇宙電車は急行、土星行きです
  2. 寿司が一番好きな食べ物
  3. 農業大学の入学試験に合格できた

To make life easier if you’re stuck:

・You can use either casual or formal Japanese
・If you can’t think of a word to start with, use a name instead (the above #3 example ends with た, so the next sentence could start with a name like 高橋さん or たけし君)
・If it’s difficult to come up with your own sentence, use an example sentence from your WK lessons and change a word or two :arrow_heading_down:

For the vocabulary 今すぐ, the first WK example sentence is 今すぐ、会いに行きましょう。If you are writing a shiritori sentence beginning with the い sound and want to use 今すぐ, you could make a sentence like 今すぐ、買いに行きましょう。

:exclamation: Grammar doesn’t have to be perfect, of course, since we’re all still learning (and even natives make mistakes … do you know and adhere to all the grammatical rules in your own native language? I sure don’t :wink:). I suppose if there’s a glaring error that disrupts the meaning of the sentence, then another WK user could offer a friendly correction?

What do you think? If you like this idea, let’s give it a go:

今日は美容院に行くつもり

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離婚してダメ。ダメ。

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麺つゆにわさびを入れる?

ルールを作ったから壊さなければならい。

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いちごは美味しいよ。

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幼稚園で時々英語を教えます。
( ようちえんで ときどき えいごを おしえます。)

Edited to adhere to game rules. Sorry!

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If you change the order of your sentence to 幼稚園で時々英語を教えます, it’ll adhere to the shiritori rules :wink:

Either way, since both versions end with す, I’ll start the next sentence:

素敵な仕事を見つけたね

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寝つきが悪いことがある :sleepy:

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Ah! I originally had 幼稚園 in the front! I was so caught up trying to be grammatically correct, I forgot I was playing shiritori. Sorry everyone!)

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留守電 に 入れ といて ね 。

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年内に日本語能力試験N2にもN1にも合格したいな

なんとか今(いま)まで死(し)ななかったのは不思議(ふしぎ)

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ギターを弾きながらシャワーを浴びたらダメ

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メールはいつも日本語で書く

クールなメールをいつかもらいたい

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イジメは絶対(ぜったい)に駄目(だめ)です。

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スープをソープで作るんじゃなかった!

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楽(たの)しいぞこれ!

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レコメンデーションと推薦の違いは何?

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逃げるときに絶対にベーコンを忘れないようにしてくれ

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