To quote Moonstruckさん, author of the original しりとり thread:

The first person writes a Japanese word, then the next person writes a new Japanese word beginning with the last “letter” of the last person’s word. If someone ends a word in ん, they lose…because no words start with ん.

Person 1: 眼鏡 (めがね - glasses)
Person 2: 猫 (ねこ - cat)
Person 3: 子供 (こども - children)
Person 4: 勿論 (もちろん - of course)
Person 4 loses.

It’s a great way to learn new vocabulary from each other, looking it up, or exercise your memory. To increase everyone’s learning, let’s try to include the Kanji, reading, and English meaning when we can.

Let’s continue where we left off (´・ω・`)ノ

苺(いちご) strawberry

(Note to mods: honestly I had no idea where to put this, but since we’re practicing Japanese and it often includes Kanji… Kanji section? You can move it if needed.)


塵 (ごみ) rubbish; trash; garbage


宮(みや) shrine


ややこしい ajdklasjdlkajs


What? WhT?




意味 (いみ) meaning


皆(みな) everyone


何 (なに) what




午後【ごご】 (P.M. or afternoon!)


五月 (ごがつ) May


一日 (ついたち)first day


地下鉄 (chikatetsu) underground train; subway


積り書き(つもりがき) written estimate


切手 (きって) stamp


手紙 (てがみ)letter


港(みなと) harbor


年 (とし . year)


下 (した) under