(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. お見合いの写真修正もう限界
    おみあいの / しゃしんしゅうせい / もうげんかい
    Deep faked selfies / for the omiai / — It’s the last straw

I thoroughly enjoyed all the creative submissions. The judges drew the line at referring to お見合い as a dating app, though!

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Children

  1. 恋してるらしい寝言の娘を案じ

Having just spent a few days with may 2-year-old grandson, this one warms my heart. (To be clear: I think he’s still a bit early for dreams of love, but I dearly enjoy watching him sleep, regardless! As the father of two daughters myself, I viscerally understand the meaning behind this one.)

Have fun!

Remember to please use the spoiler tag with your translation attempts! Also, please include the reading in kana with your submission.

Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter your level! Questions and comments are as valued as translation submissions.

Please try not to be disappointed if your translation isn’t selected or if you disagree with the daily choice: the judge isn’t terribly consistent with his grading (and has awful taste!).
Online tools like dictionaries, sentence databases, and even AI translation engines are fair game and can be extremely helpful. Yomichan is particularly handy if you use the Chrome or Firefox browser. The 語源(ごげん)由来(ゆらい)辞典(じてん) is also an excellent resource for researching the etymology of various words and expressions.

Here are the links to the 356 Japanese originals (spoiler free) and to the the spreadsheet with all the upcoming senryu as well as the translations to date.