(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. ナイターの拍手隣家と敵味方
    Night-game applause from / my neighbor’s house — no longer / friend but frenemy


  • Congrats to @alo :confetti_ball: (“frenemy” was perfect, imo!)
  • I couldn’t resist turning Alo’s submission into a 5-7-5. Despite my warnings that it isn’t weighted heavily in the translations, I thought this parsed pretty well.
  • As always, it’s all subjective. Don’t let my preferences for translations get in the way of you picking your own winners!

Current senryu challenge

Volume: husbands

  1. 言い負けてよかった妻の上機嫌

No hints today. Another one with fairly easy kanji but perhaps open to interpretation.

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!

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.

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.

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