(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Friday, May 13, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 家中でだまされてやる父の嘘
    The whole family / pretends to be fooled / by dad’s fibs


  • Congrats to @Arzar33 :confetti_ball:
  • This one was tricky. I’ve taken editorial liberties with the editing again (mea culpa), but I really like @Arzar33 's choice of the word “fib” rather than “lie”.
  • The trickiest grammar point was だまされてやるinstead of だまされる. They’re purposefully falling for his fibs.
  • I think it’s more likely うちじゅう rather than いえじゅう (or even かちゅう) but who knows?

Current senryu challenge

Volume: husbands

  1. 俺の方ばかり見て言う注意事項

No hints again. Again I’m not confident in my translation yet.

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