(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Monday, May 16, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 乾杯のグラス持たされ三十分
    Cheers! we raise a glass / made to hold it like that for / thirty odd minutes


  • Congrats to @Axazel :confetti_ball: (first win and a 5-7-5). Strong entry from @alo, too.
  • Apologies for goofing the category! I’m still chuckling.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Husbands

  1. 帰りぎわとらなきゃよかったこの電話

Harder one today (at least for me). I’m unsure of my own translation. Then again, that’s usually the case!

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.