(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Monday, June 6, 2022

Sorry for the delay. I took a nap right after my workout this morning!

Previous senryu

  1. 懐かしい母校の便り寄付依頼
    nostalgic mail / from alma mater: / donation plea


  • :confetti_ball: to @Axazel (I liked leaving the punchline to the end)
  • :trophy: to @LaVieQ and @fallynleaf
  • I took the liberty of massaging @Axazel’s version into a 3-5-3
  • I was right for a change: we all agreed on the interpretation!
  • 母校(ぼこう) (alma mater) was a new one for me. I guessed the reading right, but had to look up the meaning of the word. Mother school? At first I was thinking a midwifery or something.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Husbands

  1. 今日帰り今日寝て今日起き今日出勤

This one should be pretty easy for everyone to read.

Only one hint:

I remember this feeling sentiment quite well on a few occasions. I wonder if we’ll all have the same 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. 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.

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