(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 肩は社長お尻は妻に叩かれる
    My boss pats / my back, my wife / kicks my butt


  • :confetti_ball: to @Arzar33
  • @Arzar33 said it perfectly: “The joke is how both are about “encouragement”, but the boss is gentle and supportive (肩を叩く), while the wife is strong and chastising (尻を叩く), which is kind of the opposite of what we would expect.”

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Life in 1 page

  1. ゴメンネの代わりか皿を洗ってる

Another easy one! 洗 is level 18, but the other two kanji are level 4.

Hoping for lots of participation!

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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