(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Previous senryu

284: 「 父母の幼き写真見る不思議」
strange feeling, / seeing mom and dad’s / childhood pics


  • :confetti_ball: split between @fallynleaf (meaning) and @LaVieQ (reading — ふぼ would be common, but wouldn’t fit 5-7-5!

  • I’ve always felt that any photo of my parents shows them older than me, no matter how old they are in the photo or I am now. It’s impossible for me to conceive of them younger than me! I’m happy to see I’m not the only one that feels this way apparently.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: seniors

  1. 単純に祖母金持ちと孫信じ


A little more difficult to read (all words taught on WK, and nothing higher than level 34). I’ll be interested to see if we all have the same interpretation.

REQUEST: By the way, does anyone know of an existing script to identify the WK levels for any kanji within a string of Japanese text? I’ll probably never get around to writing something, but checking by hand is becoming tiresome — which is why I don’t do it very often.

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.