(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 無茶言うな! サンタはそんなに 金がない
    Don’t be absurd. / Santa does not have / that much money!


  • :confetti_ball: to @Linda0r

  • :trophy: to @tiredkiwi (welcome! which island?), @LaVieq, @pm215

  • all submissions were very similar to each other, but @Linda0r successfully made a 4-5-4. @LaVieQ’s 3-5-3 almost took the prize but I ended up going with the first submission.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Life in one page

  1. 爽快に起き目覚ましの故障知る

A harder one to read today, but I think the interpretation is pretty straightforward. It reminds me of some prior poems.

Wanikani doesn’t teach the 塾語(じゅくご) word 爽快, but the first character shows up on level 47 and the rest are also taught on earlier levels. The primary meaning provided by Wanikani for 故障 works better here than the English words JMdict and other dictionaries use. Yay Wanikani!

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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