(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 「テレビ欄号泣とある生放送」
    テレビらん ごきゅうとある なまほうそう
    TV listing: / Certain live program, / full of wailing


  • :confetti_ball: to @LaVieQ (the jury panel had a difficult time selecting the winner)

  • Is this just a commentary on the horribleness of the news these days, or is there some interpretation for 号泣 we are missing? Amusingly, searching google with the senryu itself leads one to TV programming guides!

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Husbands

  1. 例えばの話で課長にされた俺

An easy one today, both for reading and for interpreting (perhaps less for turning into an English senryu). I’m unsure why this is under Husbands rather than Salaryman.

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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