(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. レントゲン 今年の思い出 これ一枚
    This one sheet, / this year’s memento: / an x-ray


  • :confetti_ball: to @superelf94 and @LaVieQ

  • I decided to go with as word-for-word of a translation as possible to let the reader interpret the meaning.

  • I’m an optimist. I prefer superelf’s slight less poignant interpretation, and refuse to consider the possibility that the image actually showed anything scary.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Husbands

  1. 評判の愛妻弁当自作です

I love this one! I don’t think any hints are necessary, but an image search for 愛妻弁当 might be informative.

This one cracked me up

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.