(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 株下がり何故かうれしいわたしたち
    stocks are down. / for some reason, we’re / all happy


  • Tough call, but :confetti_ball: goes to @fallynleaf (most votes)

  • :trophy: to @LaVieQ and @valvictorine

  • I tend to agree with the consensus: this appears to be from the viewpoint of someone emotionally uninvested in stocks (whether monetarily or not). It doesn’t say why they’re happy, but it may simply be wry commentary that stock prices don’t (or shouldn’t) always affect happiness.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Intense

  1. 離婚後も同居続けるへんな仲

Interesting: this one does not appear to have any sort of hidden interpretation below the surface, and seems to just state the meaning directly. At least it seems pretty direct to me. Prove me wrong!

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.