Let's play Shiritori! しりとりをしましょう!

I noticed the old Shiritori thread died over a year ago, after lasting for like 6 months (rest in peace 🪦), so I figured I would start a new thread here.

Shiritori (しりとり) is a Japanese game in which the players are required to say a word which begins with the final kana of the previous word (shameless wikipedia copy pasta).

If you say a word ending with ん the game ends (and you lose), since no Japanese words start with ん.

Rules

  1. If you can only think of a word ending in ん, go ahead and type your word ending the game and type a second word to start a new game in the same post.
  2. No verbs or い adjectives since they all end in う sounds and い.
  3. Please add whatever words you are comfortable with for your vocabulary level, we don’t want to exclude anyone from playing.
  4. Don’t repeat the same word within the game (or you lose).
  5. Feel free to add the reason for choosing your word if you would like, such as why it’s unusual or why you like the word!

Example Game

  • Person 1 - 倉 (くら)warehouse
  • Person 2 - 落書き (らくがき)graffiti
  • Person 3 - 曲 (きょく)tune
  • Person 4 - 訓練 (くんれん)training
  • Person 4 loses and starts a new game.

Fun fact - The newest Pokémon series has a shiritori game at the end of each episode!

Let’s learn some vocabulary together! I’ll start with something we all love:

文法(ぶんぽう)grammar

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What a fun idea~ I just did this earlier this week with my classmates (たのしそうね、今週のさっきにクラスであそんだの~)

嘘 (うそ) lie

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捜査(そうさ)investigation

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三角 (さんかく) triangle

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空港 (くうこう) - airport

fun game!

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馬跳び (うまとび) (game of) leapfrog

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微生物(びせいぶつ)microbe

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微妙 aka the word I get wrong every single week in Anki (びみょう) - subtle/delicate/sensitive/1000 other things evidently. Are na-adjs still allowed? I guess I don’t get rule 2 since there’s still words that begin with い.

Oops posted at the same time I see, I’ll gladly take the prize as the first loser in the thread! :slight_smile:

猫 - ねこ cat

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Yeah な-adjectives are fine since we probably won’t be including the な. I just included that rule since it was a rule in the last thread, but I think it’s so we don’t force too many words that start with い or う. I can remove it if people don’t like it!

And no worries - you didn’t lose :slight_smile: The double replies will probably happen. The next person can just choose from one of the two words to make their answer with!

I’ll roll with 猫 since it’s the last one in this thread for now:

粉(こな) powder - Just learned this one on Wanikani tonight.

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軟骨なんこつ - gristle

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通貨(つうか)currency

Thanks for fixing the title @matt_in_mito :slight_smile:

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烏(からす)crow

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姿(すがた)- figure/shape

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rice field :upside_down_face:

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I guess it can’t end with ん if it’s only one mora, right? :sweat_smile:

タヌキ tanuki

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気合 (き・あい)

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胃袋いぶくろ - stomach

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ローマ - kore wa roomazi desu

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自己紹介 じこしょうかい - self introduction

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インドネシア Indonesia

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