Let’s Guess Chinese Riddles About Daily (Part 2)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Welcome back to our fascinating journey through the world of Chinese riddles! In this installment, we’re exploring another clever riddle about something we use in our daily lives. Ready to put on your thinking cap and dive into this puzzle? Here it is:

  1. A square house, with a door but no windows,
    屋子方方,有门没窗,
    Wūzi fāng fāng, yǒu mén méi chuāng,
  2. hot outside, frosty inside. 
    屋外热烘,屋里冰霜。
    wūwài rè hōng, wū lǐ bīng shuāng.

Let's break it down

  • "屋子方方" (A square house): This line describes the shape of the object, indicating that it is square or rectangular, much like a house.
  • "有门没窗" (With a door but no windows): This points out that the object has a door (or doors) but no windows, which is a distinctive feature.
  • "屋外热烘" (Hot outside): This suggests that the exterior of the object is warm or at room temperature.
  • "屋里冰霜" (Frosty inside): This is the key clue, indicating that the inside of the object is cold or icy, contrasting sharply with the outside.

"冰箱" (Refrigerator): The answer to the riddle is a refrigerator. It perfectly fits the description of a square or rectangular appliance with doors but no windows, warm on the outside, and cold on the inside.

  1. The food is in the refrigerator.
    食物在冰箱里。
    Shíwù zài bīngxiāng lǐ.
  2. I bought a new refrigerator.
    我买了一个新冰箱。
    Wǒ mǎi le yī gè xīn bīngxiāng.
  3. The refrigerator is cold.
    冰箱是冷的。
    Bīngxiāng shì lěng de.

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