Small Animal Riddles, Can You Guess It Right? (Part 23)

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Welcome back to our series of small animal riddles! Today, we have another fun and intriguing riddle for you. Can you figure out which animal we're describing? Here it goes:

  1. Spits out fine silver threads, weaves a heavenly net, 
    吐出细银丝,织成天罗网, 
    tǔ chū xì yín sī, zhī chéng tiān luó wǎng,
  2. Sets up an eight-diagram array, to catch flying generals.
    摆下八卦阵,专捉飞来将。 
    bǎi xià bā guà zhèn, zhuān zhuō fēi lái jiàng.

Let's break down this riddle and see if you can guess the answer!

  • 吐出细银丝,织成天罗网-
tǔ chū xì yín sī, zhī chéng tiān luó wǎng

    This line describes an animal that spits out fine silver threads and weaves a heavenly net. What creature uses silk threads to create intricate structures?
  • 摆下八卦阵,专捉飞来将
-bǎi xià bā guà zhèn, zhuān zhuō fēi lái jiàng
    This part mentions setting up an eight-diagram array to catch flying generals. The reference to catching flying creatures helps narrow down our options.

If you guessed a spider, you are correct! The spider, known for spinning webs to catch insects, fits this description perfectly.

Key Sentences:

  1. Spiders spin webs to catch their prey. 
    蜘蛛会织网捕捉猎物。 
    zhī zhū huì zhī wǎng bǔ zhuō liè wù.
  2. Spiders use silk threads to create their webs. 
    蜘蛛用丝线织成网。 
    zhī zhū yòng sī xiàn zhī chéng wǎng.
  3. Spiders are skilled at setting traps. 
    蜘蛛擅长设陷阱。 
    zhī zhū shàn cháng shè xiàn jǐng.

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