Small Animal Riddles, Can You Guess It Right? (Part 26)

Thursday, June 20, 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. Say it's a horse, and that’s not wrong, 
    说它是马也不错, 
    shuō tā shì mǎ yě bù cuò,
  2. Only it has many black stripes.
    只是身上黑道多。 
    zhǐ shì shēn shàng hēi dào duō.

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

  • 说它是马也不错-
shuō tā shì mǎ yě bù cuò
    This line suggests that calling it a horse is not wrong. The animal in question must share some characteristics with a horse.
  • 只是身上黑道多-
zhǐ shì shēn shàng hēi dào duō

    This part adds that it has many black stripes on its body. An animal that resembles a horse but with distinct black stripes should be easy to identify.

If you guessed a 斑马 (bān mǎ) zebra, you are correct! The zebra, known for its horse-like appearance and distinctive black and white stripes, fits this description perfectly.

Key Sentences:

  1. Zebras have unique black and white stripes. 
    斑马有独特的黑白条纹。 
    bān mǎ yǒu dú tè de hēi bái tiáo wén.
  2. Zebras live in herds on the African savannah. 
    斑马成群生活在非洲大草原上。 
    bān mǎ chéng qún shēng huó zài fēi zhōu dà cǎo yuán shàng.
  3. Zebras are closely related to horses and donkeys. 
    斑马与马和驴关系密切。 
    bān mǎ yǔ mǎ hé lǘ guān xì mì qiè.

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