Small Animal Riddles, Can You Guess it Right? (Part 3)

Monday, May 27, 2024

Welcome to our series on small animal riddles! Today, we have a fun and intriguing riddle for you. Let's break it down and see if you can guess the answer.

  1. Short tail, sharp claws, 
    尾巴短小,爪子尖利,
    Wěibā duǎnxiǎo, zhuǎzi jiānlì, 
  2. active at night, catches mice.
    夜晚出没,捕捉老鼠。
    yèwǎn chūmò, bǔzhuō lǎoshǔ.

Let's break it down and see if you can guess the answer.

  • "尾巴短小" (wěi bā duǎn xiǎo) means "short tail". This gives us a clue that the animal we're thinking of has a short tail.
  • "爪子尖利" (zhuǎ zi jiān lì) translates to "sharp claws", indicating that this animal has sharp claws, possibly used for hunting or climbing.
  • "夜晚出没" (yè wǎn chū mò) means "active at night". This nocturnal behavior suggests that the animal is often seen or more active during nighttime.
  •  "捕捉老鼠" (bǔ zhuō lǎo shǔ) means "catches mice". This final clue tells us that the animal hunts mice, which should make it easier to guess.

Answer: Cat-猫(Māo)

Key Sentences:

  1. Cats like to sleep in sunny spots.
    
猫喜欢在阳光下睡觉。

    Māo xǐhuān zài yángguāng xià shuìjiào.
  2. My cat loves to chase after laser pointers.

    我的猫喜欢追逐激光笔。

    Wǒ de māo xǐhuān zhuīzhú jīguāng bǐ.
  3. Cats are very clean animals.

    猫是非常干净的动物。

    Māo shì fēicháng gānjìng de dòngwù.

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