Small Animal Riddles, Can You Guess It Right? (Part 31)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Welcome to Part 31 of our small animal riddles series! Today's riddle features a creature known for its many legs and venomous bite. Let's see if you can guess what it is from the clues below:

  1. In front, there are venomous pincers, 
    前有毒夹, 
    qián yǒu dú jiā,
  2. at the back, there is a tail, 
    后有尾巴, 
    hòu yǒu wěi bā,
  3. the whole body has twenty-one segments, 
    全身二十一节, 
    quán shēn èr shí yī jié,
  4. do not touch it at any cost.
    千万不要碰它。 
    qiān wàn bù yào pèng tā。

Let's dive into the riddle!

  • 前有毒夹 后有尾巴,
    qián yǒu dú jiā,hòu yǒu wěi bā,
    The first two lines, "前有毒夹,后有尾巴," describe an animal with venomous pincers at the front and a tail at the back. This creature uses its pincers for both defense and hunting.
  • 全身二十一节,千万不要碰它。 
    quán shēn èr shí yī jié,qiān wàn bù yào pèng tā。 
    The next two lines, "全身二十一节,千万不要碰它," explain that the animal's body is composed of twenty-one segments and warn against touching it. This distinctive segmentation and warning indicate a potentially dangerous creature.

The answer is Centipedes-蜈蚣 (wú gōng)

Key Sentences:

  1. Centipedes are known for their many legs and venomous bite. 
    蜈蚣以它们的众多腿和毒咬而闻名。 
    Wú gōng yǐ tā men de zhòng duō tuǐ hé dú yǎo ér wén míng.
  2. Centipedes prefer dark, damp environments. 
    蜈蚣喜欢黑暗潮湿的环境。 
    Wú gōng xǐ huān hēi àn cháo shī de huán jìng.
  3. I am really scared of centipedes
    我非常害怕蜈蚣
    Wǒ fēi cháng hài pà wú gōng .

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