Chinese Riddle 中国谜语:Youshi Luo zai Shanyao 有时落在山腰

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
From Ling-LingChinese.com

zhōng guó 
中        国      谜   语

yǒu shí  luò  zài  shān

“有时落在山腰,

有时挂在树梢。

有时像个圆盘,

有时像把镰刀

 

 

With Pinyin:

zhōng guó 
中        国      谜   语

yǒu shí  luò  zài  shān yāo
“ 有   时     落    在    山     腰 ,

yǒu shí  guà  zài  shù shāo
有    时     挂     在     树    梢 。

yǒu shí  xiàng    yuán pán
有    时     像       个    圆     盘 ,

yǒu shí  xiàng    lián dāo
有时 像 把 镰刀 。

 "Sometimes it falls on mountainside ,Image result for moon falls on the mountain

Sometimes hanging in the trees .Black and grey girl on a swing with full moon and tree silhouette - Google Search: 

Sometimes like a disc ,Image result for disk

Sometimes it is like a scythe (sickle) .Image result for scythe

Vocabulary 生词

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 有时 有時 yǒu shí sometimes; now and then
2 luò to fall or drop; (of the sun) to set
3 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
4 山腰 shān yāo halfway up a mountain; lit. waist of mountain
5 guà to hang or suspend (from a hook etc); to hang up (the phone); to hang
6 树梢 樹梢 shù shāo the tip of a tree; treetop
7 xiàng to resemble; to be like; to look as if; such as; appearance; image; portrait; image under a mapping (math.)
8 classifier for people or objects in general
9 圆盘 圓盤 yuán pán disk
10 to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold of; handle; particle marking the following noun as a direct object; classifier for objects with handle; classifier for small objects: handful
11 镰刀 鐮刀 lián dāo sickle; curved blade to cut grain

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