Mandarin Word Game
I came across this little play on words today and thought it was so fun!
Can you guys decifer it？ ;D
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podsterJanuary 29, 2015, 03:43 PM
Fi, This kind of "riddle" is fun and helps us improve our understanding of the language, I think. Someone sent me this and a few other similar ones recently. For example:
babyeggplant, okay, here's another one for you to try. I'm going to leave it up for a while before giving my explanation in case anyone else who wants to try the challenge too:
bababardwanJanuary 31, 2015, 04:55 AM
Could it be:
In summer you can wear a lot less, wear a lot less
In winter you can wear as much as you like, wear as much as you like
...something along those lines...all depending on the emphasis you put on the two characters 多少
babyeggplantJanuary 31, 2015, 05:45 AM
I think it's simply
In summer, wear as little as you can.
In winter, wear as much as you can.
waiguorenFebruary 01, 2015, 01:45 PM
I had to google these 'play on words' type things (couldn't work out the answers by myself) and came across a very interesting/saucy one (see if you can work it out):
Yeah, I was thinking that, though I thought the second one was not "someone" but specifically the girl he has the date with [ ? with the implication that after the conquest he was less motivated?]
OK guys, here's the answer:
There are two reasons why a boy is late for his date date with a girl:
A) He overslept
B) He has already slept with her (and thus is 'less motivated...after the conquest' as baba puts it ;)
So between podster and baba you got it!
I can't help looking at your profile pic (podster) and saying 'oh nice'!
waiguorenFebruary 02, 2015, 11:13 AM
Another one for you all to try: