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鲸鱼不是鱼

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ID: 2797 Advanced
熊猫是猫还是熊?明明不是鱼的鲸鱼,在中文里却跟鲤鱼、鲔鱼一样都成了‘鱼’,跟着中文博客的奇想,一起来学一些生物学、分类学的基本词汇,让你跟中国朋友的聊天范围更广更有趣! Photo Credit: James Niland
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鸵鸟 tuóniǎo ostrich
huì beak
鲸鱼 jīngyú whale
fin
你认为鸵鸟算是鸟吗?
nǐ rènwéi tuóniǎo suàn shì niǎo ma ?
Do you think an ostrich counts as a bird?
鸵鸟当然是鸟啊,它有翅膀,有喙,会下蛋,并且,你看,它的名字就叫鸵鸟”。
tuóniǎo dāngrán shì niǎo ā ,tā yǒu chìbǎng ,yǒu huì ,huì xiàdàn ,bìngqiě ,nǐ kàn ,tā de míngzi jiù jiào tuóniǎo ”。
Of course an ostrich is a bird, it has wings, it has a beak, it lays eggs, and, there's even the character for bird in its Chinese name.
那鲸鱼当然是鱼咯?它住在水里,没有脚,有鳍,而且名字叫做鲸鱼!
nà jīngyú dāngrán shì yú lo ?tā zhùzài shuǐ lǐ ,méiyǒu jiǎo ,yǒu qí ,érqiě míngzi jiàozuò jīngyú !
Then a whale is a fish of course? It lives in the water, it has no feet, it has fins and its Chinese name contains the character for fish!
胡说,按照生物学的分类,鲸鱼是哺乳类,因为它用肺呼吸,是胎生动物,别以为你能唬得了我。
húshuō ,ànzhào shēngwùxué de fēnlèi ,jīngyú shì bǔrǔlèi ,yīnwèi tā yòng fèi hūxī ,shì tāishēngdòngwù ,bié yǐwéi nǐ néng hǔ dé liǎo wǒ 。
Nonsense, according to taxonomy, whales are mammals, because they breathe with their lungs and they are viviparous, don't think you can fool me.
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