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Offline Hooman

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Guess the Animals
« on: November 11, 2015, 11:52:18 AM »
Here's a list of Chinese animal names translated directly, word for word, into English. See if you can guess what the proper English names are:

1. Stripped Horse
2. Long Neck Deer
3. Pouch Rat
4. Sharp Cow
5. River Horse
6. Bear Cat
7. Gold Fish
8. Sea Leopard
9. Stinky Ferret
10. Cat Head Eagle
11. Fire Chicken
12. Pine Rat
13. Single Peak Hunchback
14. Squirm Insect
15. Sea Racoon
16. Bee Bird
17. Water Tiger Fish
18. 1000 Foot Insect
19. White Ant
20. Wolf Spider
21. Rinse Bear
22. Eat Ant Beast
23. Fire Intense Bird
24. Hunting Leopard
25. Peck Wood Bird
26. Hunchback Deer
27. Dragon Shrimp
28. Sea Elephant
29. Water Cow
30. Yellow Rat Wolf

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 11:10:29 AM »
Some are me being serious, some not.

1-Zebra
2-Giraffe
3-Kangaroo
4-
5-Seahorse
6-Arctic Cat Sled
7-Duhh gold fish
8-Sea lion, another trick question
9-Skunk
10-Something from Dr Moreau's island
11-Pontiac Firebird. (easy one)
12-Squirrel?
13-Camel
14-Worm
15-Otter
16-Hummingbird
17-You made that up, be serious
18-Tapeworm
19-How about a white ant
20-Direct translation, if its not then what the hell is a 'Wolf Spider' in chinese?
21-Beaver
22-Ant eater
23-Phoenix
24-Lion
25-Woodpecker
26-He has a birth defect leave him alone.
27-I want to eat that
28-Meg Griffin
29-Orca Whale
30-No idea...
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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 06:12:50 PM »
Hah

You actually did get quite a few of them.

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 10:55:16 AM »
Aha! Fixed the attachment issue with the forums!

I'm attaching a hint. An image with all the animals from the above list. Maybe it will help.

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 12:16:39 PM »
Answering based on Dave's responses or lack thereof
4. I think a Bull (as its a Male Cow but it has sharp horns)
6. Sounds like a Tiger or Lion (These cats are about the size of a bear)
10. Sounds like a Bat (it has ears like a Cat and soars like an Eagle at Night
17. Sounds like a Walrus (Walrus has long fangs like big cats and the body of a fish)
19. Sounds like a Termite (Termites are about the size of an Ant and are whitish in color)
24. Sounds more like a Panther than a Lion
26. Sounds like a Camel with two Humps
27. A lobster perhaps (As a lobster is a lot bigger than a shrimp, and sorta looks like a Chinese Dragon)
28. Whale
29. Hippopotamus
30. Honey Badger perhaps (It has yellowish fur, and is as vicious as a wolf and is somewhat rat-like)
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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 06:38:10 AM »
Some good guesses. Lets see how things currently stand:

1. Stripped Horse  Zebra
2. Long Neck Deer  Giraffe
3. Pouch Rat  Kangaroo
4. Sharp Cow
5. River Horse
6. Bear Cat
7. Gold Fish  Goldfish
8. Sea Leopard
9. Stinky Ferret  Skunk
10. Cat Head Eagle
11. Fire Chicken
12. Pine Rat  Squirrel
13. Single Peak Hunchback  Dromedary (I'll accept Camel as close enough, which can have two humps)
14. Squirm Insect  Worm
15. Sea Racoon
16. Bee Bird  Hummingbird
17. Water Tiger Fish
18. 1000 Foot Insect
19. White Ant  Termite
20. Wolf Spider  Wolf Spider
21. Rinse Bear
22. Eat Ant Beast  Ant Eater
23. Fire Intense Bird
24. Hunting Leopard
25. Peck Wood Bird  Woodpecker
26. Hunchback Deer
27. Dragon Shrimp  Lobster
28. Sea Elephant
29. Water Cow
30. Yellow Rat Wolf
« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 06:53:57 AM by Hooman »

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2016, 03:22:00 PM »

4. Sharp Cow Rhinoceros
5. River Horse Hippo
6. Bear Cat Panda
8. Sea Leopard Seal
10. Cat Head Eagle Owl
11. Fire Chicken Turkey
15. Sea Racoon Beaver
17. Water Tiger Fish Piranha
18. 1000 Foot Insect Giant Millipede
21. Rinse Bear Raccoon
23. Fire Intense Bird Flamingo
24. Hunting Leopard Cheetah
26. Hunchback Deer Moose (first guess was camel)
28. Sea Elephant Sea Lion
29. Water Cow Water Buffalo
30. Yellow Rat Wolf Weasel (Siberian variety I think based on photo)


Not sure if I have these right but -fingers crossed-
« Last Edit: January 25, 2016, 03:26:18 PM by leeor_net »

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2016, 03:39:43 PM »
Very nice job leeor_net. That completes the list ... except for #28.  ;)

So close!

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2016, 03:57:14 PM »
Der... -slams head on desk-


Walrus. THat's what I was thinking of anyway.

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Re: Guess the Animals
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016, 03:59:21 PM »
 ;D

Congratulations!

Here's the full list:

斑馬 bān mǎ (Stripped Horse) - zebra
長頸鹿 chng jǐng l (Long Neck Deer) - giraffe
袋鼠 di shǔ (Pouch Rat) - kangaroo
犀牛 xī ni (Sharp Cow) - rhinoceros
河馬 h mǎ (River Horse) - hippopotamus
熊猫 xingmāo (Bear Cat) - panda
金魚 jīny (Gold Fish) - goldfish
海豹 hǎibo (Sea Leopard) - seal
臭鼬 chu yu (Stinky Ferret) - skunk
貓頭鷹 māotuyīng (Cat Head Eagle) - owl
火雞 huǒjī (Fire Chicken) - turkey
松鼠 sōngshǔ (Pine Rat) - squirrel
單峰駝 dānfēngtu (Single Peak Hunchback) - dromedary
蠕蟲 rchng (Squirm Insect) - worm
海狸 hǎil (Sea Racoon) - beaver
蜂鳥 fēngniǎo (Bee Bird) - hummingbird
水虎魚 shuǐhǔy (Water Tiger Fish) - piranha
千足蟲 qiān z chng (1000 Foot Insect) - millipede
白蟻 biyǐ (White Ant) - termite
狼蛛 lngzhū (Wolf Spider) - wolf spider
浣熊 hunxing (Rinse Bear) - racoon
食蟻獸 Sh yǐ shu (Eat Ant Beast) - anteater
火烈鳥 huǒ li niǎo (Fire Intense Bird) - flamingo
獵豹 libo (Hunting Leopard) - cheetah
啄木鳥 zhumniǎo (Peck Wood Bird) - woodpecker
駝鹿 tul (Hunchback Deer) - moose
龍蝦 lngxiā (Dragon Shrimp) - lobster
海象 hǎixing (Sea Elephant) - walrus
水牛 shuǐni (Water Cow) - water buffalo
黄鼠狼 hungshǔlng (Yellow Rat Wolf) - weasel