And now, the final installment in our “guess the word” riddle series, and we’ve finally hit upon a true beginner-level riddle. Even readers just starting out should be able to tackle this one.

Chinese Childrens Riddles: Study Chinese Characters and Learn to Read ChinesePay particular attention to the double-meaning of the word 面 in this riddle. This riddle rhymes kinda pleasantly, so do read it out loud once you’ve sorted out all the words. The rhyme also might be useful for teaching kids.

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面 – miàn – Face, surface
脚 – jiǎo – Foot
虽 – suī – Although
只 – zhǐ – Measure word for “feet”


Hint: this is a type of household object.

It has a face but no mouth, it has feet but no hands, though it has four feet, it can’t walk by itself.
Answer: 桌子 (A table)

19 comments to "Riddle: Guess the Word 3"

  1. is it a table?

  2. 我猜椅子 :D 还对了吗?

  3. Chair???

  4. Reply 洋鬼子 says: July 9, 2013 at 6:21 am

    I it a kerosene heater?

  5. is it a table

  6. I also thought it’s a kerosene heater.

  7. Reply Cleo Lauryn says: March 17, 2015 at 10:40 am

    A TABLE!!!!

    • Reply ho wai kiat A.K.A. IDIOT says: April 4, 2015 at 3:44 am

      IT IS A FREAKING TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Reply Friendzy Familyzy says: October 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    I learned this Chinese riddle when I was 4 years old.

  9. Reply BIargh Cake xD says: November 22, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I think it is a table. My chinese teacher tought me this last week.

  10. It’s a table!!!

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  12. Reply LobLobsterLobster says: October 4, 2018 at 5:23 am

    A Frking table

  13. I got it right!????
    Really proud of myself, as I’m usually pretty bad with riddles.
    (By the way, thank you for these fun beginner materials for helping me learn to the language.????)

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