曾经有个山,山里有个庙

indigoduck

Senior Member
Canadian English
Hi all,
I was watching a movie in putonghua. I didn't understand something that happened in the scene. As a lady was walking out of a courthouse, several reporters rushed to her asking her for the truth “请告诉我们事情的真相”. The lady didn't say anything. Instead, her lawyer offered this:

曾经有个山,山里有个庙,庙里有个大和尚和一个小和尚。小和尚也问了大和尚事情的真相?大和尚就说“曾经有个山,山里有个庙。。” 明白了吗?

To be honest: 我不明白。你们明白吗? Can someone please explain the riddle? Thanks in advance.
 
  • Garyo

    New Member
    Cantonese, Mandarin
    This is an endless story coz it keeps going like “曾经有个山,山里有个庙,庙里有个大和尚和一个小和尚。小和尚也问了大和尚事情的真相?大和尚就说“曾经有个山,山里有个庙,庙里有个大和尚和一个小和尚。小和尚也问了大和尚事情的真相?大和尚就说““曾经有个山,山里有个庙,庙里有个大和尚和一个小和尚。小和尚也问了大和尚事情的真相?大和尚就说……”

    so what the lawyer meant is "we can't tell you anything" in a funny way~
     

    Madievil

    Member
    Chinese-China
    haha, this comes from something that most of the chinese have experienced in their childhood. The child asks the mother to tell a story before sleep, and the mother doesn't have the patience to create one, so she will usually tell this story.(I'm sure every chinese mother knows this)The original version is like this.
    从前有座山,山里有座庙。庙里有个和尚,他在讲故事,讲的什么呢?他讲的,从前有座山,山里有座庙……
     

    indigoduck

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    haha, this comes from something that most of the chinese have experienced in their childhood. The child asks the mother to tell a story before sleep, and the mother doesn't have the patience to create one, so she will usually tell this story.(I'm sure every chinese mother knows this)The original version is like this.
    从前有座山,山里有座庙。庙里有个和尚,他在讲故事,讲的什么呢?他讲的,从前有座山,山里有座庙……
    Hahahaha !! Unfortunately, i was never told this story when i was young. I probably would've asked what 有座山 means.
     

    bamboobanga

    Senior Member
    chinese mandarin
    my grandparents used to tell me this story 从前有座山,山里有个庙,庙里有个老和尚,老和尚给小和尚讲故事,讲的什么故事呢;从前有座山,山里有个庙,庙里有个老和尚,老和尚给小和尚讲故事,讲的什么故事呢;从前有座山,山里有个庙,庙里有个老和尚,老和尚给小和尚讲故事,讲的什么故事呢。。 and it kept going on and on lol

    i just figure out probably they have nothing to say; luckily i got myself a children's book called 'ten big goose eggs'.
     
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    irenebell

    Banned
    Chinese
    It has the meaning that :“外界的环境对事物是有影响的,但并不是绝对的(“Wàijiè de huánjìng duì shìwù shì yǒu yǐngxiǎng de, dàn bìng bùshì juéduì de)

    The external environment has effects on the things and human, but it is not absolute.</SPAN>
     
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