Site Feedback

Resolved questions
Sentence meaning

This was pulled from a passage called: 未来的房屋 (I translate this as "House of the Future"):

还有一种很有趣的房屋叫“吃不完”。为什么要叫作“吃不完”呢?因为里面的东西吃完了还有。

It's really the last sentence that's giving me trouble. I interpret this as saying

"There is also an interesting house called 'can't finish eating.' Why is it called 'can't finish eating?' Because the food inside the house has already been eaten."

Is that right? I feel like I'm missing something. What is the purpose of the 还有 at the end?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

4 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    I think the better translation for "未来的房屋" may be "houses in the future". "吃不完" means we can't eat all of then, if you eat, it will produce again, so we can't eat all of them, this is analogy in Chinese, it "pretends" that the house is live, it can produce food by itself .
    I think it's very similar like our job, if you have finished your work at hand, your boss will assign more, until you quit the company. :)

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.