Jingle, no one pretends
Eyes are still clear, hard to be at ease
Gululu, enjoy the soup
If you don't drink, I'll pretend first
Woohoo, drink up
rock out, scissors out
Hahaha, don't panic
Next meal, you make soup
This is a nursery rhyme I am very familiar with. I often sang it when I was a child, but I didn't understand the meaning of the rhyme at the time. However, after I figured out the meaning of the words of the rhyme, I realized that the scene depicted in this nursery rhyme is so terrifying——
Ding Dang Dang: The sound of tableware being knocked against each other, suggesting that everyone is preparing to eat.
No one pretends: dinner is served, but no one wants to do it.
The eyes are still clear, but the heart is hard to be at ease: This sentence shows that the food in front of everyone is not ordinary food, so it is difficult for everyone to enjoy it with peace of mind.
Gululu, eating soup for the first time: Everyone is so hungry that their stomachs are bulging, but still no one wants to do it first. "Touyutang" is a Cantonese dialect, which has a similar meaning to "the first person to eat crabs", and can also be understood as the first soup. With such an obvious hint, I don't think it is necessary to explain the source of the nursery rhyme.
If you don't drink, I'll pretend first: Finally someone couldn't help but stepped forward to fill the soup.
Woohoo: It can be understood as the sound of crying or drinking soup. It should be everyone crying and drinking soup.
Drink it up: Once you eat it, drink up the soup quickly.
The rock comes out, the scissors hide: This is obvious, you can tell at a glance that it is a guessing game. The person who plays the rock wins , and the person who plays the scissors loses.
Haha, don't panic: Winners can't hold back their joy and laugh, but there are also people who comfort losers not to panic.
Next meal, you make soup: This "you" refers to the loser, who needs to "make" soup for the next meal, but the meaning of "make" I don't think I need to say more!
Don't think that nursery rhymes are only for children. In fact, they have been passed down because they are easy to remember and sing. Many nursery rhymes hide shocking stories behind them. Just like the above nursery rhyme, on the surface it seems to describe the children's play house , can the dead crab be eaten , but in fact it describes the horrible scene of cannibalism during a famine.