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Akbar and Birbal – Apenas uma pergunta
Birbal was very famous for his wit and intelligence. He was well known in Akbar’s kingdom and also in faraway lands. One day a famous scholar visited Akbar’s court. He wanted to challenge Birbal’s intelligence.Translate
Birbal era muito famoso por sua sagacidade e inteligência. Ele era bem conhecido no reino de Akbar e também em terras distantes. Um dia, um famoso estudioso visitou a corte de Akbar. Ele queria desafiar a inteligência de Birbal.
He said, “My dear King. I have travelled all over the world. There is no one who is as intelligent as me. I wish to challenge Bribal.”
Akbar was amused and said, “How would you like to challenge Birbal?”Translate
Ele disse: “O meu querido rei. Eu viajei por todo o mundo. Não há ninguém tão inteligente quanto eu. Desejo desafiar Bribal. ”
Akbar se divertiu e disse: “Você gostaria de desafiar Birbal?”
The scholar said, “I will give him a choice. I shall ask him either 100 easy questions or one very difficult question.”Translate
O estudioso disse: “Vou dar-lhe uma escolha. Devo fazer-lhe 100 perguntas fáceis ou uma pergunta muito difícil. ”
Akbar asked Birbal, “Do you accept this Scholar’s challenge? I shall award the victor 100 gold coins.”
Birbal said, “Yes my King. I will choose to answer the one difficult question.”Translate
Akbar perguntou a Birbal: “Aceita o desafio deste académico? Vou premiar o vencedor com 100 moedas de ouro. ”
Birbal disse: “Sim, meu rei. Vou escolher responder a uma pergunta difícil. ”
The scholar said, “Which came first, the egg or the chicken?”
Birbal immediately said, “The chicken came first.”Translate
O estudioso disse: “O que veio primeiro, o ovo ou a galinha?”
Birbal disse imediatamente: “O frango veio primeiro.”
The scholar laughed and mocked Birbal, “How can you say so surely. No one can be sure of the answer as the question is impossible to answer.”Translate
O estudioso riu e zombou de Birbal: “Como pode dizer isso com certeza. Ninguém pode ter certeza da resposta, pois a pergunta é impossível de responder. ”
Birbal replied, “I promised to answer one difficult question and I have answered. You are now asking me a second question and therefore I will not reply.”Translate
Birbal respondeu: “Prometi responder a uma pergunta difícil e já respondi. Agora está-me fazer uma segunda pergunta, portanto, não vou responder. ”
The King laughed and said, “That is correct Birbal. You have answered the scholar and he is breaking his challenge by asking you a second question. You are the smartest man in all the kingdoms.”Translate
O Rei riu e disse: “Isso é correto, Birbal. Respondeu ao estudioso e ele está a quebrar o desafio fazendo-lhe uma segunda pergunta. É o homem mais inteligente de todos os reinos. ”
The king awarded Birbal 100 gold coins and the scholar left the kingdom sadly.Translate
O rei concedeu a Birbal 100 moedas de ouro e o estudioso deixou o reino com tristeza.
Moral: Presence of mind helps solve even the most difficult of problems.Translate
Moral: a presença de espírito ajuda a resolver até os problemas mais difíceis.
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