2015-12-16advanced

CAPTCHA - 验证码

This is an image of China’s Official train ticket website 12306.cn’s CAPTCHA, with a text saying “find all the pictures containing red wine”. Can you find the correct ones?

12306’s ticket buying CAPTCHA has stumped a lot of people. The CAPTCHA does not use the commonly seen numbers and letters, but instead has the user pick out some given item from 8 different images. An analysis shows that the amount of users who successfully entered the CAPTCHA in one try were only 8%.
It is currently the most intense period for buying train tickets in China as everyone is eager to get tickets to return home for New Years, and some tickets are sold out in just a few seconds. Unfortunately the new CAPTCHA prevented some customers from being able to get the tickets they wanted, and one internet user commented on the issue crying: “Mom! 12306 won’t let me come home to spend New Years with you!”

What about you? The correct answer for the picture above is image 2 and 7. Did you get it right?

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zhōng guó
中国
中國
China
guān fāng
官方
官方
government, official (approved or issued by an authority)
huǒ chē
火车
火車
train
piào
ticket
dìng piào
订票
訂票
to book tickets, to issue tickets
wǎng zhàn
网站
網站
website
shang
upon, above
de
of, ~'s (possessive particle)
yàn zhèng mǎ
验证码
驗證碼
CAPTCHA, verification code used on web sites
nán dǎo
难倒
難倒
to baffle, to stump
le
(completed action marker)
bǎi fēn zhī jiǔ shí
90%
90%
de
(used after an attribute)
zhōng guó rén
中国人
中國人
Chinese person
 

China's Official train ticket website's CAPTCHA stumps 90% of Chinese people.

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Pinyin

You can read more about this difficult CAPTCHA in this article on Tech in Asia.