“If you can’t bear a child, you can’t cover a wolf”, the original sentence is actually “If you can’t bear a shoe, you can’t cover a wolf”. Shoes are pronounced as children in ancient Chinese, and some local dialects still pronounce shoes as children.
The reason why I can’t bear shoes to cover wolves is because once a wolf is found by a hunter, it will run away or hide. If you want to catch it, you have to run a lot of mountain roads. In the past, the shoes were usually straw sandals and cloth shoes, so it was very expensive. . That’s why there is a saying that “you can’t bear your shoes but you can’t cover wolves”.