A Little Book of Filipino Riddles eBook

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His words are audible but difficult to understand; when you look at
his face you will understand what he says. 
    Clock

89.

Ania ti parsua ni apo Dios nga aoan ti imana nga aoan ti sacana quet
ammona ti agsao? 
    (Iloc.) Leros = reloj

What creature of God has no arms and legs, but can talk? 
    Clock

Coffin.

90.

Ang nagapahimo nagahibi; ang nagahimo indi iya; ang tag-iya uala
sing calibutan. 
    (Bis.) Longon

The one who orders it made is crying; the one who has it, it is not
his to give; the one who owns it does not care anything about it. 
    Coffin

Disease.

91.

Taong buhay inaanay. 
    (Tag.) Bulutong

A living person being eaten up by “anay.” 
    Smallpox

    Anay, termites or white ants.

92.

Ania ti pagayatan na a mabalud. 
    (Iloc.) Ti masaquit

Why does he wish to be in prison? 
    Pain

Dress.

93.

Dadiay adalem agassiquet; dadiay ababao agatengngned. 
    (Iloc.—­also Pang., Bis.) Calzon; bado

What is deep reaches only to the waist; what is shallow comes to
the neck. 
    Drawers; jacket

94.

Daluang pipit nag titimbangan sa isang siit. 
    (Tag.) Hicao

Two pipits balancing on a bambu stick. 
    Earrings

    The pipit is a small bird.

95.

Bumili ako nang alipin mataas pa sa akin. 
    (Tag.) Sambalilo

I bought a slave, taller than myself. 
    Hat

96.

Aniat aramid a canennaca,
    (Iloc.) Bado

What work devours you. 
    Camisa

    The word work is used in several of these riddles with the meaning
    of a thing made, a manufactured article.  The camisa is a shirt.

97.

Nacaquitaac iti dua a sasacayan; maymaysat naglugan. 
    (Iloc.) Zapatos

I saw two boats; only one person was on board. 
    Shoes

98.

Dala mo siya, dala ca niya. 
    (Tag.) Bakia

You carry it it carries you.  Shoe

09.

Dalan mucu, dalan da ca, mipa quinabang cata. 
    (Pamp.) Sapin

Carry me, I will carry you; let us share alike. 
    Shoes

Drinks.

100.

Con aga naga lapta, pero con hapon naga tipon. 
    (Bis.) Tuba

In the morning it is scattered in many places, but in the evening it
is united into one place. 
    Tuba

    An intoxicating drink made from cocoapalm sap; it is gathered
    daily.  In the morning it is at the trees which yield; at evening
    it is brought in and stored.

101.

Adda maysa a balasang conana toy maysa a baro no ayatennac dacquel
ti pagdacsam. 
    (Iloc.) Arac

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