A Little Book of Filipino Riddles eBook

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Tinadtad ti rabaona, lauya ti onegna. 
    (Iloc.,—­also Pang.) Langca

Minced outside; lauya within. 
    Langca

    Lauya; meat on bones, thoroughly cooked in water with vinegar
    and spices.  Langca is a large sort of breadfruit.

131.

Agbibitin nga oging. 
    (Iloc.,—­also Pang.) Longboy

Charcoal hanging. 
    Longboy

    A plum-like fruit.

132.

Adda inbitin co nga langdet tangtangaden ti baboaquet. 
    (Iloc.) Longboy

I hang up a chopping-block:  the old women look up at it. 
    Longboy

133.

Hindi hayop, hindi tao,
Nag dadamit ng de pano. 
    (Tag.) Mabalo

Not an animal, not a man,
Yet it is clad in velvet. 
    Mabalo

    A fruit somewhat like a peach.

134.

Agbibiten a puso. 
    (Iloc.) Manga

A heart hanging. 
    Mango

135.

Isang cabang senorito, pulus may sombrero. 
    (Tag.) Bunga

A group of little gentlemen, all with their hats. 
    Palmnuts

136.

Bahay ni Santa Ana punong puno nang bala. 
    (Tag.) Papaya

Santa Ana’s house is full of bullets. 
    Papaya

    The papaya contains abundance of round, shining, black seeds the
    size of buckshot or larger.

137.

Metung a bulsa mitmu yang paminta. 
    (Pamp.) Kapaya

A pocket full of peppercorns.  Papaya

    The round black seeds of the papaya are the peppercorns.

138.

Abongnin Dona Maria alictob na botilla. 
    (Pang.) Apayas

Dona Maria’s house is surrounded by a bottle. 
    Papaya

139.

Balay ni Santa Maria nalicmut ti espada. 
    (Iloc.,—­also Pang., Gad., Bis.) Pina

Santa Maria’s house is surrounded by swords. 
    Pineapple

140.

Senora a nasam-sam-it addat oneg ti siit. 
    (Iloc.) Pina

A sweet lady among the thorns. 
    Pineapple

141.

Isang dalagang may corona at caloob saan ay may mata. 
    (Tag.) Pina

The lady with a crown has eyes everywhere. 
    Pineapple

142.

Agbibiten a danog. 
    (Iloc.) Santol

A fist hanging. 
    Santol

143.

Bahay ni Sang Gabriel, punong puno nang barel. 
    (Tag.) Lucban

San Gabriel’s house is full of guns. 
    Shaddock

Furniture.

144.

Con adlao naga uba, pero con gabi naga saya. 
    (Bis.) Catre; mosquitero

During the day she is naked, but at night she puts on her skirt. 
    Bed; mosquito bar

Games.

145.

Aso co sa pantalan, lumucso nang pitong balon, umuli nang pitong gubat,
bago nag tanao dagat. 
    (Tag.) Sungkahan

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