A Little Book of Filipino Riddles eBook

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He came in through no door and went out through no door. 
    Reflection in a mirror

Smoking.

336.

San Fernando at Bakulod sabay na nasunog. 
    (Tag.) Cigarillo

San Fernando and Bacolor were burned at the same time. 
    Cigarette

    The paper and the tobacco are consumed together.

Storm, Sky, etc.

337.

Daluang dahon nang pinda-pinda, sing lalapad sing gaganda. 
    (Tag.) Langit at lupa

Two leaves of pinda-pinda equal in width and beauty. 
    Sky and earth

338.

Quinosicus a barraas; no maib-agam cucuanac. 
    (Iloc.) Quimat

Twisted like a barraas; tell it and I am yours. 
    Lightning

    The word barraas is local.  Perhaps the name of some vine.

339.

Baston ni San Josep indi ma isip. 
    (Bis.) Ulan

Saint Joseph’s canes cannot be counted. 
    Rain

    Drops of rain in a tropical storm may well suggest rods or staves.

340.

Buhoc ni Adan, hindi mabilang. 
    (Tag.) Ulan

Adam’s hair cannot be counted. 
    Rain

341.

Isbu ti guelang-guelang di mabilang. 
    (Iloc.) Todo

Guelang-guelang’s piss, you cannot count. 
    Rain

342.

Vaca co sa Maynila, hangang ditoi, dinig ang unga. 
    (Tag.) Culog

My cow in Manila, whose mooing is heard here. 
    Thunder

343.

Aniat magna a saan a maquita? 
    (Iloc.) Angin

What walks that cannot be seen? 
    Wind

344.

Etuna-etuna hindi mo pa naqui-quita. 
    (Tag.) Hangin

Here it comes, yet you do not see it. 
    Wind

345.

Picabaluan de ding malda alang maca ibic uaga. 
    (Pamp.) Angin

He is known everywhere but no one can explain what he is. 
    Wind

Stove.

346.

Tal-lo a pugot natured ti pudut. 
    (Iloc.) Dalican

Three ghosts endure much heat.  Stove

    The three supports for the pot are meant.  It seems that the pugot
    (ghost) is black.

347.

Tatlong magkakapatid nagtitiis sa init. 
    (Tag.) Tungko nang calang

Three brothers suffering from the heat. 
    Pot rests

348.

Tatlong mag kakapitid sing pupute nang dibdib. 
    (Tag.) Calan

Three sisters with equally white breasts. 
    Stove

    They are equally white—­i.e. they are all three black from
    the fire.

349.

Nagcal-logong nag pica nagcaballo tallot sacana. 
    (Iloc.) Dalican

It has a hat and a spear, a horse and three feet. 
    Stove

350.

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