A Little Book of Filipino Riddles eBook

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There is a horse; he has three legs; if you do not ride on him,
he never walks. 
    Copra shredder

389.

Limma ac ed Dagupan dugduaray bacatco. 
    (Pang.) Sali

I went to Dagupan but I left only two footprints. 
    Sled

390.

Aniat aramid a duduat tugaona inganat panacaparsuana? 
    (Iloc.) Pasagad

What work has two seats since its creation? 
    Sled

391.

Ania ti uppat ti sacana dudua ti tugotna? 
    (Iloc.) Pasagad

What has four feet but only two foot-prints? 
    Rice-sled

    The sled for hauling rice has four supports or legs, which end
    in two runners.

392.

Pusepusec ti pengan tum-bog carayan Vigan. 
    (Iloc.) Dadapilan

I turn the plate and water flows out like the Vigan River. 
    Sugarmill

393.

Oalay baboy con baleg son laben nga libngaleb. 
    (Pang.) Darapitan

I have a large pig; during the night he grunts. 
    Sugarmill

Vegetables.

394.

Tite nang ama mo, isinubsob co sa abo. 
    (Tag.) Camote

Your father’s ——­ I place in the ashes. 
    Camote

    The camote is a sort of sweet potato; it may be baked in
    the ashes.

395.

Nagsabong ti sinan malucong nagbunga uneg ti daga. 
    (Iloc.) Camote

It produces a flower like a cup; fruit underground. 
    Camote

396.

Sirad mirabilis oalad dalem so sicsic. 
    (Pang.) Cete

The mirabilis (fish) has his scales inside.
    Cete

    The cete ("piquante”) is the pepper.

397.

Otin nen laquic Duardo batil ya anga ed ngoro. 
    (Pang.) Palia

My grandfather Eduardo’s ——­ is covered with pimples. 
    Cucumber

398.

Oquis nan bagasnan. 
    (Iloc.) Lasona

Its bark is its seed. 
    Onion

399.

Binili ang isang minithi kong bagay at ang hinahangad ay pakina-bangan,
pagdating sa amin ang pinangyarihan, nang gagamitin luha koy bumakal. 
    (Tag.) Sibuyas

I bought a thing I wished to use; when I tried to use it my tears fell.  Onion

400.

Isda co sa Mariveles sapin-sapin ang caliskis. 
    (Tag.) Sile

My fish in Mariveles has manifold scales. 
    Pepper

    Scales laid upon one another; the seeds of the pepper are flat
    and stacked against one another.

401.

Mahanghang hindi naman paminta; maputi hindi naman papel; verde hindi
naman suha; turang mong bigla. 
    (Tag.) Rabanos

It is sharp but not pepper; white but not paper; green but not
shaddock; guess what that is. 
    Radish

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