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Tagalog Riddles Essay

1022 words - 5 pages

Tagalog Riddle: Isang balong malalim, punong-puno ng patalim.
English Translation: A deep well that is full of chisels.

SAGOT: bibig/mouth

Tagalog Riddle: Dalawang batong maitim, malayo ang dinarating.
English Translation: Two black stones that reach far.

SAGOT: iyong mata/your eyes

Tagalog Riddle: Dalawang balon, hindi malingon.
English Translation: Two wells, which you cannot turn to look at.

SAGOT: iyong tainga/your ears

Tagalog Riddle: Naligo ang kapitan, hindi nabasa ang tiyan.
English Translation: The captain took a bath without his belly getting wet.

SAGOT: bangka/canoe

Tagalog Riddle: Dalawa kong kahon, buksan walang ugong.
English Translation: My ...view middle of the document...

Bells of Pining, always rosy to look at.

SAGOT: makopa/Wax Apple / Malay Apple

Nagsaing si Insiong, nasa ibabaw ang tutong.
Insiong cooked a rice but the burnt crust is at the top.

SAGOT: bibingka/ Rice Cake*

Ang ulo'y kabayo, liig ay pari, ang katawan ay uod, ang paa'y lagari.
It has head of a horse, neck of a priest, torso of a worm and feet like a saw.

SAGOT: balang/locust

Baboy ko sa pulo, ang balahibo'y pako.
sagot: langka
My pig from an island, it's bristle made with nails

SAGOT: langka/Jackfruit

Kung patay ay kabuhayan, kung buhay ay kamatayan.
When it's dormant it brings life, when it's alive, it brings death.

SAGOT: bulkan/Volcano

Walang sala'y iginapos, tinapakan pagkatapos.
Without a fault yet tied up, then trampled afterwards.

SAGOT: sapatos/ shoes

Bumili ako ng alipin, mataas pa sa akin.
I bought a slave that is taller than me

SAGOT: salakot/Salacot*

*Filipino wide-brimmed hat made of dried nipa palm.

Maliit pa si Nene, marunong nang manahi.
Nene is still a child, already knows how to weave.

SAGOT: gagamba/spider

Hinila ko ang baging, nagtatarang ang matsing.
I pulled the vine, the monkey went bananas.

SAGOT: trumpo/top

Isda ko sa Mariveles, nasa loob ang kaliskis.
My fish from Mariveles, inside are it's scales.

SAGOT: sili/ Pepper

Araw-araw namamatay, taun-taon nabubuhay.
It dies everyday, It lives every year.

SAGOT: kalendaryo/ Calendar

Kung araw ay bungbong, kung gabi ay dahon.
In daylight it's a roll, at night a leaf

SAGOT: banig/ Mat

Itinapon mo na, bumabalik pa.
Even if you throw it away, it comes back.

SAGOT: yoyo/Yoyo

Isang butil na palay, sakop ang buong bahay.
A grain of rice that occupies the entire house.

SAGOT: ilaw/ light bulb

Abot na abot ng tingin, hindi mo naman marating.
Just within range of vision, yet unreachable.

SAGOT: langit/ sky

Wala pa ang giyera, wagayway na ang bandera.
The battle hasn't commenced yet, already waving the flag of surrender.

SAGOT: dahon ng saging/ banana leaves

Narito na si Katoto, may dala-dalang kubo.
Here is Katoto, carrying a nipa-hut on his back.
-Answer: pagong/ turtle

Kaibigan kong payat, lumuluha kung lumakad.
My scrawny friend, weeps when he stride.

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