Here are more Tagalog riddles… Have fun!
1.Mataas kung nakaupo, mababa kung nakatayo.
(it’s tall when sitting down, and short when standing up)
2. Hinila ko ang baging, nag-iingay ang matsing.
(when I pulled the vine, the monkey started screaming)
3. May puno walang bunga, may dahon walang sanga.
(it was a trunk but no fruit, it has a leaf but no stem)
4. Lumuluha walang mata, lumalakad walang paa.
(it cries without eyes, it walks without feet)
5. Hindi pari, hindi hari, nagdadamit ng sari-sari (not a priest, not a king; arrayed in different garment)
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— UPDATED: July 27, 2005:
For those asking for more bugtong (Filipino riddles) you’ll be glad to know we have a page full of riddles, and you can find the compilation in this page: Mga Bugtong / Filipino riddles.
Have fun guessing ‘em!