It’s only been a month since school in the Philippines resumed, but requests for more Filipino riddles (bugtong) have been pouring in our inbox. See, it’s one of the most popular assignment, it’s quite fun (sometimes easy) to guess, and the 100 riddles we have in stock don’t seem enough.
So, here are more of them … Bugtungan na tayo!
- Bahay ni Mang Kulas nang magiba’y tumaas. (The house of Mr. Kulas rose up when it broke down).
- Nang malayo pa’y alam na alam mo. Nang sumapit, itinanong na kung sino. (At a distance you know what it is. As it nears, you ask who it is).
- Nang sumisid sa ilog nakalitaw ang buntot. (When it dove in the river, only its tail stood out.)
- Mahalaga pa ang balat kaysa laman. (The shell is more important than the contents.)
Check out the answers below the fold.
- Payong (Umbrella)
- Patay (The dead)
- Tabo (Dipper)
- Yantok (Rattan)
Till next week!
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.