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Kapampangan riddles
Daralán cu la, daralá ra cu. (Answer: shoes)
Potang macalucluc ya matas ya, potang macaticdo ya mababa ya. (Answer: dog)
Pesus ya e ya cualta, dapot manakitan ya. (Answer: a priest's tonsure)
Ing bulung atiu babo bunga, ing bunga atiu babo bulung. (Answer: pineapple)

1. Metung ya ing piluban, atlu la reng pilwalan (Isa lamang ang pasukan, tatlo ang labasan. Answer: Baru/Shirt
2. Kabinutil yang pale, sekupan ne ing buong bale (Isang butil lamang palay, sinakop niya ang buong bahay). Answer: Bumbilya/Bulb
3. Nung kapilan ke pete, kinaba ya pa bie (Kung kailan ko ito pinatay, lalong humaba ang buhay). Answer: Kandila/Candle
4. Nung eme pukpukan, eya mangan (Kung hindi mo siya pupukpukin, hindi ito kakain). Answer: Paku/Nail
5. Payung ng Kaka, eya mababasa (Payong ni Kaka, hindi nababasa). Answer: Bulung Gandus/Taro Leaf
6. Aduang bolang sinulad, anggang banwa miraras (Dalawang bolang sinulid, hanggang langit nakakarating). Answer: Mata/Eyes
7. Adwa lang mikaluguran, tagalan nong tagalan (Dalawa silang magkaibigan, habulan sila nang habulan). Answer: Bitis/Feet
8. Oyan na, oyan na, karing bulag akakit ya (Ayan na, ayan na, sa mga bulag ito ay nagpapakikita ). Answer: Angin/Wind
9. Apat a katau, metung la kupya (Apat na tao, iisa ang kupya). Answer: Bale/House
10. Lalakad ya alang guguyud, mamulai yang alang bitis (Lumalakad siyang walang humihila, tumatakbo siyang walang paa). Answer: Bangka/Boat
11. Malaut ya pa ing sibat, makanganga ne ing sugat (Ang sibat ay malayu pa, ang sugat ay nakanganga na). Answer: Asbuk/Mouth…...

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