Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Riddles are very useful to learn a language. Many of them are the same in other languages but others are specially British or American. Many of them play with words, meanings and similar sounds. Try to guess the answer to these riddles without translating them!

-What is the difference between a jeweller and a jailer?

One sells watches and the other one watches cells.
-What do you call a deer with no eyes?

No idea. (No-eye deer).

-What is at the end of everything?

The letter G.

-What starts with "t", ends with "t" and is full of "t"?

A teapot.

-What starts with "e", ends with "e" but only has one letter?

An envelope.
-What starts with "p", ends with "e" and has 10,000 letters?

Post office.

-If you drop a white hat into the Red Sea, what does it become?

-Why are pianos difficult to open?

Because the keys are inside.

-What bone will a dog never eat?

A trombone.
-What kind of animal can jump higher than a house?

                                                                                                                                                    All animals can jump. House cannot.

-What do you serve that you cannot eat?

A tennis ball.

-What do you call a great dog detective?

Sherlock Bones.

-How does Easter end?

                                                                                                                                                     With the letter .
-What do you call a fish without an eye?

                                                                                                                                            A fsh
-What do sea monsters eat?

Fish and ships.

-Why do white sheep eat more than black sheep?
-What has two hands and a face, but no arms and legs?
                                                                                                                                                          A clock.
-What Christmas carol is a favourite of parents?

                                                                                                                                                                                                Silent Night.
-What is in the middle of water but is not an island?
                                                                                                                             The letter T.
-I run all day but I'm always at the same place. What am I?

A clock.

-What does a cat have that no other animal has?


-What is as big as an elephant, but weighs nothing at all?

The shadow of an elephant.

-What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your name.

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