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English riddles for use and fun.


1.       There  are six of us in every family, but only four in a town; what are we?

2.       I have cities but no houses; forests but trees;  rivers without water; what am I?

3.       How  can you stand two inches away from another person and be unable to touch him? Why did the little boy cut a hole in his new umbrella?

4.       Why did the little boy cut a hole in his new umbrella?

5.       What can live on paper, but will die on water?

6.       Which  month has 28 days?

7.       A deaf servant  had no brother, and the brother died. The man who died had no brother. What was the servant?

8.       When will water stop running downhill?

9.       What is that which you cannot see, but which is always before you?

10.   Three girls walked to school under one umbrella. Why didn’t  any of them get wet?       





  1. Letters
  2. A map
  3. Close the door between you and the person
  4. Because he wanted
  5. Fire
  6. They all have 28 days
  7. The servant was a woman
  8. When it reaches the bottom of the hill
  9. Your future
  10. Because it didn’t rain.   



1.       What changes a pear into a pearl?

2.       Why can’t the world ever come to an end?

3.       Which man in the world wore the largest hat?

4.       What goes under the water, over the water, but never touches the water?

5.       What is that which no man wishes to have, but no man wishes to lose?

6.       On what day of the year do children talk the least?


1.       The  letter “I”

2.       Because it’s round

3.       The man wo had the largest  head

4.       A woman who is crossing a bridge with a pail of water on her head.

5.       A bald head

6.       On the 22 of December, because it is the shortest day of the year. 



1.       If a blue stone falls into the Red Sea, what will happen?

2.       What goes through a door, but  never goes in or comes out?

3.       What has a tooth that a tree has?

4.       Why do ducks and geese fly North in the springtime?

5.       Why can’t it  rain for two days without stopping?        

6.       What speaks every language?

7.       There is a word of five letters. If you take away two letters, only one remains. What is  the world? Is one of the riddles Is one of the riddles   

8.       How many peas are there in pint?

Pint (paint)-пинта,  английская мера емкости=0, 57 литра


1. The stone will be wet                                                                                                                                                                        2. A key-hole                                                                                                                                                                                       3. A root                                                                                                                                                                                     4. Because  it is too far to walk                                                                                                                                                     5. Because  there is always a night between two days                                                                                                              6. An echo                                                                                                                                                                                                   7.  Stone                                                                                                                                                                                              8.  There is only “p” in it


1.What is it that you must keep after you have given it to someone else?                                                               2. What birds have  four feet and yellow feathers?                                                                                                      3. Though it has no voice, it sings; Though it flies, it has no wings. What is it?                                                                    4. What is it that we all like to have, but never want to keep?                                                                                                              5. What is a pig after it is three days old? 


1.Your word                                                                                                                                                                              2. Two canaries                                                                                                                                                                                       3. An arrow                                                                                                                                                                                        4. A good appetite                                                                                                                                                                        5. It’s four days old


1.What is that which can play but cannot walk?                                                                                                               2. Which is the merriest letter in the alphabet?                                                                                                                                                   3. What makes more noise than a pig?                                                                                                                                           4. What is it than runs in and out of town all day and night?                                                                                     5.  Why must a man never tell his secrets in a cornfield?                                                                                               6. What has no head, no arms, no legs, and still has a tongue? 


1.A piano                                                                                                                                                                            2. “U” because it is always in “FUN”                                                                                                                                     3. Two pigs                                                                                                                                                                         4. A road                                                                                                                                                                                 5. Because  there are too many ears in the cornfield.                                                                                                                  6. A shoe


1.Why does a cat wag its tail?                                                                                                                                         2. What happens when there is an eclipse of the sun?                                                                                                          3. Why must we never write on an empty stomach?                                                                                                          4. What does a hen always do when she stands on one foot?                                                                                        5. When is the time like the whistle of the train?                                                                                                             6. When you look around you on a cold winter morning, what do you see on every hand?                                                                  7. What flowers grow between your nose and your chin?                                                                                                        8. What is smaller than an ant’s mouth?













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