Monday, September 8, 2008

Konkani Riddles

Hummanim / Parkonnem – Konkani Riddles

1. Hennem polleleari disonam,Tennem polleleari disonam,
Soglleo gozali kolloita, Tori, khoim asa kollonam
You cant see him this side or that side, hears everything, but no one knows where he is.
A. Kan - Ear
2. Oskot Ostori Ontt Voddun dhori
A weak lady, holds her lips firmlyA. Sui –Needle
3. Tondd asa jib nam, Pott asa rogot nam, Usvas asa jiv nam.
He has mouth but no tongue, he has stomach, but no blood, he breaths, but no life.A. Poskotto – Balloon

4. Reddo lipla matient, dori bhonvta xetant
The buffalo has hidden in the sand,the rope roams the fields.A. Konnong ani tachi val - Sweet Potato n its twig/creeper

5. Mhojea redeak hanvem xetant vhelo, punn to mhoje songim ghora pattim ailo.
I took my buffalo to graze in the fields, but he came back with me
A.. Savlli – Shadow

6. Peleak ditai tori, tunvenuch dovrunk zai.
If you are giving it others, you need to keep it for yourselfA. Tujem Uttor - Your Words

7. Ozar dolle rakesh nhoi, Vhodd vhodd xingam paddo nhoi
Vegim dhanvta ghoddo nhoi, Rannant rauta, Sadhu nhoi
Thousand eyes, not a giant, big horns not a bull,
runs faster but not a horse, stays in a forest, but not a Sadhu.A. Merum / Chitall – Deer

8. Hortantli ubi matari, Tondd mollbak ubhari
Old lady standing in the compound, her mouth is pointed to the sky.
A. Baim – Well

9. Ontrollachi poddli ghonn, danvon danvon hadd,
vhodd koito ghevun fodd, rogot tichem pie godd, modhem mas bhailean add
Eagle of the sky has fallen down, run quickly n get it, break it with
a big knife Its blood is sweet, inside meat and bone outside.
A. Narl – Coconut

10. Ek vollem narlachem, bonvta soglo desh
Na taka addkoll, Nhoim-Doria, Dongor
A half of a coconut, travels around the world, no one can stop it,
neither river- sea nor a mountain.A. Chondrim – moon

11. Abba mhuntlear lagta, Arey mhuntlear lagona.
If you say Abba it touches, If you say Arey it does notA. Vontt - Lips

12.. Tin mattem, dha paiem, mathi khavun mukhar veta.
Three heads, ten legs, eats earth and moves forward
A. Nangor - Plough

13.. Tin paiemcho tikdo ghoddo, tacher bosla kallo cheddo.
Horse with three legs, riding on him is a black servant
A. Shiddi voir Koil - Pan placed on charcoal oven with 3 legs

14.Gobrant lollta, udkant morta.
Turns with the ashes, dies in water.A. Ingallo/Kend - Red hot Coal

15. Nexil'lem kaddun, baint uddoita.
A. Kellem - Banana

16.Ath assa, paiem nam, gollo assa mathem nam
Has hands, but no legs, has throat but no head.A. Fumis - Shirt
17. Tunvem ugoddlem, anvem pollelem.
You opened, I sawA. Thond - Mouth
18. Fatrar nachta, sorier lamta.
Dances on the stone, hangs on the wire rope.A. Kapdam - Clothes
19. Ek vhodlem Ghor, ulo marliar konn zap dinam
A big house, if you call out no one replies.A. Ximitir -Cemetery
20. Inasa Bhailek 150 dolle, hollpam meutai zalear polle.
A. On'nos - Pineaple
21. Bonkam danddo, jilam ubo
A. Onnbem - Mushroom
22. Maim morta ani put zata
A mother dies and son is born.
A. Kellsumbo- Banana tree
23. Edoso bhurgo maink hapaita.
A small child, beats his motherA. Ghantt -Church bell
24. Edoso bhurgo edem potonnem (langutti) nesta
A. Sui - needle with thread

25.Raza jeuta ani kombo choita
The king eats n the cock looks.A. Divo - Lamp
26. Sokallim utt'ta, ghor bhonvta ani konxeak bosota.
Wakes up in the morning, roams the house and sits in a corner
A. Sarun - Broom
27. Bonkam danddo jilam ubo. -A. OnnbemTench onnbem dakoita sonnbem -ArsoToch Arso sonvsar parso - KupamTinch Kupam golloit dukham -Paus
28. Ek sukhnem, tachea nakant dori, tem roddta nanapuri.
Ans. Ghantt - Bell

29. Artun portun bandlo boro, konn parkita taka kotti bor soro.
A. Shendo - Ponytail
30. Ek suknem ghor rakkdne
A bird that guards the houseA. Chavi - Key
31. Algotachi dhu, Folgotar dili, Vontir marun Phituv zali
Algota's daughter given to Folgota, thrown on wall, turned into copper.
A. Shimbur - Nose butter
32. Tin payamcho tikklo ghoddo, tacher bosla kavo cheddo, hansta punn uloina.
A. Budkulo- Pot
33. Tiri-Tiri Tin pana, Tiri ghelo voilea ranant, Tiri konak biyenam.
A. Arrmu - Air gun
34. Ek kaiyink, taka bara shiro ani satt biyo
One watermelon, it has twelve slices and sixty 60 seeds
A. Goddial - Clock

35. Atte na pitee na, roddot-uddot voita.
No liver, no lung, goes crying-flying
A. Viman - Aeroplane
36. Ek sorop, eka burkant san voita ani dusre burkant vochun nidta.
A. Addambo - Wooden log for closing the door
37. Osol mosol korun nitt kelem, thuki lavn bhitor ghalem. kitem?
A. Suiek suth ghalop
38. Nennar khobor nastanam voilean cholta. Zannar khonnun khata.
A. Konngi

39. Oskot nari, aplem ant foddun vhori.
A. Sui Suth

40. Taka dhonstolo konn na, punn to pinrgunchem soddinam.
A. Dukhor
41. Mollbar umkollta thorum naslolo koito.
A. Chinch
42. He vatten polletam, te vatten polletam disonam, khoimsorui pollelear mhaka zagonvchi mhoji maim disona.
A. Mhozo Avaz

43. Akodd pakodd tambea bhann, bot'tis rukank ekuch pan.
A. Thond, danth ani Jib
44. Kirlonam, pottant vaddonam, bhumicher asa, mollbar asa, punn udkant mat nam.
A. Varem
45.Hai hui matie bhitor
A. Alem

46..Hanv poddlear poddta, hanv uttlear utt'ta, kallkant math mhoje bhitor rigta.
A. Savlli

47.Yeta Bilu, voita Bilu; Biluchi gann kednanch kolmbenam”. Kitem tem?
(Bilu keeps coming and going but its rear does not get rusty.) What is it?
A: Ferryboat

48. Zhaddacher foll anik follacher voir zhadd, kitem ?
A. Onos

49.Ek zadd roilear zainam, katorlear zata?
A. Kens (hair)

50.Vankdi tinkdi popai, dandi bokdi agota ded handi?
A. Shevyeo

51.Fudem veta thambdo top fattlean yeta 500 bhor lokh?
A. Kelleamcho Gheddav

52. Yea yea.. bazarant yea.. mhojea sarke, tujea sarke bai adumya?
A.Arso

53. Apoinastanam lagim ieta, dukhoinastanam killonch marta.
A. Zollar

54. Aplem ang apnnak disonam. 
A. Dollo
55. Amger aile teg zonn soire, dog bhair ravle, eklo bhitor riglo.
A. Vhanno bhair soddun soiro bhitor choddta

56. Amger ek ghanno asa, xembor vorsam ghunvlearui ek konn soit dollina.
A.Ghoddiall

57. Kallea ranant kalle bokdde chortat.
A.Uvo

58. Khillo na, ganch na, vonntir umkollta.
A.Savlli

59. Khorem kudoll nastana khonnta, hatpaim nastana cholta, tondd nastana bob marta.
A.Dorya

60. Ganv bhonvta tori savlli disona. 
A.Varem
61. Gimantui vhanvta, pavsantui vhanvta.
A.Nak

62. Gori gori manestinn, matear uzo gheun ubi.
A.Vat


63. Khodpant Khodop, Khodpant bitor Ranni, Rannie bitor pani.
A. NARL


updated 11/2/2015