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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 world's smallest mom?
The minimum.
(Sent by Guillem Cárcel Rubio, from Valencia, Spain)

What is the longest word in English?
Smiles. Because between one 's' and the other, there's a 'mile'.
(Sent by Gabriel Gordon, from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

What does August have that any other month doesn't?
The letter G.
(Sent by Irene Ponce, from San Salvador, El Salvador)

What is at the top of "Mississippi"?
The dots on the "i" letters.
(Sent by Luz del Carmen González, from San Juan de los Lagos, México)

What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a head but never weeps?
A river.
(Sent by German Martín, from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Where would a cat go on holidays?
To the Canary Islands.
(Sent by José Antonio Hernández from Murcia, Spain)

Why didn't the two worms go into the Ark in an apple?
Because they had to go in pairs (pears).
(Sent by Vicky Oliva Navarro from Barcelona, Spain)

I occur once in every minute, twice in every moment, but not once in a decade. What am I?
The letter M.
(Sent by Vicky Oliva Navarro from Barcelona, Spain)

Which is the most drunken/alcoholic city?
Hannover (hang over).
(Sent by Oscar Cuzzani from Quilmes, Argentina)

Why did not the skeleton go to the party?
Because he had no body to go with.
(Sent by Isidoro Fernández from Valladolid, Spain)

What is black when it is clean and white when it is dirty?
A blackboard.
(Sent by Silvia Gómez from Los Toldos, Argentina)

What did one wall say to the other one?
Let's meet at the corner.
(Sent by Silvia Gómez from Los Toldos, Argentina)

Why was Mother Kangaroo angry with her baby?
Because it had eaten biscuits in bed.
(Sent by Silvia Gómez from Los Toldos, Argentina)

It has crown but it's not a king. It has scales but it's not a fish. What is it?
The pineapple.
(Sent by Sebastián Trelles from Lima, Perú)

What is black and white, black and white and black and white?
A penguin rolling down a hill.
(Sent by Mercedes Benito from Toledo, Spain)

What has four wheels and flies?
A garbage truck.
(Sent by Myriam Prieto  from Bogotá, Colombia)

What is there in the middle of Paris?
The letter "r".
(Sent by Javier Acelas from Bucaramanga, Colombia)

What runs but has no legs?
A tap.
(Sent by Romina Ceballos from Villa María, Argentina)

What has a neck but no head?
A bottle.
(Sent by Romina Ceballos from Villa María, Argentina)

What can you give somebody and still keep?
Your word.
(Sent by Romina Ceballos from Villa María, Argentina)

What can travel round the world and yet stay in a corner?
A stamp.
(Sent by Romina Ceballos from Villa María, Argentina)

What gets wet as it dries?
A towel.
(Sent by Romina Ceballos from Villa María, Argentina)

A pilot's brother dies but the man who died didn't have any brothers.
How could that be?
The pilot must have been a woman.
(Sent by Lorenzo Delgado from Canar, Ecuador)

What is so fragile that when you name it, you break it?
The silence.
(Sent by Soledad Fernández from Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Why is six afraid of seven?
Because seven eight nine (seven ate nine).
(Sent by Mireia Alsina from Sant Julià, Spain)

What has teeth but it can't bite?
A comb.
(Sent by Ligia Level from Caracas, Venezuela)

When does a piece of wood become a king?
When it's a ruler.
(Sent by Libardo Ospino from Valledupar, Colombia)

What is taught at a magic school?
Spelling (spelling=deletrear, spell=hechizo).
(Sent by Luis Hernández from San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

What is a skeleton's favourite musical instrument?
A trombone (trom-bone).
(Sent by Luis Hernández from San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

Which is the only house you can hold in your hand?
A lighthouse (light=liviana).
(Sent by Luis Hernández from San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

I'm not alive, but I grow. I don't have lungs, but I need air. I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
Fire.
(Sent by Juan Martín Gómez Sánchez from Ibagué, Colombia)

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