5 Funny Italian Riddles & Several Italian Tongue Twisters

 Italian RiddlesIf you like riddles here’s an excellent way to easily improve your Italian.

According to Stephen Krashen practicing what you like in the Italian language will make it a breeze to spend your time learning the language!

Here are 5 Italian riddles with English Translation:

 Italian Riddle English Translation
1. Il cavallo affamato

Una corda di cinque metri è attaccata a un cavallo. Il cavallo è distante 7 metri da una plia di fieno. Come fa il cavallo a raggiungere la paglia?

1. The hungry horse*

A five-meter rope is tied to a horse.
The horse is 7 meters from a pile of hay. How can the horse reach the straw?

2. Adamo ed Eva

Un gruppo di paleontologi sta facendo delle ricerche in Siberia. Durante gli scavi rinvengono, ibernati nel ghiaccio, i corpi di un uomo e una donna perfettamente conservati. Nei giorni successivi proseguendo l’analisi del rinvenimento si accorgono di aver fatto una scoperta straordinaria: hanno trovato Adamo ed Eva. Come mai sono così certi della scoperta?

2. Adam and Eve

A group of paleontologists is doing research in Siberia. During the excavations, the bodies of a perfectly preserved man and woman are found hibernating in the ice. In the following days, continuing the analysis of the discovery, they realized they had made an extraordinary discovery: they found Adam and Eve. Why are they so certain of discovery?

3. Il più grande killer

Chi ha ucciso, da solo, un quarto dell’intera umanità?

3. The biggest killer

Who, alone, killed a quarter of all humanity?

4. Leggi internazionali

Perché chi vive in Canada non può essere sepolto in Alaska?

4. International laws

Why can’t those who live in Canada be buried in Alaska?

5. Le mucche

Un contadino ha 9 mucche. Muoiono tutte tranne 3. Quante ne rimangono vive?

5. Cows

A farmer has 9 cows. They all die except 3. How many are left alive?

* As you can see in the first riddle there are 2 words that are very similar to English:

metri = meters     and     pila = pile

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Scioglilingua Italiani Divertenti (Funny Italian Tongue Twisters)

More Italian Tongue Twisters

Solutions to the Italian Riddles

Soluzione 1 (Solution #1): La corda non è attaccata a nibete, perciò il cavallo può facilmente raggiungere la paglia… (The rope isn’t tied to anything, so the horse can easily reach the straw…)

Soluzione 2 (Solution #2): Non hanno l’ombelico. (They do not have a navel).

Soluzione 3 (Solution #3): Caino (Cain)

Soluzione 4 (Solution #4): Non è morto! (He’ s not dead!)

Soluzione 5 (Solution #5): 3

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