Riddle #1

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सिर छोटा और पेट बड़ा,

(sir chho-Taa aur peT ba-Raa)

Small head and big stomach

तीन टांग पर रहे खड़ा।

(tiin Taang par ra-he kh-Raa)

stands on three legs

खाता हवा और पीता तेल,

(khaa-taa ha-vaa aur pii-taa tel)

Eats air and drinks oil

फिर दिखलाता अपना खेल।

(phir dikh-laa-taa ap-nee khel)

Then it shows its game (play).

Can you guess what it is?

While you are thinking about it, lets look at each of the Hindi words above.

सिर (sir) – head

छोटा (chho-Taa)- small

और (aur) – and

पेट (peT) – stomach

बड़ा (ba-Raa)- big

तीन (tiin)- three

टांग (Taang)- legs

पर (par) – on

रहे खड़ा (ra-he  kha-Raa)- standing

खाता (khaa-taa) – eats

हवा (ha-vaa) – air

पीता (pii-taa) – drinks

तेल (tel) – oil

फिर (phir) – then

दिखलाता (dikh-laa-taa) – shows

अपना (ap-naa) – his

खेल (khel) – game

OK… Ready for the answer??  Just look at the bottom of this message.

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स्टोव – stove

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