☺Today we’re going to look at something short but fun: a riddle. A riddle is a puzzling question or a joke which seems nonsense but in fact has a clever or funny answer.

Look at the following riddle:

What starts with T, ends in T and has T in it?

Take a guess but if you think it’s too difficult, here’s a hint:

The letter “t” is pronounced in the same way as the hot drink “tea”.

The answer is a teapot. The word “teapot” starts with the letter “t”, ends in the letter “t” and is a container used for making and serving tea. 🙂
La risposta è “a teapot” (una teiera). La parola “teapot” comincia con “t”, finisce in “t” ed è un oggetto che serve per fare e servire il tè 🙂

Here are the translations of the words in bold plus some examples:

to bet: scommettere

For example:

I bet you will get good marks in all your exams as you have been studying very hard recently.
Dato che hai studiato molto ultimamente, scommetto che prenderai buoni voti in tutti i tuoi esami.

puzzling: sconcertante, incomprensibile

For example:

It’s a puzzling matter.
È una questione sconcertante.

a hint: una dritta, un suggerimento

For example:

Since you’re finding it difficult to solve the riddle, I will give you a hint.
Dato che ci stai mettendo molto a risolvere l’indovinello, ti darò un suggerimento.

If you got the correct answer with or without the hint, then excellent job!