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The answer to yesterday's riddle

The answer is "ladybird".In Russian, it's called "Божья коровка" (Bozshya korovka) which literally translates as "God's little cow".
OK, this is one more riddle for you. I hope I don't bore you with my riddles. If you don't know the answer, never mind, this is quite a specific area. I'm just training. So here it is.

He has universal knowledge, but he can't wield it. He's not bound by social conventions and therefore open to everything around. He doesn't feel fear because he doesn't know what pain is. He's ready to try everything just to see what happens. He has time, but he doesn't know what to do. He simply doesn't have the experience and therefore he is in constant search. He has much to learn.  Who is he?

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks. I could not have guessed it because I have no background knowledge of the Russian language, however, it is interesting since you have to know that “holy” refers to “God”. As for this riddle, I guess the answer is a human being or at least I think that way. Is that correct? By the way, I guess this is a good exercise to think outside the box, so there is no boredom.

Your text is extremely well written. Congratulations! You have improved a lot. Keep it up!

The answer is "ladybird”. In Russian, it's called "Божья коровка" (Bozshya korovka) which literally translates as "God's little cow".
OK, this (Also, “there”.) is one more riddle for you. I hope I don't bore you with my riddles. If you don't know the answer, never mind; (independent but closely related in thought) this is quite a specific area (subject area). I'm just training. So here it is.

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Thank you, Aliakbar! Thank you for your guesswork, I'll say the answer in my next post. Your grammar notes are very helpful also.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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hahaha, I never would have thought of a ladybird as "God's little cow! That made me laugh!

With regards to your secon riddle, let me guess. Is the answer a child? I am thinking that children are not bound by social conventions and are open to everything around them. They are willing try everything and are naturally curious. They (unlike adults) do have time but don't always know what to do. And they have a lot to learn.

Am I correct?

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Hi, Edhutchins88! Your guess is good, my answer will be in the next post. Thank you for your comment.

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The answer is "ladybird".In Russian, it's called "Божья коровка" (Bozshya korovka) which literally translates as "God's little cow".

OK, this is one more riddle for you. I hope I don't bore you with my riddles. If you don't know the answer, never mind, this is quite a specific area. I'm just training. So here it is.

He has universal knowledge, but he can't wield it. He's not bound by social conventions and therefore open to everything around. He doesn't feel fear because he doesn't know what pain is. He's ready to try everything just to see what happens. He has time, but he doesn't know what to do. He simply doesn't have the experience and therefore he is in constant search. He has much to learn.  Who is he?

 

No mistakes that I see, nice job.

 

Keep the riddles coming, however I'm not good at guesing lol

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Hi, Kjcoffin! I'll try to make a riddle someday.

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Hi

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Hi, Edrees! You are in the right place.

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