Riddle

10 Apr

Here’s a なぞなぞ (Japanese riddle).

Can you guess the answer?

ねだんが分からない寿司はな~んだ?
(What type of sushi has an unknown price?)

Write your answer in the comment section of this post.
I’ll put the correct answer here soon.

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edited: 2013 April 11

Here is the answer (there are two possible answers):

First, the more common answer is:

「いくら」 (fish roe)


This is because 「いくら」 is pronounced “ikura” and is “fish roe”, which is a possible topping on sushi.
But also 「いくら」 (ikura) is the Japanese for “What is the price?

Another possible answer is:
「はまち」 (Yellowtail Tuna)


This is also a possible answer to the riddle because 「はまち」 is another possible sushi topping, and it’s pronounced hamachi which sounds similar (with a Japanese pronunciation) to the English phrase “How much?

8 Responses to “Riddle”

  1. Musings April 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I kept getting ikura and iruka mixed up.

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    • tokyo5 April 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Haha!
      “Dolphin” isn’t a good answer to this riddle.

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  2. inthewrongboots April 11, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    ikura?

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    • tokyo5 April 11, 2013 at 10:44 am #

      Yes, that’s right!
      (There is another possible answer too. I just edited this posted with the answer(s)).

      Thanks.

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  3. Paul (@BlueKutsu) April 10, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    いくら?

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    • tokyo5 April 10, 2013 at 7:21 am #

      I’ll post the correct answer soon.

      I was hoping that you’d comment on this post. We both like Japanese riddles … you often have them on your blog.

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    • tokyo5 April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      You answered the riddle correctly.
      There is another possible answer too.
      Re-check this post above…I just edited it with the answer(s).

      >was glad to see you post one (riddle).

      I’ve posted Japanese riddles before.
      Click here to see a post with riddles that I wrote three years ago.

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