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Aso (Dog)

Mataas kung nakaupo
Mababa kung nakatayo.

(Tall when sitting;
short when standing)

Pusa (Cat)

Matanda na ang nuno
Hindi pa naliligo.

(Grandfather is already old,
but he has never taken a bath)

Langgam (Ant)

Maliit pa si kumpare,
Nakakaakyat na sa tore.

Maliit pa si Nene
nakakaakyat na sa tore

(Kumpare is still small,
but he can already climb the tower)

(Nene is small,
but she can climb the tower)

Paniki (Bat)

Sa araw nahihimbing
At sa gabi ay gising

(In daytime it sleeps,
at night it flies)

Surot (Bedbug)

Tiniris mo na
inaamuyan pa.

(You crush it,
but you still smell it)

Bubuyog (Bee)

Heto, heto na si Lelong
Bubulong-bulong

(Here comes granfather
who is always murmuring)

Manok (Chicken)

Tag-ulan o tag-araw,
Hanggang tuhod ang salawal.

Tag-ulan at tag-araw,
Putot ang salawal

(Rain or shine,
his pants reach only to the knees)

(In rainy season or dry season,
he wears knee-length trousers)

Alimango (Crab)

Bahay ni Ka Huli
Haligi’y bali-bali
Ang bubong ay kawali

(Ka Huli’s house,
The posts are broken,
The roof is a skillet)

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