Test your English vocabulary with these fun riddles

Riddles are an amusing and effective way to help you think in English and understand some of the subtleties of the language.

Sea themed riddles

  • Riddle: What did the ocean say to the beach?
    Answer: Nothing, it just waved!
    Explanation: This joke is a pun, as the word “wave” has two meanings, a noun referring to moving water and a hand gesture greeting.
  • Riddle: Where do fish sleep?
    Answer: On the seabed.
    Explanation: This is a play on words, as the “seabed” is the bottom of the sea and a “bed” is where you sleep at night.
  • Riddle: Why is the letter “T” like an island?
    Answer: Because it is in the middle of “water”!
    Explanation: An island is in the middle of the sea and the letter “T” is the middle letter in the word “water”.