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Birbal the Wise - V

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.


Puzzle ID:#30474
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (2.02)
Submitted By:brainsterAin******




Emperor Akbar once ruled over India. He was a wise and intelligent ruler, and he had in his court the Nine Gems, his nine advisors, who were each known for a particular skill. One of these Gems was Birbal, known for his wit and wisdom. The story below is one of the examples of his wit. Do you have it in you to find out the answer?

Once, Birbal took his 10-year old daughter with him to meet the Emperor Akbar.

Emperor Akbar greeted her cordially and arranged for sweets and toys to be presented to her.

While conversing with her, he asked her whether she knew Persian. She replied, "A little less and a little more, Sire".

Emperor Akbar, puzzled by this reply asked Birbal to explain what his daughter meant.

What did Birbal say?

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May 14, 2006

OH dear i dont believe i didnt get it
May 14, 2006

Logic? Shouldn't this be situational?
May 15, 2006

If it is a true story (or supposed to be) then it might as well be in Trivia. I wouldn't know either way.. but I'm pretty sure Logic is not what it ought to be.
May 15, 2006

I agree with everyone else... how is this logic? Also how is anyone supposed to know the answer unless they are psychic?
May 15, 2006

I might use that one when people ask me about my Mandarin!
Jun 02, 2006

Thats logic but it includes guessing. My guess was close but yet so far!
Sep 26, 2006

Most of the Birbal teasers are great... this one not so much.
Dec 30, 2006

this one is fair
Mar 17, 2007

tricky tricky.... who were the other nine gems? can u do riddles about them?
Jul 04, 2007

Great teaser!
Jun 04, 2008

I must not know what a "teaser" is because Birbal could have said ANYTHING! No more unsolvable Birbal teasers please.
Nov 04, 2012

I adore Birbal teasers, but this one is only okay.

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