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Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat?
Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses?
Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on?
Candies are candies but what candy you can't eat?


This riddle has four answers (one word for each line). These words do not have any connection with each other but there is a specific solving pattern for this riddle. You aren't required to guess words that fit the lines and work through the riddle. Once the pattern is recognized, the riddle can be solved easily.


Hint 1:

It's a

Hint 2:

I have used the tag . So knowledge of a specific non-English language will prove helpful.

Hint 3:

This language is both native and primary to the people living in their country. That means English is not the official language in this country.

Hint 4:

This language is spoken in an Asian country

Final hint:

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    $\begingroup$ Hello Nilay Ghosh. Are these 4 seperate words connected to each other? If not, are these 4 separate riddles? The answers seem to say so. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Jun 23 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ @DrD these are 4 separate words but the solving pattern for each words is same. Once you recognise the pattern, the solution becomes easy. I will include 3 more hints later. $\endgroup$ Jun 24 at 2:34
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    $\begingroup$ Your comment about same solving pattern should probably be incorporated into the puzzle as it rules out the attempts to simply find four things that fit your criteria. Otherwise this looks to be on the way to getting closed. $\endgroup$
    – Amoz
    Jun 24 at 3:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Amoz Thank you for the comment. I should have included the details in the body at the start. I guess it is fine now. $\endgroup$ Jun 24 at 5:43
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I believe that the tag you deliberately omitted is

Science (In particular, Electrical Engineering)

Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat?

Breadboard

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Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses?

Wheatstone bridge

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Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on?

High voltage power cable paper

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Candies are candies but what candy you can't eat?

Candy (the domestic appliance manufacturer)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice attempt but not the answer I am looking for. $\endgroup$ Jun 23 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Well I'm curious to see the correct answer then... $\endgroup$ Jun 30 at 17:35
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As the tag [wordplay] is included in the description of the puzzle, I'll take a stab at it:

Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat?

A secondary definition for bread (or dough) is money. To my current knowledge, eating money is ill-advised. (And inedible)

Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses?

I believe you are referring to bridge as in the card game.

Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on?

Tissue paper??? Whenever I've tried to write on it, it tears apart.

Candies are candies but what candy you can't eat?

This is a stretch, but nose candy. Nose candy is a slang meaning a drug that is snorted or ingested via the nose.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking similar for the first 3, but you beat me to it, last one I was thinking of rot13(rlr pnaql) but it's as much of a stretch as yours probably :p $\endgroup$
    – mrdeadsven
    Jun 24 at 11:11
  • $\begingroup$ Hint: Your profile name should be useful in solving this puzzle. rot13(Wbr Xree -> Wbxre. Pna lbh rfgnoyvfu n eryngvbafuvc?) $\endgroup$ Jun 25 at 5:44
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I don't feel very confident because I was grasping at straws on the third one. The pattern I found is:

the French word fric, an informal reference to money

Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat?

fric might translate into dough or bread

Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses?

Trade and economic relationships are bridges that connect communities...?

Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on?

fric might translate into paper or paper bills

Candies are candies but what candy you can't eat?

fric might translate into lolly as in lollipop

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PARTIAL ANSWER


Bread is bread but what bread you can't eat?

Sourdough (sour dough)

Bridges are bridges but what bridge doesn't connect two landmasses?

The bridge in a ship. (the raised part of a ship on which the captain and other officers stand and from where they control the movement of the ship)

Paper is paper but what paper you can't write on?

Cant solve this.

Candies are candies but what candy you can't eat?

This ones a far one but.. Cotton Candy (cotton as in the plant fiber)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice attempt but not the correct answer. $\endgroup$ Jun 23 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ Hint: One of your question post has an indirect relationship with my riddle. More specifically rot13(lbh unir hfrq n ynathntr nf n onfr va bar bs lbhe cbfg juvpu unf na vaqverpg eryngvba jvgu zl evqqyr. Gubhtu, zl nafjre vf abg va gur fnzr ynathntr nf lbhef.) $\endgroup$ Jun 25 at 5:48

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