Tongue Twisters Hard and Easy (Trabalenguas)
Looking for hard tongue twisters to challenge your skills? Or you’re looking for nursery rhymes for kids? You are in a right place. Tongue twisters are difficult sentences or expressions that are hard to say fast. Typically, these phrases have words that sound really similar, so you need to focus and practice to ace it.
These hard tongue twister exercises are a great way to practice English and pronunciation in general. Many actors, public speakers and voice over artists use for example Woodchuck Chuck or Peter Piper to warm up their voices and tongues. Also, it is a fantastic way to train your accent if you have one 😉
This can also be a playful game you can play with kids. Start with the easy tongue twisters and let them practice slowly and gradually increase the speed when they already feel comfortable in the current speed. It helps young children to improve speech skills while having fun.
In this article we have gathered the most popular tongue twisters you can find. They are meant for all ages. Some of these are funny others are just really hard to say. We also added some Spanish tongue twisters or “trabalenguas” like they call it in Spanish. You can find them by scrolling to the end or by clicking here.
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Tongue Twisters in English
The following tongue twisters are in english. To get the best effect you should repeat the phrase over and over again as fast as you can. Try to do it without stumbling or skipping some parts. The faster you go the more difficult it gets.
Susie shines the shoes
I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop.
Where she sits, she shines, and where she shines, she sits.
Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop.
Where she shines, she sits, and where she sits, she shines.
I scream you scream and all this for ice cream?
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
Got a date at a quarter to eight
I’ve got a date at a quarter to eight.
I will wait you at the gate, so don’t be late!
Dogs chew shoes
If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
Wayne went where?
Wayne went to wales to watch walruses.
Which witch watches which watch? (Hard tongue twister)
If three witches watched three wrist watches,
which witch would watch which wrist watch?
How can a clam cram twist your tongue?
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can.
Real eyes realize real lies
Real eyes realize real lies
Easy to say but also easy to confuse each part with others. The more you say it the more you feel that you just say one word 3 times.
Kitten eat chicken
I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
(Repeat many times as fast as you can.)
How many berries could a bare berry carry (Hard)
How many berries could a bare berry carry,
if a bare berry could carry berries?
Well, they can’t carry berries,
which could make you very wary
but a bare berry carried is more scary!
Mary Mack Tongue Twister
Mary Mack’s father’s making Mary Mack marry me
My father’s making me marry Mary Mack
Will I always be so merry when Mary’s taking care of me?
Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?
I thought of thanking you
I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you
Weary Willie Easy Tongue Twister
Willie’s really weary
Four Fine Fresh Fish
Four fine fresh fish for you.
What fine fresh fish for you?
Tongue Twisters in Spanish (Trabalenguas)
These tongue twisters in Spanish (trabalenguas) are great way to practice your Español. Try them out even if you don’t speak the language.
Tres tristes tigres (trabalenguas)
Tres tristes tigres,
tragaban trigo en un trigal,
en tres tristes trastos,
tragaban trigo tres tristes tigres.
La pícara pájara pica
La pícara pájara pica,
en la típica jícara.
En la típica jícara pica,
la pájara pícara.
Pedro Pablo Pérez Pereira
Pedro Pablo Pérez Pereira,
pobre pintor portugués,
pinta preciosos paisajes por poca plata,
para poder pasar por París.
desenmarañará mañana la maraña
que enmaraña Mariana Magaña
El hipopótamo Hipo está con hipo
El hipopótamo Hipo está con hipo.
¿Quién quita el hipo al hipopótamo Hipo?
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