Tongue twisters exist in many languages.The English language is not the only one with tongue twisters. While many famous tongue twisters are indeed in English, there are many in other languages as well, unique to their culture with their own amusing meanings. With just a little bit of searching, any family can explore a wide variety of different tongue twisters, even in different languages. Not only is it a marvelous chance for more fun, but also a wonderful opportunity for adding some multi-culturism into your everyday life.

Tongue Twisters for French, Hungarian, Japanese and Spanish!

There are many, many examples of tongue twisters in different languages, such as Chinese, Arabic, Hindu, Swahili and more. Here are just a few examples: an example of a French tongue twister is Le ver vert va vers le verre vert. When translated into English, it reads: “The green grub goes to the green grass.” Another tongue twister, this time in Hungarian, is Mit sütsz kis szücs, sós húst? Sütsz kis szücs? This reads as “What are you roasting, little hunter? Are you roasting salt meat?” in English. Nama-mugi, nama-gome, nama-tamago is a Japanese tongue twister that reads “raw wheat, raw rice, raw eggs”, and Yo no compro coco. Porque como poco coco, poco coco compro is a Spanish tongue twister, reading “I do not buy coconut. Since I eat little coconut, I buy little coconut.”

Even sign language has its own version of tongue twisters called finger fumblers. Finger fumblers are sentences that are difficult to sign and say, and are just as amusing and fun. Good blood, bad blood is an example of one such finger fumbler. While simple enough on the surface, it is quite a challenge for anyone who is deaf and uses sign language. Parents and family of a deaf child can easily use these finger fumblers to help practice their signs, and make a game of it, just like a normal tongue twister. Foreign language tongue twisters are fun and entertaining way to learn new languages, new cultures from around the world, and practice their skill in the form of a game or challenge.

Foreign language tongue twisters are fun and entertaining way to learn new languages and practice their skill in the form of a game or challenge.

23 Terrific and Terribly Trying Tongue Twisters comes not from the furthest corners of the earth, or from any other culture, but rather is home-grown, with 23 originally written tongue twisters. Each is specially designed for fun, games and familial bonding.

Make up a fun family activity with tongue twisters.A great family activity can be Tongue twisters, which can be fun, silly and challenging. This fact alone makes them ripe material to create games for the whole family to enjoy. There are a variety of easy ways to turn tongue twisters into a game for children and adults.

Create a Fun Family Activity with Tongue Twisters

One of the possible games is making the tongue twisters into a timed race. Get a stop watch and a score sheet. Challenge each player to say the tongue twister as fast as they possibly can. The winner is the player who has the best and shortest times for each tongue twister used in the game. Alternatively, the times can be added up into a final score. The player with either the lowest or highest score, depending on the recorded times or number of correct attempts on a tongue twister is the winner.

Another game to play is to have a collection of tongue twisters, and award points to players. Award extra points for the correct pronunciation of difficult sounds and words, or the speed of the phrase, or even the number of times a twister is repeated, or how many twisters are properly mastered. Make it so that players can lose points if they trip themselves up on a tongue twister. Also take away points from players whenever a word, difficult sound or syllable is incorrectly pronounced. Introduce “levels” of increasingly difficult tongue twisters, and award points accordingly. Come up with challenges based on speed, correct pronunciation, and number of mistakes or repetitions.

Include the whole family in these family activities, and pick tongue twisters that not only everyone is bad at, but also twisters that everyone is good at, as to bolster confidence and encourage the other players. Challenge each other to master the tongue twisters as quickly as they can. Also try turning tongue twisters into a song or a story that parents and children can both enjoy. Encourage children in using tongue twisters as part of their own stories or poems, and then read them all aloud. Make these stories and poems as silly as possible for more fun.

23 Terrifically Tough and Tremendously Trying Tongue Twisters is a great collection to start your new family game nights, with the bonus of entertaining trivia facts and loads of wonderfully and challenging words to trip tongues up. Let it be your family’s new guide to hours of game play and fun.