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.