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Tongue twisters in many languages

Tongue twisters are a fun way to practise your pronunciation in languages you're learning, as well as in your native language.


Мишчица на Копривщица
(Miščica na Koprivštica)
a mouse in Koprivštica

Петър плет плете
през три пръта преплита (prez tri prata preplita).
Плети Петко, плета падна - Петко плети
(Petar plet plete,
prez tri prata preplita.
Pleti Petko, pleta padna- Petko pleti).
Peter is weaving a fence [one made of interlocking tree branches]
he crosses over every three branches
Weave, Pete, the fence fell down - Pete, weave!

Шише със уши на шосе се суши
(Šiše sãs uši na šose se suši).
A bottle with ears is drying on the road.

Сухо прасе просо пасе
(Suho prase proso pase)
A dry pig is grazing on millet

Чичковите червенотиквеничковчета
(Čičkovite červenotikveničkovčeta)
uncle's little red pumpkin thingies

Крал Карл и кралица Клара крали кларинети от кралските карети.
(Kral Karl i kralica Klara krali klarineti ot kralskite kareti.)
King Carl and queen Clara stole [I've been told] clarinets from the royal coaches.

Бъбриви бодри бобри бодро бъбрят. Бъбрете бодро, бъбриви бобри!
(Bãbrivi bodri bobri bodro bãbrjat. Bãbrete bodro, bãbrivi bobri!)
Chatty brisk beavers are chatting briskly. Chat briskly, chatty beavers!

Добри, дроби! Добре, дробя!
(Dobri, drobi! Dobre, drobja!)
Dobri, crumble [transitive, imperative]! OK, I'm crumbling [transitive].

Вили с Лили сини сливи свили.
(Vili s Lili sini slivi svili.)
Villy and Lilly stole [I've been told] blue plums. (more in the sense of 'nicked' rather than 'stole')

Както си с татко си, пак носи кактуси.
(Kakto si s tatko si, pak nosi kaktusi.)
As you're with your dad (right now), you should still bring cacti.

Валери вари във варели.
(Valeri vari vãv vareli.)
Valeri is boiling [transitive] in steel drums.

Трима скити скрили скариди в скалите.
(Trima skiti skrili skaridi v skalite.)
Three scythians hid [I've been told] shirmp in the rocks.

Ставри страда от стари ставни травми.
(Stavri strada ot stari stavni travmi.)
Stavri is suffering from old joint injuries.

Триста тридесет и три колорадски бръмбара вървят по ръба на карбуратора и бръмкат: ãбръмã, ãбръмã, ãбръмã
(Trista trideset i tri koloradski brãmbara vãrvJat po rãba na karburatora i brãmkat: ãbrãmã, ãbrãmã, ãbrãmã)
333 Colorado beetles are walking along the edge of the carburetor and buzzing: buzz, buzz, buzz.

Аз кай, имам кай, мъж кай, дет кай, мой кай, прав кай, да пикай.
(Az kaj, imam kaj, mãzh kaj, det kaj, moj kaj, prav kaj, da pikaj.)
I, she said, have, she said, a husband, she said, who, she said, can, she said, pee standing up.

Пепа пипа попа по пъпа.
(Pepa pipa popa po pãpa.)
Pepa is touching the priest on his belly button.


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