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.

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Polish - łamaniec językowy

W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie.
I Szczebrzeszyn z tego słynie.
Wół go pyta: „Panie chrząszczu,
Po cóż pan tak brzęczy w gąszczu?ˮ

In the town of Szczebrzeszyn a cricket buzzes in the reeds
And that is why Szczebrzeszyn is famous.
An ox asks him: "Mister cricket,
Why are you buzzing in the bushes?

- a poem by Jan Brzechwa that's famous for being one of the most difficult Polish texts to pronounce.

W czasie suszy szosa sucha.
A way is dry when there's drought.

Król Karol kupił Królowej Karolinie korale koloru koralowego.
King Karl bought Queen Caroline coral-colored bead.

Stół z powyłamywanymi nogami.
A table with broken legs.

We szwy płaszcza się zaszywszy w szyku marsza trzy wszy weszły
Hiding in seams of a coat, three lice entered in a marching formation

Co wydrze wydrę wydrze? Wydrę wydrze wydrze wydra.
What will extort a small otter from an otter? The small otter will extort a small otter from the otter.

Nie pieprz Pietrze wieprza pieprzem, bo przepieprzysz wieprza pieprzem.
Peter, don't pepper the boar because you might over-pepper it.

Chciały chrząszcze chwiać choinką
Chociaż chuderlaczki.
Chwiały, chwiały, chichotały:
- Chytre z nas chłopaczki.

Beetles wanted to rock the christmas tree
although they were weaklings.
They were rocking it and rocking it, giggling:
- We are clever little boys.

Wyindywidualizowaliśmy się z rozentuzjazmowanego tłumu
We have separated from a mob of people excited (eager) about something

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