Mandarin Chinese tongue twisters (绕口令 [繞口令])

A few tongue twisters in Mandarin Chinese - a great way to practise your pronunciation.

老师是不是四十四的? [老師是不是四十四的?]
Lǎoshī shìbùshì sìshísì de?
Is the teacher 44?

凉鞋为乐趣飞出你的脚! [涼鞋為樂趣飛出你的腳]
Liángxié wéi lèqù fēi chū nǐ de jiǎo
Flip-flops fly off your feet for fun

妈妈骑马。马慢,妈妈骂马。[媽媽騎馬。馬慢,媽媽罵馬。]
Māmā qímǎ. Mǎ màn, māmā mà mǎ.
Mother rides a horse. The horse is slow, mother scolds the horse

吃葡萄不吐葡萄皮,不吃葡萄倒吐葡萄皮。
Chī pútáo bù tǔ pútáo pí, bù chī pútáo dào tǔ pútáo pí
When eating grapes don't spit out the skin, when not eating grapes spit out the skin

四是四,十是十,十四是十四,四十是四十,四十四只不识字之石狮子是死的。
[四是四,十是十,十四是十四,四十是四十,四十四隻不識字之石獅子是死的。]
Sì shì sì, shí shì shí, shísì shì shísì, sìshí shì sìshí, sìshísì zhī bùshízì zhī shíshīzi shì sǐ de.
4 is 4, 10 is 10, 14 is 14, 40 is 40, 44 illiterate stone lions are dead.

山前住的颜圆眼,山后住的颜眼圆,两人山前来比眼,也不知道颜圆眼比颜眼圆的圆眼,也不知道颜眼圆比颜圆眼的眼圆。
[山前住的顏圓眼,山後住的顏眼圓,兩人山前來比眼,也不知道顏圓眼比顏眼圓的圓眼,也不知道顏眼圓比顏圓眼的眼圓。]
Shān qián zhù de yányuányǎn, shān hòu zhù de yányǎnyuán, liǎng rén shān qián lái bǐ yǎn, yě bù zhīdào yányuányǎn bǐ yányǎnyuán de yuányǎn, yě bù zhīdào yányǎnyuán bǐ yányuányǎn de yǎnyuán.
Yan Yuanyan lives in front of the mountain, Yan Yanyuan lives behind the mountain, the two came together to compare eyes, don’t know if Yan Yuanyan’s eyes are rounder, don’t know if Yan Yuanyan’s eyes are rounder

八百標兵奔北坡。炮兵並排北邊跑。炮兵怕把標兵碰。標兵怕碰炮兵砲。
[八百標兵奔北坡。砲兵並排北邊跑。砲兵怕把標兵碰。標兵怕碰砲兵砲。]
Bābǎi biāobīng bēn běi pō. Pàobīng bìngpái běibian pǎo. Pàobīng pà bǎ biāobīng pèng. Biāobīng pà pèng pàobīng pào.
Eight hundred spearmen rush towards north hill slope. Artillery soldiers abreast in rows run towards the north. Artillery soldiers afraid to bump into the spearmen. Whereas the spearmen are afraid to bump into the artillery’s bomb.

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