Quick English - Tongue Twisters

You probably have heard a few tongue twisters before, but did you ever wonder why we use them? Tongue twisters are fun English language games with a series of words that are difficult to pronounce together. Practicing these helps you get better at your pronunciation. Have you ever seen any of the ones we've listed below? Are you brave enough to try a few of them out? Challenge your friends and see how you do!


A longer tongue twister

Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.
The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter
And made her batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter makes better batter.
So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
Making Betty Botter's bitter batter better


Some shorter tongue twisters

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Listen to the local yokel yodel.


Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.


If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?


Tongue twisters in other languages

Many other languages have tongue twisters, too. For example, this Finnish one is quite fun to try out:

Kokko! Kokookko kokoon koko kokon? Koko kokonko? Koko kokon."

Translation: Kokko (a name)! Would you gather up a bonfire? The entire bonfire? The entire bonfire.


Do you know any other tongue twisters? Write them below!

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