Tongue Twisters

 

Mandarin Chinese Tongue Twisters

Try seeing how good you are at reading out some of these tongue twisters. Better still, record your efforts and send them in to us. We'll post them up on this web site so you can show off to all your friends how good you are!

Here's one recorded by Lixue...

 

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.

Which means something like:
When eating grapes don't spit out the skin, when not eating grapes spit out the skin.

Links to other Mandarin Tongue Twisters:

老頭兒端湯上塔 - lǎotóur duān tāng shàng tǎ

墻上掛面鼔. - Qiáng-shang guà miàn gǔ.

mā mā qí mǎ,

青青山上一根籐 - qīng qīng shān shàng yī gēn téng

四是四,十是十,- si shi si, shi shi shi,

村前有个颜圆眼 - cūn qián yǒu gè yán yuán yǎn

黑蝴蝶飛,- hēi húdǐe fēi

八百标兵奔北坡,- ba bai biao bing ben bei po