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Tongue twisters with "c"

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Como poco coco como, poco coco compro.Because I eat only a little coconut I buy only a little coconut.
Compré pocas copas, pocas copas compré, y como pocas copas compré, pocas copas pagué.I bought a few drinks, a few drinks I bought, and because I bought a few drinks I paid for a few drinks.
Si yo como como como y tú comes como comes...If I eat how I eat and you eat how you eat...
...¿cómo comes como como si yo como como como?...how do you eat as I eat, if I eat as I eat?
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Tongue twisters with "ch"

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Pancha plancha con cuatro planchas. ¿Con cuántas planchas plancha Pancha?Pancha irons with four irons. With how many irons does Pancha iron?
Ese dicho que me han dicho que tú has dicho que yo he dicho no lo he dicho...This saying, that someone said to me that you said that I said, I didn't say...
... porque si lo hubiera dicho, ese dicho estaría bien dicho por haberlo dicho yo.... because, if I had said it, then this saying would have been well said, because I had said it.
el dichothe saying. The word dicho (saying) is also the participle of the verb decir, i.e. said.
La planchathe iron
plancharto iron
decirto say
bien dichowell said
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Tongue twisters with vowels

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Porque puedo, puede. Porque puedes, puedo. Pero si no puedes, yo tampoco puedo.Because I can, he can. Because you can, I can. But if you can't, I can't either.
¡Qué ingenuo es Eugenio! ¡Y qué genio tiene el ingenuo Eugenio!How naïve Eugenio is! And what a mood naïve Eugenio is in!
Cuando cuentes cuentos cuenta cuántos cuentos cuentas...When you tell stories, count how many stories you tell...
...porque si no cuentas cuántos cuentos cuentas, nunca sabrás cuántos cuentos cuentas tú....because if you don't count how many stories you tell, you will never know how many stories you tell.
el geniothe mood. Genio can also mean character or genius.
ingenuonaïve
el cuentothe (stort) story
tampocoalso not
poderto be able to
contarto count, to tell
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Tongue twisters with l and m

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Pabla le dio con el palo a Pablo y Pablo le dio con la tabla a Pabla.Pabla hit Pablo with the stick and Pablo hit Pabla with the board.
¡Hola Adela! ¡Dile a Dalila que le dé la lila a Lola!Hello Adela! Tell Dalila to give the lilac to Lola!
Mi mamá me mima mucho y yo mimo a mi mamá.My mum spoils me a lot and I spoil my mum.
Mariana Magaña desenmarañará mañana la maraña que enmaraña Mariana Mañara.Mariana Magaña will untangle the brushwood tomorrow that Mariana Magaña tangles.
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mimarto spoil
enmarañarto tangle
desenmarañarto untangle
el palothe stick
la marañathe brushwood
la tablathe board
la lilathe lilac
la marañabrushwood
darto give
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–-Darle algo a alguien means to give something to someone and darle con algo a alguien means to hit someone with something.

Tongue twisters with p

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Pepe Peña pela papa, pica piña y pita un pito.Pepe Peña peels potatoes, nibbles pineapple and blows a whistle.
El hipopótamo Hipo está con hipo. ¿Quién le quita el hipo al hipopótamo Hipo?The hippopotamus Hipo has hiccups. Who can take away the hiccups from hippopotamus Hipo?
El que poca papa gasta poca papa paga.Whoever uses few potatoes pays for few potatoes.
Pepe puso un peso en el piso del pozo.Pepe put a peso at the bottom of the well.
Pitarto whistle, to honk, to smoke
picarto sting,to bite, to nibble
pelarto shave, to peel, to beat up
gastarto spend, to use
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pagarto pay
la piñathe pineapple
el hipopótamothe hippopotamus
el pozothe well
ponerto put. Puso is the past tense of poner.
comerto eat
pelar la papato peel the potato.
pitar un pitoto blow a whistle
estar con hipoto have hiccups. You can also say tener hipo.
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–-In Latin America a potato is called papa, but in Spain you say patata.

Tongue twisters with r

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RR con RR cigarro, RR con RR barril, rápido ruedan los carros cargados de azúcar del ferrocarril.RR with RR cigar, RR with RR barrel, quickly roll the carriages of the railway loaded with sugar.
El perro de Rosa y Roque no tiene rabo porque Ramón Ramírez se lo ha cortado.Rosa and Roque's dog has no tail, because Ramón Ramírez cut it off him.
¿Cuánta madera roería un roedor si los roedores royeran madera?How much wood would a rodent gnaw on, if a rodent gnawed on wood?
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–--This is a Spanish translation of the English tongue-twister: 'How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck would chuck wood?'
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el cigarrothe cigar
el roedorthe rodent
el azúcarthe sugar
el barrilthe barrel
la maderathe wood
el carrothe car
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–--El carro is commonly used in Latin America to refer to a car. You can also use the word el auto. In Spain a car is called el coche.

Tongue twisters with t

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¡Qué triste estás, Tristán, con tan tétrica trama teatral!How sad you are, Tristán, with such a gloomy theatrical plot!
En tres tristes platos de trigo, tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo.In three sad plates of wheat, three sad tigers swallowed wheat.
Mi tío tuvo un tubo, se le rompió el tubo que tuvo y tuvo que comprar el tubo que tuvo.My uncle had a tube, broke the tube that he had and had to buy the tube that he had.
Me trajo Tajo tres trajes, tres trajes me trajo Tajo.To me Tajo brought three suits, three suits brought Tajo to me.
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la trama teatralthe theatrical plot
el platothe plate
el tubothe tube
el trajethe suit/clothes
tragareat, swallow
tenerto have
traerto bring
romperto break
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More tongue twisters

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Ana tiene una banana que le regaló una enana a cambio de una manzana.Ana has a banana which a dwarf gave her in exchange for an apple.
Paco Quinto cuenta cuentos:cuenta cuatro, cuenta cinco, cuenta cientos.Paco Quinto tells stories: tells four, tells five, tells hundreds.
Pedrito comió un fino porcino al vino con pepino.Pedrito ate a fine pig in wine with cucumber.
Jorge el cerrajero vende cerrajes en una cerrajería.Jorge, the locksmith, sells locks in a locksmith's shop.
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la bananathe banana
el porcinothe pig(let)
el cerrajerothe locksmith
el pepinothe cucumber
Regalarto give
Vender to sell
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