Chinese Tongue-Twisters

Cantonese Tongue-Twisters

  • 酩酊兵丁停定聽
  • The drunken soldier stopped and listened.
  • 富婦扶夫赴傅府
  • A rich woman carried her husband to Fu's mansion.
  • 入實驗室襟緊急掣,掘雞掘骨掘雞骨
  • Go to the laboratory and press the emergency button, dig for the chicken, dig for the bone, and dig for the chicken bone.

Mandarin Tongue-Twisters

  • 西施死時四十四
  • Xi Shi (a famous woman) died at age 44.
  • 四是四,十是十,十四是十四,四十是四十。你不要把十四说成四十,四十说成十四。
  • Four is four, ten is ten, fourteen is fourteen, forty is forty. You shouldn't say 'fourteen' as 'forty' or 'forty' as 'fourteen'.
  • 四十四头死的石狮子
  • (Forty-four dead stone lions)