If You Can Master These Tongue-Twisters, You’re Just Incredible!

An epic collection of the twistiest tongue-twisters ever!

Tongue twisters are phrases, sentences or rhymes that are hard to say, especially when repeated quickly. These phrases not only well-crafted but are also guaranteed to confuse the tongue!

If you’re a fan of mastering the various tongue-twisters in English and Hindi, then you’ll surely love the list we’ve compiled for you. Here are a few old tongue-tangling favourites and some tricky new ones. Go ahead and give your brain the workout it needs!

English tongue-twisters

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How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood

As a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood

3)

Betty Botter bought some butter

But she said the butter’s bitter

If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter

But a bit of better butter will make my batter better

So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter

4)

Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines

5)

Pad kid poured curd pulled cold

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7)

There is two minutes difference from four to two to two to two, from two to two to two, too.

8)

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

9)

I’m not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate,

And I’m only plucking pheasants ’cause the pheasant plucker’s late.

I’m not the pheasant plucker, I’m the pheasant plucker’s son,

And I’m only plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckers come.

10)

A tutor who tooted the flute

Tried to tutor two tooters to toot

Said the two to the tutor

“Is it tougher to toot

Or to tutor two tooters to toot?”

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12)

I thought a thought.

But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.

If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought so much.

13)

The sixth sick Sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.

14)

A skunk sat on a stump.

The stump thought the skunk stunk.

The skunk thought the stump stunk.

What stunk the skunk or the stump?

15)

I cannot bear to see a bear

Bear down upon a hare.

When bare of hair he strips the hare,

Right there I cry, “Forbear!”

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17)

Mr See owned a saw.

And Mr Soar owned a seesaw.

Now See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw

Before Soar saw See,

Which made Soar sore.

Had Soar seen See’s saw

Before See sawed Soar’s seesaw,

See’s saw would not have sawed

Soar’s seesaw.

So See’s saw sawed Soar’s seesaw.

But it was sad to see Soar so sore

Just because See’s saw sawed

Soar’s seesaw!

18)

If Freaky Fred found fifty feet of fruit

And fed forty feet to his friend Frank

How many feet of fruit did Freaky Fred find?

19)

Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.

The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed

shilly-shallied south.

These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack;

Sheep should sleep in a shed.

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21)

You’ve no need to light a night-light

On a light night like tonight,

For a night-light’s light’s a slight light,

And tonight’s a night that’s light.

When a night’s light, like tonight’s light,

It is really not quite right

To light night-lights with their slight lights

On a light night like tonight.

22)

A tree toad loved a she-toad

Who lived up in a tree.

He was a two-toed tree toad

But a three-toed toad was she.

The two-toed tree toad tried to win

The three-toed she-toad’s heart,

For the two-toed tree toad loved the ground

That the three-toed tree toad trod.

But the two-toed tree toad tried in vain.

He couldn’t please her whim.

From her tree toad bower

With her three-toed power

The she-toad vetoed him.

23)

Of all the felt I ever felt,

I never felt a piece of felt

Which felt as fine as that felt felt,

When first I felt that felt hat’s felt.

24)

If a Hottentot taught

A Hottentot tot to talk

Ere the tot could totter,

Ought the Hottentot tot

Be taught to say ought or naught

Or what ought to be taught ‘er?

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26)

Ed Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not.

So it is better to be Shott than Nott.

Some say Nott was not shot.

But Shott says he shot Nott.

Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or Nott was shot.

If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot.

But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott, the shot was Shott, not Nott.

However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott – but Nott.

So, Ed Nott was shot and that’s hot! Is it not?

27)

Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown,

The successful thistle-sifter,

While sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles,

Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.

Now, if Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown,

The successful thistle-sifter,

Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb,

See that thou, while sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles,

Thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.

28)

Three sweet switched Swiss witches

Watch three washed Swiss witch Swatch watch switches.

Which sweet switched Swiss witch watches

Which washed Swiss witch Swatch watch switch?

29)

Fred fed Ted bread; Ted fed Fred bread.

30)

Mix, Miss, Mix!

31)

Sixish. Sixish. Sixish.

Hindi tongue-twisters

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33)

Chaar Kachari Kachche Chacha,

Chaar Kachari Pakke.

Pakki Kachari Kachche Chacha,

Kachchi Kachari Pakke!

34)

Kaccha papad, pakka papad

35)

Samajh samajh ke samajh ko samjho.

Samajh samajh ke samajh ko samajhna hi samajh hai.

Jo samajh ko samajh kar bhi na samajhe

Voh…kya hai? Nasamajh hai.

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37)

Nazar nazar me har ek naraz me hume us nazar ki talash thi. Wo narazar mili to sahi par us nazar me ab wo nazar kahan thi.

38)

Tola ram tala tol ke tel mein tul gaya tula hua tola tale ke tale hue tel mein tala gaya

39)

Dali dali pe najar dali, kisine achchi dali, kisine buri dali, Jis dali pe maine najar dali wohi dali kisine tod dali.

40)

Lapak Babuliya Lapak, ab Naa Lapakwe to Lapakwe Kab

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42)

Jo hase ga wo fase ga. Jo fase ga wo hase ga.

43)

Darshana ki dadi ke do daant dokhte, Delhi ke dawakhane danto ki dawai de

44)

Kaka ae kaki ne Kashmir no kabat mathi kachi keri no kachumber kadhi kadhva kahnyu.

45)

Raja Gope Gopal Gopaggam Daas

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47)

Ooncha oont hai, Poochh oonchi oont ki, Poochh se bhi oonchi peeth oont ki.

48)

Khadak Singh ke khadakane se khadakati hain khidkiyan, khidkiyon ke khadakane se khadakata hai Khadak Singh

49)

Dubey Dubai mein doob gaya

50)

Chanda Chamke Cham Cham, Chike Chokana Chor, Chinti Chate Chini, Chinti Chatori Chinikhor

 

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