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Italian Tongue-Twisters

For those who like tongue-twisters, here is a website that contains a list of Italian tongue twisters: http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/it.htm.

March 17, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeadowsJosiah

"Trentatré Trentini entrarono a Trento, tutti e trentatré, trotterellando" is my favorite one.

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

I like it too, I haven't checked the site, but I already knew this one and "Sopra la panca, la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa". ;)

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeadowsJosiah

Me too!

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

Or this one word with all five vowels, but only one consonnant (!!!) : aiuole.

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

This one is quite useful : "No, non ho un nonno."

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeadowsJosiah

Did you find that in one of the Italian exercises?

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

No, in the link you posted.

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris.koch

"ti ritiri tu" anybody can say that without getting close to singing? I certainly cannot :P

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/filippo-b

On the italian wikiquote there is a bunch of scioglilingua italiani.

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeadowsJosiah

I have always found it very hard to say "Gioielleria".

March 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josh48748t54897

It's pronounced ''Jew-ee-el-eh-ree-ah''. It's a weird word, isn't it?

March 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeadowsJosiah

Or maybe: "Jyo-yel-leh-REE-ah"?

March 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/josh48748t54897

Yeah, that's probably better. I don't think it matters that much though, because if you pronounce both ways really fast it practically sounds the same.

March 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shrin990106

I can say this with a space between words. lol

April 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

The French Wikipedia article about virelangues (tongue twisters) has a pretty good selection of them in many languages, including all those offered on Duo.

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d.batta

One of the few Italian rap songs with a genuine taste for tongue-twisters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQnjzMt_BsA

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilylolly0

Can someone tell me what 'particolareggiatissimamente' means? I looked it up on Google Translate, but it didn't know the word. ;P

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BastouXII

"in an extremely detailed way". This wikipedia page is very interesting for long words in many languages.

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilylolly0

Thanks so much!

March 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berto29441

(you start from the adj. "particolareggiata/o" = detailed, you made its absolute superlative = particolareggiatissima/o", and create its adverb adding "mente": particolareggiatissimamente)

January 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Overlex

I will add a funny one in my italian dialect (lumbard): "Ti che ta tachet i tac, tacum i tac! Mi tacat i tac a ti? Tacheti ti i tò tac" Pronounciation: "Tee keh ta ta-keht ee tak, takoom ee tak! Mee ta-cat ee tak ah tee? Ta-keh-tee tee ee toh tak" Translation (kind of): "You that can glue shoeheels, glue my heels! Me gluing your heels? Glue your own heels! "

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berto29441

...with some stress on : Ti che ta (or te?) tàchet...tacùm...tacàt.. tàcheti ti...

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Overlex

Ta or Te I think both are equally valid, I find slight variations whenever I hear someone talking in dialect. Thanks for the accents, I didn't think about adding them but are probably necessary.

August 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berto29441

Sometimes few miles are sufficient to hear sensible differences in the pronunciation, but not only in Lumbardy .

August 3, 2019

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