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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Twist Your Tongue!! Vol. 2

Here is second challenge of Japanese tongue twist! Tongue twist is called “Hayakuchi-kotoba (早口言葉 in Kanji, はやくちことば in Hiragana). Here is the first one.

Try this one.

“Momo mo Sumomo mo Momo no uchi.”
“Momo mo Sumomo mo Momo no uchi.”
“Momo mo Sumomo mo Momo no uchi.”

(桃もスモモも桃のうち)
(もももすももももものうち)

This is easy for you? How about this one?

“Momo mo Sumomo mo Momo no uchi.
Sumomo mo Momo mo Momo no uchi.”

“Momo mo Sumomo mo Momo no uchi.

Sumomo mo Momo mo Momo no uchi.”

“Momo mo Sumomo mo Momo no uchi.

Sumomo mo Momo mo Momo no uchi.”

(桃もスモモも桃のうち。スモモも桃も桃のうち)
(もももすももももものうち。すもももももももものうち)

If I translate this Hayakuchi-kotoba into English, I would say “Peach and plum belong to peach. Plum and peach belong to peach.” “Momo(桃)” means “peach”, and “Sumomo(スモモ)” means “Plum”.

Here, Japan is good season to have peach and plum.

19 comments:

gemma said...

lol
超かわいいw
これを外国の人が一生懸命言おうとしてるのを想像したら笑えますw

kayanon said...

gemmaさん>
言いやすそうで、言いにくいですよね?!ちなみに私はきゃ・きゅ・きょ系がダメです;^^)

Piccola said...

Ah!!! I can only say it slowly~ Any faster it only sound like momomomomomomo... hehe ^^;

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Fabi said...

momomomomomomomo XD
Like Piccola, I can't say that very fast XD But I like these tongue-twisters ^^

Thank you

Masa said...

Well...first one is easy for me,
but second one...esp. last sentence.
Sumomonomomomomomomomo....no~(T-T)

I'm sure I wouldn't be a good news commentator, only comedian...kkk

soursop said...

hm.. i can only say the sentence properly as long as i keep in mind the meaning of that sentence, else i will not be able to say it no matter how slow!! ^^;

thanks for sharing this!

スロ / Bernat said...

momomomomomomo I can't stand saying it momomomomomomo xD

スロ / Bernat said...

*can't stop

kayanon said...

This tongue twister is consisted of plenty of "mo", so you just need to put "su" or "uchi" between "mo", and you can sound like it, Piccola.

kayanon said...

Sam> I will check the web site later. Thanks.

kayanon said...

I also like this tongue twist because I like this rhythem. You may say this with clapping your hands, Fabi.

kayanon said...

Masa> As you mentioned, the first one is easier than second one. We need to train lips to move them quickly. Comedian? It's not bad!

kayanon said...

It's good way to remember Japanese words from Hayakuchi-kotoba, right? You will be able to say it as you go along, soursop.

kayanon said...

スロ>
Please keep saying it quicky, and you will be able to repeat Okyoh!

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alex said...

muahahahah... i can say it fast

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