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The Most Challenging Tongue Twisters in Portuguese

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Now we are going to practice the consonant sounds with tongue twisters or, as we say in Portuguese, trava-línguas!

1 – O rato roeu a roupa do Rei de Roma.

The rat gnawed the clothes of the King of Rome.

2 – Três pratos de trigo para três tigres tristes.

Three wheat dishes for three sad tigers.

3 – Sobre aquela serra há uma arara loura. A arara loura falará? Fala, arara loura!

There’s a blond macaw on that mountain ridge. Will the blonde macaw speak? Speak, blond macaw!

4 – Susan sujou o chão com salsicha e chope.

Susan dirtied the floor with sausage and draft beer

5 – Na mala do palhaço há um baralho lilás e velhas velas vermelhas.

There are a lilac deck and old red candles In the clown’s suitcase.

6 – Um carro caro correu pelas ruas do Rio de Janeiro.

An expensive car runs through the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

7 – Jorge quer queijo com chá salsicha e soja.

Jorge wants cheese with tea, sausage and soy.

 

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