Lesson 249: Spanish tongue twisters Nbr. 23

Spanish tongue twisters Series

 

I have mentioned before that in order to speak, you need more than simply knowing. You need lots of practice. And when speaking a foreign tongue, with roots so different from one’s own, this is even more so.

While English is a Germanic tongue, Spanish is Latin. This means that  whenever a Spanish speaker tries o speak in English, he will surely have a hard time pronouncing a huge number of sounds.

The same things goes the other way around. English speakers also need to practice a lot in order to be able to pronounce Spanish words using Spanish sounds and pronunciation.

Unfortunately, we can ONLY achieve this by practicing.

Tongue twisters are phrases or phrases that are designed exactly to challenge our pronunciation and fluidness. Therefore, Spanish tongue twisters will be an excellent tool in order to challenge our pronunciation skills and get better and better each time.

I have chosen the best Spanish tongue twisters that I know. Some of them I had to search for, because I had forgotten. And along this series I am introducing Spanish tongue twisters gradually: beginning with the easiest ones, and gradually introducing more difficult ones.

Eventually we should be able to say the toughest and most complicated Spanish tongue twisters aloud and impress everybody around us (Really!!??).

For today’s Spanish tongue twisters lesson, here’s our Nbr. 22:

Se sienta quien tiene sesenta;
Se sienta quien se siente cansado.
Si sientes que tienes sesenta,
El asiento te has ganado.

English translation:

(He/she who is sixty sits-down;
he/she who is tired sits-down.
If you feel that you are sixty,
The seat you have earned)

Vocabulary:

  • se sienta (sentarse) – sits-down
  • quien – who
  • tiene – has
  • sesenta – sixty
  • está – is
  • cansado – tired
  • si – if
  • sientes – feel (you)
  • que – that
  • tienes – have (you)
  • el asiento– the seat
  • te has ganado – you have earned

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