Polish Tongue Twisters

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The basic sounds of the Polish language are often difficult for anyone learning Polish as a foreign language. Here are examples of what might be called Polish tongue twisters. Sentences which are difficult for even native speakers of Polish to pronounce. Give them a try!

Nie pieprz Pietrze wieprza pieprzem, bo przepieprzysz wieprza pieprzem.
Peter, don’t add pepper to the boar because you might over-pepper it.

Krol Karol kupil krolowej Karolinie korale koloru koralowego.
King Karol bought a coral coloured necklace for Queen Karoline.

W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie.
In Szczebrzeszyn a beetle sounds in the reeds.

We’ll add MP3 recordings of each over the next few days.

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