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What is a good Japanese tongue twister?

Owen Wade Owen Wade (0) on 10/05/13

What are some good Japanese tongue twisters?

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バスガス爆発
bus gas bakuhatsu
Gas explosion in a bus.

坊主が屏風に上手に坊主の絵を書いた
bozu ga byobu ni jozu ni bozu no e o kaita
Buddhist priest painted self portrait on Japanese partition.

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Nasir  Khan Nasir Khan (0) on 21/05/13

Hi, I am a little confused about word," Gome" but I ever used " Kome" or "gohan" for rice. Am I wrong, Please! correct me. Thank You. Nasir.
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生麦 生米 生卵
Nama-mugi, Nama-gome, Nama-tamago
Raw wheat, raw rice, raw eggs

右耳右目右目右耳
Migimimi Migime, Migime Migimimi
Right ear right eye right eye right ear

隣の客はよく柿食う客だ
Tonari no Kyaku wa Yoku Kaki Kuu Kyaku Da.
The guest next door is a guest who eats a lot of persimmons.

赤パジャマ黄パジャマ茶パジャマ
Aka-Pajama Ki-Pajama Cha-Pajama
Red pajamas, yellow pajamas, and brown pajamas

青巻紙赤巻紙黄巻紙
Ao-makigami Aka-makigami Ki-makigami
Red scroll, yellow scroll and blue scroll

裏庭には二羽、庭には二羽鶏がいる
Uraniwa ni wa niwa, niwa ni wa niwa niwatori ga iru
There are two chickens in the yard, and two in the back yard

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Misako Yoke Misako Yoke (1) on 10/05/13

I made a mistake on the last one (English translation), it should be: There are two chickens in the back yard, and two in the yard. Note: 裏庭 Uraniwa (back yard) 庭 Niwa (yard, but we use the word for a garden also) 二羽 Niwa (Wa is a counting unit for portury, Ni is 2) 鶏 Niwatori (chicken)

Misako Yoke Misako Yoke (1) on 10/05/13

Again! My brain doesn't work in the late afternoon, 青巻紙赤巻紙黄巻紙 Ao-makigami Aka-makigami Ki-makigami Blue scroll, Red scroll and Yellow scroll Sorry!

Nate Hill Nate Hill (2) on 10/05/13

No problem! Thanks so much for the great tongue twisters! I'm gonna try to say them as fast as you :)

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