Improve your pronunciation with French tongue twisters!

Learning French and mastering French pronunciation is hard – we all agree on that point. Whether it be the ‘r’ sound, the nasal vowels, the silent letters, what will make you an expert is practice and practice alone. So here are six French tongue twisters to make you get to grips with those tricky sounds!

Un chasseur sachant chasser sait chasser sans son chien.

A hunter who knows how to hunt knows how to hunt without his dog.

Les chaussettes de l’archi-duchesse sont-elles sèches, archi-sèches ?

Are the archduchess’ socks dry, very dry?

FR tongue twister intext 1
Où niche la pie? La pie niche haut. Où niche l’oie? L’oie niche bas. Où niche l’hibou? L’hibou niche ni haut ni bas !

Where does the magpie nest? The magpie nests high. Where does the goose nest? The goose nests low. Where does the owl nest? The owl nests neither high nor low !

 
Si ces six cents six sangsues sont sur son sein sans sucer son sang, ces six cents six sangsues sont sans succès.

If those six hundred and six leeches are on her breast without sucking her blood, those six hundred and six leeches are unsuccessful.

Fruits frais, fruits frits, fruits cuits, fruits crus.

Fresh fruit, fried fruits, cooked fruit, raw fruit.

FR tongue twister intext 2
Tas de riz, tas de rats. Tas de riz tentant, tas de rats tentés. Tas de riz tentant tenta tas de rats tentés. Tas de rats tentés tâta tas de riz tentant.

Heap of rice, heap of rats. Tempting heap of rice, tempted heap of rats. Tempting heap of rice tempted the tempted heap of rats. Tempted heap of rats touched tempting heap of rice.

Keep practicing so that you reach a really fast pace!

[Français]

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