Tongue Twister – すもももももももも

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Japanese Tongue Twisters – すもももももももものうち – Review Notes

Do you like tongue twisters? Today we learned about Japanese tongue twisters 早口言葉 (Hayakuchi Kotoba) and we learned how to say one of them!

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早口言葉 (Hayakuchi Kotoba)

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Tongue Twister in Japanese is 早口言葉 (Hayakuchi Kotoba) – literally, “fast mouth words”

There are many Tongue Twisters in Japanese! Just like in English, you shouldn’t think too deeply about the meaning because they were just made to sound silly!

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The Peach Tongue Twister

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すももも桃も桃のうち (sumomo mo momo mo momo no uchi) means “Japanese Plums and Peaches are both in the Peach Family.”

The sentence pattern “AもBもC” (‘A’ mo ‘B’ mo ‘C’) is a way to say “both ‘A’ and ‘B’ are ‘C'”

Check out our grammar lesson about the Japanese Particle も (mo) to learn more! Click here!

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The Longer Version:

There is actually a longer version of this tongue twister that is a lot harder to say! If you find this too easy, give this one a try!!

Japanese: すもも桃、桃も桃、すももも桃も桃のうち

Rōmaji: sumomo mo momo, momo mo momo, sumomo mo momo mo momo no uchi.

English: Japanese plums are also peaches. Peaches are also peaches. Japanese plums and peaches are both in the peach family.

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The Manga: すもももももも

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There is a Japanese manga called “Sumomo mo Momo mo” which bases its title on the tongue twister.

Improve your Japanese reading skills and have fun! Read this manga in Japanese! Click here!!

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practice time

The only way to get good at tongue twisters is to practice saying them out loud many times! Watch the video a few times and try practicing saying this tongue twister on your own!

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Conclusion:

Next week we will learn another Japanese tongue twister! Until then, keep practicing this one so that you can say it fast!

Want more Japanese Tongue Twisters?

Pajama Tongue Twister

Raw Tongue Twister

Persimmon Tongue Twister

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