Spanish Word of the Day
Saturday, October 05, 2013
trabalenguas noun: tongue-twister
  • You probably know that lengua means tongue. The other word used to form trabalenguas is trabar, which is used to describe when someone gets tongue-tied:
    Se le traba la lengua muy fácilmente He gets tongue-tied very easily
  • There are many entertaining trabalenguas in Spanish. To practice your pronunciation, try saying this one as quickly and as clearly as you can:
    Se le traba la lengua muy fácilmente He gets tongue-tied very easily
    Pablito clavó un clavito en la calva de un calvito. En la calva de un calvito, un clavito clavó Pablito. Pablito nailed a little nail Into a little bald man’s bald patch Into a little bald man’s bald patch Pablito nailed a little nail
Phrase of the Day
To pretend to be deaf
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