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Portuguese Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Pronunciation Skills

Portuguese tongue twisters are a great way to work on your tongue’s muscle memory and improve your pronunciation skills. Put another way, tongue twisters help you overcome those thorny sounds and sound transitions that you might be struggling with. 

For the record, tongue twisters in Portuguese are called trava-línguas in case you wonder. Let’s get started.

The symbols enclosed in forwarding slashes are IPA symbols (International Phonetic Alphabet) representing language sounds. Learn more about the IPA symbols that apply to Portuguese in Specific:  European Portuguese Pronunciation – Complete Guide to Portuguese Phonology and Spelling-Sound Patterns.

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/R/, /r/ (guttural and tap r-sounds)

1. O rato roeu a rolha da garrafa do rei da Rússia.

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2. A aranha arranha a rã, a rã arranha a aranha. Nem a aranha arranha a rã, nem a rã arranha a aranha.

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3. Larga a larva, lagartixa. Lagartixa, larga a larva.

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