Spanish word of the day: ‘Trabalenguas’

Spanish word of the day: 'Trabalenguas'
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Today's Spanish Word of the Day is a veritable tongue-twister for many language learners. Do you know what it means?

Trabalenguas is a compound word that means trabar (get tangled up) and lengua (tongue). The English translation is tongue-twister and here are some examples:

–        Hoy en la clase de español nos enseñaron un trabalenguas.

Today in Spanish class they taught us a tongue twister.


–        A ver si eres capaz de pronunciar este trabalenguas sin equivocarte.

Let's see if you can say this tongue-twister without being wrong.


Below you will find some Spanish trabalenguas:

–        Cuando yo digo Diego, digo digo, y cuando digo digo, digo Diego.

When I say Diego, I say I say, and when I say I say, I say Diego.


–        CuandoTres tristes tigres, tragaban trigo en un trigal.

Three sad tigers, they swallowed wheat in a wheat field


–        Pablito clavó un clavito. ¿Qué clavito clavó Pablito?

Pablito nailed a nail. What little nail did Pablito nail?

Pronunciation: trah-bah-lehng-gwahs

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