Retro Game: Tongue Twister with a Twist

Ever played tongue twister with your team? It is fairly doable when you recite a tongue twister in English or in your native tongue.

Let’s add more twists to it. How would you recite a tongue twister in a foreign language? This is both entertaining and challenging to run for diverse teams from different nationalities.

I facilitated this game with a team from the EU (mainly French-speaking regions) and from PH (Tagalog speakers). The first round of tongue twisters is in English. When a person gets the phrase correctly, she gets a chance to a recite a tongue twister in a foreign language.

Say if a member from PH recites the tongue twister below correctly,

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

she would have a chance to get an extra point to recite a tongue twister in FRENCH

Si ton tonton tond ton tonton, ton tonton sera tondu

Translation: If(Si) your(ton) uncle(tonton) mows(tond) your(ton) uncle(tonton), your(ton) uncle(tonton) will be(sera) mowed(tondu).

If an EU member recites an English tongue twister correctly, he recite a tagalog tongue twister to get an extra point

Pitongput pitong puting pating

Translation: Pitongput (seventy) pitong (seven) puting (white) pating (sharks)

To help the participant recite the tongue twister correctly, a native speaker can recite the phrase, or you can use google translate listen button:

Google Translate listen button

Have fun!


Published by agilepinoy

We are Agile Pinoy. We believe that Filipinos can build globally competitive Products, one team at a time.

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