Thai tongue twister

Sawatdee ka,

I think you might like to have some fun with Thai language with your Thai friends, so my younger brother and I made this video clip. Try to do it very slowly first, get fimiliar with the words, tones, vowels an then add the speed, make it quicker then make it really really fast!


My tip: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes;)


1.  ระนอง ระยอง ยะลา 

Rá-nong  Rá-yong Yá-laa

They are names of three provinces in Thailand.


2. หมู หมึก กุ้ง

     mŭu mùek gûng

pork, squid, shrimp


3. หุง อุ่น ตุ๋น ต้ม นึ่ง

hŭng ùn dtŭn dtôm nûeng

to cook rice, to heat up , to stew, to boil , to steam

ํYou can also make it more fun by switching to say it backward  :

นึ่ง ต้ม ตุ๋น อุ่น หุง  nûeng ùn dtŭn dtôm hŭng (to steam, to warm , to stew, to boil, to cook rice)


4.  ในถ้ำ มีผี มีหมี มีหีบ

nai tâm, mii mĭi, mii pĭi, mii hìip

In the cave, there is a bear, there is a ghost, there is a trunk.


I hope you enjoyed this lesson. Let me know in the comments below if you like to learn more of Thai tongue twister:)



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3 Responses to Thai tongue twister

  1. Christian 07/04/2013 at 03:09 #

    yery difficult but now two in German;)
    Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische; frische Fische fischt Fischers Fritz and
    in Ulm um Ulm und rundum Ulm herum!

  2. Rene 17/03/2013 at 22:24 #

    Hi, this is great, maybe you can add the “Chao fad pad…” tongue twister too 🙂

  3. GEOFFE 15/06/2012 at 17:23 #

    Hi Mod, I used to teach English in Thailand with English tongue twisters. Try these:-

    Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry (repeat quickly)

    Around the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.

    I’m not a pheasant plucker I’m the pheasant pluckers son I’m sitting plucking pheasants till the pheasant plucker comes. (difficult to say without swearing)

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