Virelanges – French tongue twisters

French tongue twisters

The French language is beautiful but also very difficult. Below you have collection of best tongue twisters, or how French call them- virelanges. Enjoy!

Easy French tongue twisters for beginners

  • Je suis ce que je suis et si je suis ce que je suis, qu’est-ce que je suis? translated as: I am what I am and if I am what I am, what am I?
  • Un dragon gradé dégrade un gradé dragon.
    translated as: An officer dragon degrades a dragon ranked officer.
  • Trois petites truites cuites
    trois petites truites crues
    translated as: Three little trouts cooked, three little trouts raw
  • Marcel porc tua. Sel n’y mit, vers s’y mit, porc gâta.
    translated as: Marcel killed a pig. He didn’t salt it, worms got at it, the porc spoiled.

French tongue twistersHow about more challenging Virelanges?

  • Tu t’entêtes à tout tenter, tu t’uses et tu te tues à tant t’entêter.
    translated as: ou persist in trying everything, you wear and work yourself out to death with such persistance.
  • Une bien grosse grasse mère avec de biens beaux gros gras bras blancs.
    translated as: A quite big fat mamma with great nice big fat white arms.
  • C’est pas beau mais tentant de tenter de tâter, de téter les tétons de tata quand tonton n’est pas là.
    translated as:  What a shame to try to touch, to suck the tits of Aunty when Uncle is not there
  • Coco, le concasseur de cacao, courtisait Kiki la cocotte. Kiki la cocotte convoitait un caraco kaki à col de caracul; mais Coco, le concasseur de cacao, ne pouvait offrir à Kiki la cocotte qu’un caraco kaki sans col de caracul. Le jour où Coco, le concasseur de cacao, vit que Kiki la cocotte arborait un caraco kaki à col de caracul il comprit qu’il était cocu.
    translated as: Coco, the cocoa grinder, was courting Kiki the cocotte. Kiki the cocotte wanted a khaki jacket with a collar of karakul; but Coc, the cocoa grinder, could only offer Kiki a khaki jacket without a collar of karakul. The day when Coco, the cocoa grinder, saw Kiki the cocotte showing off a khaki jacket with a collar of karakul he realized that he had been cuckold.
  • La cavale aux Valaques avala l’eau du lac et l’eau du lac lava la cavale aux Valaques.
    translated as: The Valachian’s horse drank the lake’s water and the lake’s water washed the Valachian’s horse.
  • Sous cet arbre vos laitues naissent-elles? Si vos laitues naissent, vos navets naissent.
    translated as: Are your lettuces sprouting below this tree? If your lettuces are sprouting, your turnips will sprout.

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  • Trente trois très gros crapauds gris tigrés dans trente trois très gros trous très creux.
    translated to: Thirty three very large grey stripped toad in thirty three very large very cavernous holes.
  • Trois sorcières Suisses regardent trois montres Suisses “Swatch”.
    Quelle sorcière Suisse regarde quelle montre Suisse “Swatch”?
    translated to: Three Swiss witches watch three Swiss “Swatch” watches. Which Swiss witch watches which Swiss “Swatch” watch?

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