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Chinese (Mandarin) Advanced Lesson 1--Chinese Tongue Twister- 四是四 十是十

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Published on Feb 8, 2013

Hi guys, why not give this tongue twister a go?- challenge yourself, challenge friends & family and improve pronounciation the fun way!

Hi everyone, thanks for listening to my channel
大家好,欢迎收听我的Chinese (Mandarin) Channel.
Dàjiā hǎo, huānyíng shōutīng wǒ de Chinese (Mandarin) Channel.

So today, let's learn a tongue twister!
今天呢,我们来学一段绕口令吧!
Jīntiān ne, wǒmen lái xué yīduàn ràokǒulìng ba!

This tongue twister is about four and ten.
这段绕口令是和四和十有关系.
Zhè duàn ràokǒulìng shì hé sì hé shí yǒu guānxì.

Four is four ten is ten
四是四 十是十
Sì shì sì shí shì shí

Fourteen is fourteen forty is forty
十四是十四 四十是四十。
shísì shì shísì sìshí shì sìshí.

Don't say 'shísì (14)' like '(shíshì truth)'
不要把十四说成是 '实事'
Bùyào bǎ shísì shuō chéng shì 'shíshì'

And don't say 'sìshí (40)' like 'xì xí''
也不要把四十说成是'细席'。
yě bùyào bǎ sìshí shuō chéng shì'xì xí'.

If you want to say 'sì (4)' right touch your teeth with your tongue
要想说对四 舌头碰牙齿。
Yào xiǎng shuō duì sì shétou pèng yáchǐ.

If you want to say 'shí (10)' don't straighten your tongue
要想说对十 舌头别伸直。
Yào xiǎng shuō duì shí shétou bié shēn zhí.

If you want to say 'sì hé shí (4 and 10)' right practice lots of 'shí hé sì (10 and 4)'
要想练对四和十 多多练习十和四。
Yào xiǎng liàn duì sì hé shí duō duō liànxí shí hé sì.

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