Try saying this fast…Scioglilingua


Try saying this fast…Scioglilingua

Did you know that the longest word in the Italian language is generally said to be ‘precipitevolissimevolmente‘ meaning ‘very quickly’?

Or this one – which is a ‘quattrocentocinquantaquattromilacinquecentoquarantaquattresimo’ – that’s the written form of ‘454,544th’.

All these difficult to say words in Italian are called Scioglilingua, Tongue twisters, litterally Sciogli = untie &  Lingua= tongue

I 10 scioglilingua italiani più famosi

Scioglilingua italiani

Try saying : scio-gli-lin-gua. (En)tongue twister  – (FR) Phrases, mots difficiles à prononcer

Here are some of the most famous, try them for fun! They don’t make any sense, just try to say it quickly:

Gli scioglilingua – Spunti: Italiano elementare 1

1- Trentatrè (33) Trentini entrarono a Trento  tutti e trentatré trotterellando (33 citizens from Trento entered the city all of them trotting)

2. Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa ( on top of the bench the goat lives, under the bench she is dead)

3. Li vuoi questi kiwi? ( do you want these kiwis)?

4.Tre tigri contro tre tigri ( 3 tigers vs 3 tigers)


Have fun! Buon divertimento! ( Adapted from Uncommonitaly )




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