Chinese language vocabulary 汉语词汇 绕口令(ràokǒulìng)tongue twister

绕口令(ràokǒulìng)tongue twister

 

释义
“绕口令”是一种语言游戏。它是用拼音和声调容易混同的字或词编成的句子,要求很快读完,不能停顿。口齿不清的人很容易读错。例如“扁担长,板凳宽,板凳没有扁担长,扁担没有板凳宽。扁担要绑在板凳上,板凳偏不让扁担绑在板凳上”。
Meaning
“绕口令(ràokǒulìng)” is a kind of language game. It is composed by the words or phrases that have the similar pronunciations or tones. “绕口令(ràokǒulìng)” is supposed to be read fairly quickly without any pause in between and thus people who speak lispingly tend to pronounce it wrongly. Here is a Chinese tongue twister serving as an example, “扁担长,板凳宽,板凳没有扁担长,扁担没有板凳宽。扁担要绑在板凳上,板凳偏不让扁担绑在板凳上(biǎndàn cháng,bǎndèng kuān,bǎndèng méiyǒu biǎndàn cháng,biǎndàn méiyǒu bǎndèng kuān. Biǎndàn yào bǎng zài bǎndèng shàng,bǎndèng piān bú rang biǎndàn bǎng zài bǎndèng shàng).

 

例句
Sentences
1、Duì wàiguó liúxuéshēng láishuō, zhè duàn ràokǒulìng tài nán le.
对外国留学生来说,这段绕口令太难了。
This tongue twister is too difficult for foreign students.

2、Wèi le shàng tái yǎnchū ,tā huā le hěn cháng shíjiān liànxí ràokǒulìng.
为了上台演出,他花了很长时间练习绕口令。
For the show, he spent a lot of time practicing tongue twisters.

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