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Korean Tongue Twisters to Improve Pronunciation


안녕 koreanstudyjunkie입니다! Tongue twisters are a great way to practice your pronounciation & also a fun way to test your korean reading skills. I have compiled a few short but sweet ones.



Tongue Twister #1

서울특별시 특허허가과 허가과장 허과장


Full Meaning:

Seoul Metropolitan City’s Patent Granting Section Permission Section Chief, Chief Heo


Romanization:

seo-ul-teuk-byeol-si teu-keo-heo-ga-gwa heo-ga-gwa-jang heo-gwa-jang



Quick Breakdown:

서울특별시

Seoul Metropolitan City


특허허가과

Patent Authorization Department


허가과장

Permission Section Chief


허과장

Chief Heo


Vocabulary Words:

잰말놀이 Tongue Twister

서울 Seoul

특별시 Metropolitan City

특허 Patent (on/for)

허가 Permission

과 And

과장 Section Chief


 

Tongue Twister #2

만점 만점에 만점을 맞으면 만점을 맞았으니 만점을 맞은 것이다


Rough Translation:

If I get a perfect score, Since I got a perfect score, I got a perfect score.



Let's try to break it down a little:

만점을 맞으면

If I get a perfect score


만점을 맞았으니(까)

Since/Because I got a perfect score


만점을 맞은 거예요

I got a perfect score


 

Tongue Twister #3

정희수가 희희낙락하게 희끄무리한 흰머리를 뽑으며


English Translation:

Jung Hee-soo pulled out white hair.


The Breakdown:

희희낙락하다 - (be) very glad[happy], be delighted

희끄무리하다 - be whitish

흰머리 - white hair

뽑다 - to pull, pluck

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