Dutch tongue twisters (tongbrekers)

Lientje leerde Lotje lopen langs de lange Lindenlaan. Toen Lotje niet wou lopen, liet Lientje Lotje lekker staan.
Lientje taught Lotje to walk along the Long Lime-tree Lane, when Lotje didn't want to walk, Lientje left Lotje standing there.

Onder de roomse kerk met drie droge doeken.
Below the Roman Catholic Church with three dry tea-cloths.

De koetsier poetst de postkoets.
The coachman cleans the coach.

De kat krabt de krullen van de trap.
The cat crabs the curls off the stairs.

Frans zegt tegen Frans in het Frans 'is Frans in het Frans Frans?' 'Nee,' zegt Frans tegen Frans in het Frans, 'Frans is in het Frans is Français'.
Frans says to Frans in French 'is Frans in French Frans?' 'No,' says Frans to Frans in French, 'French in French is Français!'.

Als vliegen achter vliegen vliegen, vliegen vliegen vliegensvlug.
If flies fly behind flies, flies will fly like lightning.

Als een potvis in een pispot pist, heb je een pispot vol met potvispis.
If a sperm-whale pees into a piss-pot, you'll have a piss-pot full of sperm-whale piss.

Als achter vliegen vliegen vliegen, vliegen vliegen vliegensvlug.
If flies fly behind flies, flies fly rapidly.

Zeven Zaventemse zotten zwommen zeven zonnige zondagen zonder zwarte zwembroek. Zuster Zulma zaliger zei; "Ze zijn zij zeker zot ! Ze zullen zinken!"
Seven madmen from Zaventem swam seven sunny sundays without black swimmingsuit. Late sister Zulma (a name) said; "They must be mad! They will sink!"

De meid snijdt recht, de knecht snijdt scheef.
The maid cuts straight, the servant cuts crooked.

Toen hij de heide heide, heide hij de heide plat.
When he drove the heather, he drove the heather flat.

Achtentachtig prachtige Oegstgeestse grachten.
Eighy-eight marvellous canals in Oegstgeest.

Effe op 't Rijswijkseplein vijfenvijftig ijzeren schijthuispijpleidingen halen.
Just fetch fifty-five iron outhouse drainpipes from the Rijswijkseplein.

Ik mix whisky met een whiskymixer.
I mix whisky with a whisky mixer.

Moeder snijdt zeven scheve sneetjes brood.
Mother is cutting seven slices of bread in a slanting/crooked way.

De knecht van de kapper knipt knapper dan de kapper knippen kan.
The hairdresser's assistant cuts better than the hairdresser can cut.

De koetsier poetst de postkoets.
The coachman polishes the postal coach.

De koetsier poetst de postkoets met postpoets.
The coachman polishes the postal coach with postal polish.

De postkoetsier poetst de postkoets met postkoetspoets op een postkoetspoetsdoek.
The coachman polishes the postal coach with postal coach polish on a postal coach polishing cloth.


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