Tongue twisters! / Virelangues!

Bonjour à tous!

Here are some tongue twisters :tongue: or virelangues :fr: to exercise your pronunciation:

Un chasseur sachant chasser sans son chien est un bon chasseur
A hunter who knows how to hunt hunts without his dog.

*(This one was actually brought by the user @sofialcrz in the comments of the post: 10 difficult words to pronounce which was in fact what gave me the idea to do this post, thank you Sofi!)

As-tu vu le vert ver allant vers le verre en verre vert ?
Did you see the green worm going towards the green glass glass?

Je suis ce que je suis, et si je suis ce que je suis, qu’est-ce que je suis ?
I am what I am, and if I am what I am, what am I?

Si mon tonton tond ton tonton, ton tonton sera tondu.
If my uncle shaves your uncle, your uncle will be shaven.

Les chaussettes de l’archiduchesse sont-elles sèches ? Archi-sèches ?
Are the duchess’s socks dry? Really dry?

Ces cerises sont si sûres qu’on ne sait pas si c’en sont.
These cherries are so sour we’re not sure if they are cherries.

Cinq gros rats grillent dans la grosse graisse grasse.
Five fat rats grill in the big, fatty fat.

Ces six saucissons-secs-ci sont si secs qu’on ne sait si s’en sont.
These six dried sausages are so dry that we don’t know if they are.

Trois tortues trottaient sur un trottoir très étroit.
Three toirtoises trotted on a narrow pavement

Le poivre fait fièvre à la pauvre pieuvre.
Pepper gives the poor octopus a fever.

Do you know any others in French? And what about in other languages?

Here’s un “trabalenguas” in Spanish as a bonus! :es:

Compré pocas copas, pocas copas compré y como compré pocas copas, pocas copas pagué
I bought few drinks, few drinks I bought and since I bought few drinks, few drinks I paid

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