Tongue Twister (绕口令) : 妞妞赶牛

  • 绕口令( rào kǒu lìng ), tongue twister / poem, is useful for you to practice Chinese pronunciation correctly.
  • Today, we are going to try another short 绕口令 for tones (声调).
  • We have learnt about tones before, and here is the link.
  • Same as the previous tongue twister – 妈妈骑马 (here), this tongue twister has only 3 short sentenses:
niū niu gǎn niú
A little girl is herding the cows.
niú nìng
One of the cows is stubborn.
niū niu niǔ niú
So she pinches it.
  • Here is the complete poem. Practice with the correct tones until you can read it with no mistakes.
    妞 妞 赶 牛 ,
    牛 拧 ,
    妞 妞 扭 牛 。

  • Complete voice:
  • For vocabulary:
    妞妞 [Spoken] A little girl.
    herd
    cow link
    stuborn
    pinch; twist
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