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Tongue twister

Something to pass time today, as it is raining and cold, 06/04.

As in most languages, Greek has plenty of tongue twisters. Children learn them from an early age.

Have a try, to help loosen your tongue into pronunciation.

We’ll start with an easy one –

Άσπρη πέτρα ξέξασπρη κι απ’ τον ήλιο ξεξασπρότερη. Which translated says: White stone, whiter than white, and from the sun whiter.

Your turn: Aspree petra kseksaspree, ki(ck) ap ton eelio kseksasproteree.


About Angela Spinou-Smith

Angela Spinou (nee Smith) is a retired mother of four. She learnt Greek the hard way, her first word being odontoglifida – toothpick. Angela shares forty years of Greek/Greece/Zakynthos knowledge. Angela became a member of the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer Admin team in 2014

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