Today’s tongue twister (trabalenguas) is en español…porque me lo enseñó mi madre. My mom had a beautiful voice and perfect pitch, but she rolled her rr’s in the back of her throat like a Frenchman. If you’ve ever listened to Karl Zéro’s El Bodeguero, you’ve heard something similar to my mom’s rr’s.
When my mother was growing up, her teachers tried to help her learn the Spanish rr by having her recite this classic Spanish tongue twister. Enjoy!
Erre con erre cigarro,
erre con erre barril.
Rápido corren los carros
en la línea del ferrocarril