Tamil Tongue Twisters

Original: Pachai Kulanthai Vazhai pazhathirkaga vizhundhu vivizhundhu azhuthathu.
English: Small Baby Cried asking for Banana
Original: Kokku netta kokku, netta kokku itta mutta katta mutta.
English: Crane, is a tall crane. The egg hatched by the tall crane is hard.
Original: Odara nariyila oru nari kizha nari kizhanari mudugula oru pidi nira mayir.
English: A fox that is running, is an old fox; old fox's back has a tuft of grey hair.
Original: Paithiyackaara aaspathiriyilE paithiyangaLucku vaithiyam Paarckira vaithiyarucku paithiyam pidiththaal endha Paithiyackaara aaspathiriyil paithiyangaLucku vaithiyam Paarckira vaithiyar vandhu andha paithiyatthucku vaithiyam paarppaar?
English: If a doctor at a lunatic asylum goes lunatic, which doctor working at which lunatic asylum would come and treat the lunatic?
Original: Vazhai pazham vazhukki kizhavi oruthi vazhiyil nazhuvi vizhundhal.
English: Banana's made a grandma slip on the way.
Original: Kumbakonathil kurangugal kuchiyal kuthiyathal kurangugal kulathil kubirena kuthithu kumalmittana.
English: At Kumbakonam monkeys were pricked by stick so the monkeys jumped into the pond and rejoiced.
Original: Kizhatu kizhavan vyazhakizhamai vaazhai pazhathil vazhuki vizhunthan.
English: Old man slipped on a banana and fell on Thursday.
Original: Kadalorathil Alai uruluthu piraluthu thaththalikuthu talam poduthu
English: By the seaside the wave is rolling, turning over, struggling, making music.
Original: yaar thechaa sattai thaatha thecha sattai
English: Who stitched the shirt. Grandfather stitched the shirt.
Original: Blue lorry uruluthu piraluthu.
English: Blue lorry is tumbling down.
Original: kaka kakaka nu kathranala kaka nu peru vandatha? kaka nu peru vandanala kaka kakaka nu kathutha?
English: Did Kaka [Tamil for crow] get its name as "Kaka" because it cries kaka? or does it cry kaka because it has the name Kaka?
Original: Kuzhai-kuzhaiyai Vaazhaip-palam, Mazhaiyil Azhukhi Kuzhu-kuzhuthhu Keezhay Vizhundhathu.
English: Many bunches of ripened banana rot in the rain and fall to the ground.
Original: Thottamaam Thottam, Pappaali Thottam. Paduthha Paayai Suruttikondu Eduthhaandi Ottam.
English: In a huge papaya plantation, a fella rolled up his sleeping mat and took off running.
Original: Kundooril kudiyirukkum Kuppusamiyin Kumaran Kuppan, Kulathhil Kulithhuk-kondirukkum Kuthirayin Kundiyai Kuchhiyaal Kuthhinaan. Kuthirai Kuthiyo Kuthiyendru Kuthithathu.
English: Kumaran, the son of Kuppusamy who lives in Kundur, poked the backside of a horse that was bathing in a pool. The horse could not stop jumping.
Original: AVAL AVILANDHAL IVAL AVILALAPPAL IVAL AVILANDHAL AVAL AVILALAPPAL AVALUM IVULUM AVIL ALAKKAVITTAL EVAL AVILALPPAL
English: If that lady measures the rice flakes, this lady will measure rice flakes. If this lady measures rice flakes, that lady will measure rice flakes. If that lady and this lady do not measure rice flakes, which lady will measure rice flakes?