d tongue twisters

31 Delightful D tongue twisters

D tongue twisters

Here are some interesting letter D tongue twisters that you can use for pronunciation practice and general English speaking fun. They are mostly short sentences that are rather silly and challenging to say. This is especially true if you try to repeat them several times over as quickly as possible!

They are great for ESL learners who are having problems with the D sound. These tongue twisters also make for an entertaining warmer or cooler in any English speaking classroom.


The tongue twisters with D are –


1 – Double bubble gum bubbles double.


2 – How much dough would Bob Dole dole if Bob Dole could dole dough? Bob Dole would dole as much dough as Bob Dole could dole if Bob Dole could dole dough.


3 – The dude dropped in at the Dewdrop Inn.


4 – Are dwarfs driven directly or do dwarfs drive directly?


5 – Darn dawn dog gone!


6 – Giddy kiddy goat, Giddy kiddy goat, Giddy, giddy, giddy, giddy, giddy, kiddy goat.


7 – When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?


8 – Doctors diagnosed David and deemed he dreamed drunkenly.


9 – Andaman dorsal dolphins desire damaged driftwood.


10 – Did Doug dig Dirk’s garden or did Dirk dig Doug’s garden?


11 – Drunk drugged ducks, Drunk drugged ducks, Drunk drugged ducks.


12 – David Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.


13 – Dripping dock drains drizzle directly.


14 – Deer, deer, oh dear, oh dear, your career as a deer is over here.


15 – Would a dragoon of dugongs defeat a dozen dragons?


16 – This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.


17 – Dirty desert dogs dancing dizzily.


18 – Donny drew dog doodles to decorate dull drapes.


19 – Darla’s dollars, Darla’s dollars, Darla’s dollars.


20 – Deep-diving ducks don’t drown.


21 – How much dew does a dewdrop drop if dewdrops do drop dew? They do drop, they do as do dewdrops drop if dewdrops do drop dew.


22 – Doing the dishes at Reed Wade Road.



23 – A daily dentist diary doesn’t describe dental danger.


24 – A dozen dim ding-dongs.


25 – Dust is a disk’s worst enemy.


26 – A Dublin double-decker. A Dublin double-decker.A Dublin double-decker.


27 – Danish delivery drivers don’t drink Dominican dairy.


28 – Denise sees the fleece and Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.


29 – Denise dried her dress at dusk but the dust at dusk dries dirty.


30 – Did Dodos die deliberately?


31 – A downhearted Dutch dandy decided to do what a daring dinner diner would do.

Related activities

If you are looking for some more activities to practice the letter D sound, check out the TH and D minimal pairs and the G and D minimal pairs pages.

There you will find word lists, flashcards, and more silly sentences.

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