To learn a new language, it is important to exercise your oral muscles.
You can only speak a foreign language fluently if you allow your oral muscles to develop muscle memory.
Today let’s practice an oral exercise, specifically, tongue twisters.
Literally: Without going outdoors, a scholar knows everything that has happened all over the world.
In ancient China, it was believed that a scholar could know what happened in the world by the knowledge in books.
Today we have Internet, so everyone is a scholar.
秀才 scholar; bachelor; intellectual
事：matter; affair; thing
The large flower-patterned bowl covered a big, spotted live, toad.
Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
Literally: One monk carries two buckets of water with a shoulder yoke; two monks carry one bucket of water together; and three monks have no water to drink.
吃 to eat, drink
挑 to carry something with a shoulder yoke
抬 to carry something together