Japanese Word Entry

舌がもつれる
Kana:したがもつれる
Romaji:shitagamotsureru
Definition: to speak unclearly, to speak inarticulately, to pronounce poorly, to slur one's words, to lisp
Alternative form: 舌が縺れる

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Chinese characters used in this word

tongue, reed, clapper, clapper of bell, KangXi radical 135
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄜˊ (shé), ㄍㄨㄚ (guā)
Cantonese: sit3, sit6
Japanese: ゼツ (zetsu)、 セツ (setsu) / した (shita)
Korean: 설 (seol)
Vietnamese: thiệt

tangle, knot, fasten, fetter, to tangle, kink, get twisted, to get complicated
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧㄢˊ (lián)
Japanese: レン (ren) / もつ.れる (motsureru)、 もつれ (motsure)
Korean: 련 (ryeon)
Vietnamese: len, nếm