https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GermanPrincess7

I want to know if you have to roll your r's in french!

bonjour all! i just started french and i was wondering if you have to roll your r's in french...i am always having a hard time saying words with r's and all! Merci if you help me :)

February 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kamakazicatg7

also in different parts of france they have different accents kind of like English in that way. but for traditional French NEVER roll your r's

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kamakazicatg7

NEVER ROLL YOUR Rs IN FRENCH UNLESS YOU ARE SINGING!!! then its ok.

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patrickluder

le roulement des rrr dépend simplement des régions ... de même que la prononciation anglaise n'est pas la même à Londre qu'à Sydney

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GermanPrincess7

thnx! that helped me understand

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kamakazicatg7

and yes the rs in French like in catre are in the bottom of your throat making a kind of gutral sound

February 13, 2017

[deactivated user]

    You have to roll your Rs in Spanish and Italian. I have also heard the rare French speaker rolling Rs. But in practice, they have a more guttural R, almost like when you try to clear your throat.

    February 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NtateNarin

    That's what's nice about French. No rolling r's! Although I had a French teacher who lived in the south of France who could do a combined French and rolled r! It was a unique sound as it had that gargling r sound with the rolling r sound.

    February 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Psychokrishna

    there are few videos on youtube, you can check it out. Good luck

    February 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KasandraLa6

    It also depends on what your saying. Mostly not and if you do it is very subtle. Some roll the r a little in my name and when saying things like "drap" but I wouldn't worry about rolling r's, people will understand you just fine if you don't roll them.

    February 18, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Uh, no, people will know right away you are English and switch to English. I thought I spoke flawless French until I was corrected today, and I have been speaking French for 40 years

      May 9, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niklaus312660

      really depends what french your speaking in france french you dont but say moroccan french you do

      December 9, 2018
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