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Pronouncing r

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How do you pronounce the "r" in Brot? I find myself unable to pronounce voiced uvular fricatives. Any advice and tips on how to pronounce it would be very appreciated!

July 4, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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It's basically the same sound you produce when gargling. Just try gargling without water. ;) http://www.pauljoycegerman.co.uk/pronounce/consonr.html

July 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/christian
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@farukofaruko: Sorry, but that's just wrong. The English "w" is a completely different sound. It doesn't even exist in German.

July 5, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/vivace160

This site might help you improve your pronunciation. I too struggled with the R when I first started, but this site, which gives you an animation of a cross-section of a mouth so you can see how to pronounce the various sounds, really helped. http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/

July 5, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/pkmurthy

Christian, thank you for the link. Its of great help. :)

July 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/farukofaruko

I was mistaken in terms of the sound, but that was the trick that I used to approximate it until able to make the proper sound.

July 6, 2012
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