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Help on Rolling "r's" (esto es importante)

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Hola! (again). I'm sorry to be posting so frequently but I am having major trouble with the devious subject of ROLLING MY R'S. I can't do it. Even with simple words such as perro or arroz I cannot. I've read on methods that can help but that isn't helping me at all. I know that rolling your r's is an important part of learning to become fluent in Spanish, and I would therefore greatly appreciate some help on this difficult subject!

Thank you very much!

4 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Raynwl
Raynwl
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I'm a native sapnish and you only have to put your tongue in your teeth and say rr, paractice and practice. any tip for pronounce the english T? or the english R may be?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turkeysock
turkeysock
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Basically like R, but "T" is like putting your tongue close to your teeth on the roof of your mouth, and simply breathing out and you let your tongue grip off of the roof of your mouth very quickly. Practice, practice, practice. I have no tips on "R", though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turkeysock
turkeysock
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With the fact that I can roll my r's, it's just that I cannot do it on the one "r" in a word. I do it on both r's, it slurs the word, and drops my pitch, which is extremely frustrating when I speak to my Spanish speaking amigos.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaleFavier
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My advice -- seriously -- is give up for a while. Pronounce it exactly the same as you do a single 'r', keep talking with your amigos, and wait for it to come visit you. A single 'r' is close enough, everyone will understand you, and native speakers actually pronounce it that way sometimes too. Eventually the phonology fairy will show up with her wand and grant you the full rolled double 'rr', but don't get hung up on it. If you pronounce "pero" and "perro" both as "pedo" everybody will still understand you. Think of foreigners who can't say a "th" in English to save their souls: you still understand them. They say, "Dank you," and you say "you're welcome." It's not a problem.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/turkeysock
turkeysock
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Great tip. Thanks for reassuring me!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raynwl
Raynwl
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my advice is not give up and see more viedos in spanish to pick up the pronunciation (I'm a spanish speaker and I see a lot of videos in english like smosh or pewdiepie and a lot of videos in french like cyprien, norman or squeezie)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexPolyglot
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lol, for me its too hard too. my r is closer to french one XD . try listening more to spanish movies!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EriktheSwede

I've NAILED the rr sound, I always put my tounge on the left side of my mouth and do ughrrrrrrrr. then arroz. It's super hard, but practice.

4 years ago