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French r!

Are you good at pronouncing French "r" ?

If you think so, try these 3:

  1. Les trois ours montèrent les escaliers en courant pour vérifier leur chambre.

  2. Le ver vert va vers le verre vert.

  3. Un généreux déjeuner regénérait des généraux dégénérés.

eNJOY!

January 23, 2015

18 Comments


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

It is like me having a ball of hair in my throat when practicing, at home my family is very worried... but then I tell them I am practicing these phrases and then they relax :)

January 23, 2015

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

Ha! Interesting~ your family might have wondered if there were something jammed in your throat :D

January 24, 2015

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

Exactly, we all laughed a lot!

January 24, 2015

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

The third one is such a tongue twister! :D

January 23, 2015

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

Yes lol :)

January 24, 2015

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

I'm french and as in french it's difficult to pronunce xD

January 23, 2015

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

xD really? ha!!

January 24, 2015

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

The last one isn't hard because of the "r"s its because of all the accents of the "e"s.

January 23, 2015

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

Tongue twisters! Is there an expression (anyone) for this in French?

January 24, 2015

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

Wow, fun stuff! I think (!?) I'm doing it OK.. Do you know if there are any recordings of these somewhere? I could do with hearing someone say them!

January 25, 2015

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

Number 2 just looks---- I'm not even trying them aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!

January 23, 2015

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

Don't give up haha!!

January 24, 2015

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    No, I don't even pretend to be good at French r's, even though I don't find those sentences too terribly hard. If I think about what I'm doing, it's not hard but otherwise I'm awful. I can do the three r's in Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig has the liquids!) but I don't think I'll ever master French r's. Singing in French and listening to French singers has helped me a lot with the French r, but French people keep telling me that it's not a big deal, so no worries.

    January 23, 2015

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

    Go for it~ it's not difficult :) the thing that bothered me is the spanish r, but now it's getting better~

    January 24, 2015

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

    The trick to french 'r' is that it's pretty similar to the 'ch' in loch, only a little softer. It's easy to learn once you know that if you know scots.

    January 23, 2015

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

    My French r's get too rough being a Farsi speaker ):

    January 24, 2015

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

    I've read that in Africa, many people who speak French as a second language trill their 'r's instead.

    January 25, 2015

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

    I never could roll my Rs and only learned by starting Russian, so I tend to trill them! Doesn't sound very French, oh well?

    January 26, 2015
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