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spanish sound 'r' T.T

Spanish sound 'r' is so difficult for me. T.T I can not control my tongue. Is there any solution to pronounce 'r'?

3 years ago

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Relax man that sound is a so typical problem, in fact as maybe you know, there are a lot of words with "r" or "rr" sound, I'm a native Speaker of Spanish and when I was a little child I had that problem, in fact each child has that problem when is learning to speak. When I hear an American person speaking Spanish that sound isn't clear. Relax and take care, if you can't do it, here is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRvmJy_XTsI a good solution.

3 years ago

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Thanks for good video tip!! ^^~

3 years ago

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I think just practicing ;) Often we encounter difficult sounds in other languages, and for me the best solution is to read about how your tongue must be placed, stuff like that, and also a lot of practice. One sound that still annoys me is the Swedish "skj". Is your native language English? Based on your mother tongue, you could find some way of describing how the sound is done.

3 years ago

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Yes, practicing is the first solution.T.T My native language is korean. thanks, i will try to find some way based on my native language.

3 years ago

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Mostly, it's just harder for some people than others (because things are unfair like that), and the only thing to do is keep working on it.

That said, studying a good description of what exactly your mouth is doing to create an alveolar tap (single Spanish 'r', also common in many other languages) and an alveolar trill or roll (Spanish 'rr') does help some people. I suspect that if you google 'how do I alveolar' you might find some good explanations, with diagrams.

Again, that doesn't help anyone, but especially if intellectual/analytical learning is an important part of your learning, or if you're someone with a lot of awareness about your body, it might be a good supplement to practice.

At the very least, take comfort in the fact that it's very definitely not just you.

3 years ago

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alveolar trill or roll!! i didn't know such a word before oh... Thanks~!! i will google with that word. ^^

3 years ago

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Lee: Rápido ruedan las ruedas del ferrocarril...

;) saludos...

3 years ago