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Amigoo October 17, 2017 10:20 AM

Pronunciation of Spanish R sound
Hola, amigos. Im Spanish learner from Russia. I have been recorded pronunciation of these words: caro,carro; pero, perro
I focus on R sound. Please listen my record and tell me, is my pronunciation of soft and hard R correct? Its very important for me

Rusty October 17, 2017 11:43 AM


Originally Posted by Amigoo (Post 171191)
Hola, amigos. Im a Spanish learner from Russia. I have been recorded pronunciations of these words: caro, carro; pero, perro
I'm focusing on the R sound. Please listen to my recording and tell me if my pronunciation of the soft (clipped) and the hard (trilled/rolled) R is correct. It's very important for me.

Welcome to the forums!
Your pronunciation of both consonants is good.

Amigoo October 17, 2017 11:46 AM

Thank you. But Im watching videos on youtube and native spanish speakers pronounce soft R differently. But it doesnt matter, can spanish speaker understand me?

Rusty October 17, 2017 11:48 AM

A single 'r' between vowels is clipped. It is rolled, otherwise.
A Spanish speaker will understand you just fine, provided you roll the 'r' when it isn't between vowels and that you always roll the 'rr'.

Amigoo October 17, 2017 11:55 AM

Thank you very much. Weve got in Russian language a similar R, but it is pronounced longer than clipped R and shorter than Rr

Rusty October 17, 2017 12:00 PM

The soft 'r' in Russian isn't like the clipped 'r' of Spanish, but you correctly pronounced the clipped 'r' in your recording. Use the Russian soft 'r' sound when saying words like 'tres', 'verde' and 'hablar'.

Amigoo October 17, 2017 12:02 PM

I will record in 5 minutes. Can you check please?

Amigoo October 17, 2017 12:09 PM
here it is

Rusty October 17, 2017 12:11 PM

Very good.

Amigoo October 17, 2017 12:14 PM

Is it English θ sound in the word verde or ? I sad , but Im not sure

Rusty October 17, 2017 12:17 PM


The only thing I noticed was that you didn't use the same vowel sound in both syllables. The unstressed 'e' sounds the same as the stressed 'e' in Spanish (unlike Russian).

Amigoo October 17, 2017 01:09 PM

gracias for all. Im focusing this time on R sound. I will practice another sounds later.

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