Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Teaching & Learning > Teaching and Learning Techniques


Rolling the 'r's

 

Teaching methodology, learning techniques, linguistics-- any of the various aspect of learning or teaching a foreign language.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 09, 2012, 08:19 AM
canne canne is offline
Opal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
canne is on a distinguished road
Rolling the 'r's

Does anyone know of and good online videos for learning how to roll your 'r's?? I can't and it is really frustrating...
Thanks from Casey.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old October 09, 2012, 08:23 AM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is offline
Obsidiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,171
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
I don't know about videos, but you can find some tips here.
__________________
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 09, 2012, 12:03 PM
Candace Candace is offline
Opal
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7
Native Language: English.
Candace is on a distinguished road
rolling the r's

It's a matter of practice. Try this. It's from a child's song which you can look up on the internet. Roll all the r's except for the ones in "porque" and "cortado." If you do this about 10 times a day you should be proficient within a week. It worked for me.

El perro de San Roque no tiene rabo
porque Ramón Ramírez se lo ha cortado.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old October 10, 2012, 10:37 PM
canne canne is offline
Opal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
canne is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar View Post
I don't know about videos, but you can find some tips here.
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Candace View Post
It's a matter of practice. Try this. It's from a child's song which you can look up on the internet. Roll all the r's except for the ones in "porque" and "cortado." If you do this about 10 times a day you should be proficient within a week. It worked for me.

El perro de San Roque no tiene rabo
porque Ramón Ramírez se lo ha cortado.

Good luck!
Thank you, I will give it a try!

Last edited by AngelicaDeAlquezar; October 11, 2012 at 06:28 AM. Reason: Merged back-to-back posts
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 29, 2012, 02:36 PM
Villa's Avatar
Villa Villa is offline
Emerald
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Corona, California
Posts: 879
Native Language: inglés y español).
Villa is on a distinguished road
One little trick for rolling the single Spanish r for the much used Spanish
word "mira" (look) is to use the English letter "d" in place of the Spanish
"r." Mida. ME-dah Does this make sense?

Practice these phrases for learning to roll your Spanish R's:


Erre con erre guitarra
Erre con erre barril
mira que rápido corren los carros
cargados de azúcar
del ferrocarril.



[*]Spanish Language Basics : How to Roll Rs When Speaking Spanish ...

Last edited by Rusty; November 03, 2012 at 05:46 PM. Reason: removed superfluous information
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 29, 2012, 03:32 PM
JPablo's Avatar
JPablo JPablo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,547
Native Language: Spanish (Castilian, peninsular)
JPablo is on a distinguished road
You can also find the version with the lyrics of this song, and then practice singing it...


(If this is too difficult, don't despair... continue with "erre con erre guitarra")
__________________
Lo propio de la verdad es que se basta a sí misma, aquel que la posee no intenta convencer a nadie.
"An enemy is somebody who flatters you. A friend is somebody who criticizes the living daylights out of you."
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 29, 2012, 03:40 PM
Villa's Avatar
Villa Villa is offline
Emerald
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Corona, California
Posts: 879
Native Language: inglés y español).
Villa is on a distinguished road
Spanish lessons. The "R" sound "how to roll your Rr's"



Last edited by Rusty; November 03, 2012 at 05:50 PM. Reason: removed superfluous data
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 29, 2012, 04:20 PM
JPablo's Avatar
JPablo JPablo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,547
Native Language: Spanish (Castilian, peninsular)
JPablo is on a distinguished road
Well, and when you get it down and need a "post-graduate" study... you can learn this one,
__________________
Lo propio de la verdad es que se basta a sí misma, aquel que la posee no intenta convencer a nadie.
"An enemy is somebody who flatters you. A friend is somebody who criticizes the living daylights out of you."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 29, 2012, 04:48 PM
pjt33's Avatar
pjt33 pjt33 is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valencia, España
Posts: 2,564
Native Language: Inglés (en-gb)
pjt33 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by JPablo View Post
You can also find the version with the lyrics of this song, and then practice singing it...
In my opinion this is the most useful piece of advice so far in this thread. Phrases with lots of trills are ok once you're half-way there, but getting half-way there is the hard bit.

Singing gets lots of air moving past the tongue, and that makes it easier to trill. In fact, I've noticed the some Hispanic pop singers will trill single eres, which are only supposed to be flaps, when singing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 29, 2012, 04:55 PM
Villa's Avatar
Villa Villa is offline
Emerald
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Corona, California
Posts: 879
Native Language: inglés y español).
Villa is on a distinguished road
I speak both Spanish and Italian. Italians roll their "Rs" just like Spanish "R."
So if you can speak Spanish and roll your "Rs" that is something you will not have to learn again when trying to learn Italian. Also Italian vowel sounds are the same as Spanish vowel sounds.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark this thread at:

Tags
pronunciation, r vs rr, rr

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The rolling r (and rr) ElDanés Grammar 21 October 22, 2008 02:23 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 AM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X