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Old August 31, 2011, 07:09 PM
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What kind of sound would you suggest adopting?

BTW, I have always wondered if anyone out there appreciates an American accent. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that they do.

Also, how often is coche actually used? I used to use it instead of carro just to avoid the RR, but I had a native speaker once basically tell me that the word is rarely actually used in conversation.

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Old August 31, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Coche is used all the time in Spain. In Latin America, use carro.
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Old September 01, 2011, 09:53 AM
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I think it's interesting that you say the English R sounds better than the French R. Why is that?
I should have said it's a personal opinion. A French person saying a sentence with lots of RR would sound as gggg...ggg ...ggggg. I'd be under the impression that he/she can't breath properly. Nothing to see with the 'light, soft and sweet'' English R (that are the adjectives that come to me mind when comparing with the French R)

I want to make sure I am understood. I'd also prefer to not sound ridiculous. Would you suggest that I pronounce RR words--as well as words that begin with R--simply like a hard English R instead of attempting to roll it French-style?
You won't sound ridiculous and you'll be understood. I'd forgot about the French-style.

I remember talking once to a Guatemalan Spanish about the word "rey." I pronounced it simply like the English word "ray," which he seemed to find quite unacceptable, ha ha.
Some people find fault with everything.

I also am concerned about how to make the differentiation between words like caro/carro and pero/perro
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