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R - Pronunciación - Spanish
The pronunciation of the Spanish letter R can be difficult for students. It is pronounced by rolling or trilling the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth:
It is essential for your tongue to be tensed, but for it to touch your mouth only lightly. If you are touching this spot too hard, you'll end up saying something like "D, D." Too loose, and you'll just whistle.
When R is at beginning of a word, it is pronounced like RR (see RR page).
Please note that this explanation is only a guideline for the Spanish that I know, which is Castilian Spanish. There are many regional variations in Spanish pronunciation.
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