The R Sound

Posted On Jul 25, 2022 |

Do you know how to pronounce the R Sound?

The R sound can be tricky for a lot of people who speak English as a second language. Most languages trill their R's - as in Spanish - or use a guttural R - as in French -, so getting used to this sound can take a little while. Practicing on a daily basis will help you develop muscle memory, and your speech organs will remember HOW and WHERE to make the sound.

In this pronunciation video lesson, I teach you how to pronounce the American English R, especially at the beginning of a word. There's a lot more to know about the R sound in English, but this pronunciation video will teach you the basics to help you get started. The most important thing is to practice, so here are a few words you can use to practice on your own:

> Run

> Around

> Correct

> Rose

> Direction

> Horrible

I hope you enjoy this short lesson. And if you want to know how to work with me to help you improve your pronunciation and spoken English, check out my website to learn more about my services for professionals and advanced English speakers in the US.

See you in the next post!

Ben

Accent & Pronunciation Coach

Categories: Accent Training, American English, Pronunciation