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How to finally master the guttural r (in French, German, Portuguese, Dutch, … )

Disclaimer: This post is not for the fainthearted. The guttural r is this nasty greasy sound that seems so weird to foreigners. You find it in French, German, Dutch, and Portuguese, among others. The goal of this post is NOT to make you sound like a native speaker of your target language. The goal of …

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How to finally trill your r’s

I used to believe native Spanish speakers had a superpower. I thought they could manipulate their tongue in a way kept secret to foreigners. Like a national treasure! Boy, was I wrong! When someone makes a trilled r, there’s no magic trick happening. She doesn’t have a super muscle in the tip of her tongue …

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