How do you pronounce the Spanish double r?

Why can’t I pronounce r in Spanish?

Answer: The single r can indeed sound a lot like the English “d.” (The same isn’t true of the Spanish rr sound, which is trilled.) Except at the beginning of words that stand alone (where the r is trilled), a single r is formed (more or less) by hitting the tongue against the front of the palate.

What Spanish words start with RR?

Spanish Spelling Words that Contain RR

Spanish English Pronunciation
El jarro Jug hahr-roh
El perro Dog pair-roh
La torre Tower tohr-ray
El zorro Fox sohr-roh

Is rolling your R’s genetic?

There’s no real equivalent in English to the rolled ‘r’. That’s what makes it so notoriously hard for native English speakers who are used to the very hard R sound. Despite this, it is possible to learn this skill. Being able to roll your ‘r’s isn’t a genetic trait like, say, being able to roll your tongue.

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