D cont. Otherwise the D is soft like the th sound in the English word though Ciudad Moderno Cuñado Boda Ayudar
Las letras LL y Y The majority of Spanish speakers do not distinguish between the LL and the Y pronouncing both like y in the English wordyes. Rodilla Llamar Joyas Cepillo rayas
Repitan por favor …. Tiene que llevar un yeso. La calle está cerca de la playa.
LL y Y Some countries, however, like Argentina pronounce the y and ll like the s in measure. (a soft sh sound)
R and RR Except at the beginning of a word or after l or n, the sound of the letter r is made as you raise the tip of your tongue and tap the roof of your mouth. The position of your tongue is similar to the position when you pronounce the D in the English word Daddy
R y RR cont. The sound of the rr is made as you raise the tip of your tongue and tap the roof of your mouth several times very quickly while breathing out. Pero, perro Ahora, ahorra Moro, morro Caro, carro
R y RR cont…. When R is the first letter of the word or if it comes after the letters l or n, it is pronouced like the rr.
¡Compruébalo! This is a popular Spanish Lullaby (Arrullo) A la rorro niño a la rorro ya, Duérmete mi niño, duérmete mi amor. Señora Santa Ana, Señor San Joaquín Arrullen al niño que se va a dormir Rorro = sound to quiet a baby Arrullar – to coo, to lull, to whisper to sleep
Now try this….. Erre con Erre Cigarro Erre con Erre Barril Rápido corren los carros Sobre los rieles del ferrocarril "R with R" cigar "R with R" barrel Quickly run the cars, Over the rails of the railroad.
If you can do this, you are good!! Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal, ¿Cuál de los tres tristes tigres tragaba más? Three sad tigers swallowed wheat on a wheat field Which of the three tigers swallowed more wheat?
Try this … Pablito clavó un clavito Que clase de clavo clavó Pablito? Pablito hammered in a little nail. What type of nail did Pablito hammer?