The American ‘R’

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Since I started this video blog a year ago, I’ve received many requests to explain how to pronounce the R sound.

It’s funny, I’ve worked with so many speakers from different countries, and it seems like the R sound is the one sound that gives almost everyone a hard time. Even for those with impeccable R.

Something about this sound that makes people lose confidence and feel unclear.
Well, no more.

In today’s video you’ll get a step by step tutorial on how to pronounce the R sound along with a few “Training wheel” drills that will help you find (and keep) the accurate sound.

How to pronounce the American R:

Before you go –
Please share in the comments below the video –
do you have any other tips that can help with pronouncing the R?
What are the most difficult R words for you?

Take care and have a wonderful week,



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8 Comments on “The American ‘R’”

  1. Great explanation. I work with a russian singer and I teach her to pronounce my American lyrics and mostly she’s making great progress but the R had me stumped, and her as well. So I think this will really help.

    Thanks very much.

  2. Hi Hadar. I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I’m very happy to have found your YouTube Channel.
    My name is Rigo Martinez and I currently live in the United States of America and I’ve been learning English by listening and forcing myself to talk to American People.

    Even tho my English is ok, I have no knowledge of any kind of grammar or phonetic sounds or other information related to the lenguage.
    On January 1st 2019 I decided to take action and I began to gather information that could help me to Improve my English.
    I’ll be checking all your videos and I’ll be practicing and working hard to get what I want.

    Thank You so much for encouraging us to pursuit our goals but more that anything for reminding us that We shouldn’t give up.

    Best wishes.

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