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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16 Comments on “The American ‘R’”

  1. Hi,
    can you explain how the american R-pronounciation has developped ?
    Did people in England talk like that in the early days or has it developed in America by other influences ?

  2. Hi Hadar !
    I’m recently knowing your work and I’m really greatfull about that. I pretty aprecciate your “R” video. Thank you

  3. I’m genuinely happy that I have found you. 🙂
    I like all of your videos. Many thanks and a big hug!

  4. You aRe the best HadaR,
    I really like your style, so professional, so full of knowledge yet easy to understand, congratulations and many thanks for creating this new path for English students all over the world!

  5. Hi, Thank you soooo muchhh for your channel. After I repeated after you over and over again the R sound, I got tired in my jaw and muscles in my chicks. ha ha ha. Definitively, this tells me that I need to exercise my mouth, tongue, lips, and jaws to got the pronunciation I want. I’ll keep practicing and watching your videos!!! TKS again.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. I found your YouTube Channel Recentelly Hadar. And I’d like to thank you so much for your contribuition. I know now I,m gonna improve my english and become confident.

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