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    Quick question

    Considering starting russian next semester as i finish my fourth semester of french. (its ok but i was lazy one semester so that leaves me at a disadvantage and it doesnt interest me enough to make an effort to get caught up). I just have one question. In russian are there any words that require you to roll your r's like in spanish? I can't no matter how many times i have tried. It is just not physically possible for me. Thanks.

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    Re: Quick question

    Yes, every Russian word that has the letter "P" in it
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    Re: Quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by meursault
    In russian are there any words that require you to roll your r's like in spanish?
    Russian "r" is like in Spanish. Always, not just in some words.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Quick question

    Let Uncle Davey teach you. Having studied Spanish in college, I don't think the "roll" of the Russian R is as pronounced as that of Spanish R. You can do it.
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    Re: Quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by noheat
    I don't think the "roll" of the Russian R is as pronounced as that of Spanish R.
    They are almost the same. The Spanish and Italian "r" are a bit softer. Roughly, they are pronounced equal.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Quick question

    Damn, in your guys' opinions is it something that can be learned given enough practice or is it sometimes you just can or can't?

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    Re: Quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by meursault
    Damn, in your guys' opinions is it something that can be learned given enough practice or is it sometimes you just can or can't?
    Not every Russian native speaker is able to to pronounce r’s properly. Practice makes perfect...
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by meursault
    Damn, in your guys' opinions is it something that can be learned given enough practice or is it sometimes you just can or can't?
    Sure one can learn it but sometimes it is difficult. Many little children have problems with this sound when learning speech. Even a number of adult Russian native speakers are unable to pronounce it correctly.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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