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    French "r"

    For the life of me I can't seem to get it to sound right.. :/

    "r" по-французски, буква похожа на "х" по-русский?

    French "r" doesn't sound like ours, nor Spanish, nor Russian, nor German, and I don't have a problem with any of those "r"'s.

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    Re: French "r"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    For the life of me I can't seem to get it to sound right.. :/

    Французский звук [r] похож на русский [х]?

    French "r" doesn't sound like ours, nor Spanish, nor Russian, nor German, and I don't have a problem with any of those "r"'s.
    What I know for sure is that French [r] is pronounced in a different way, not like Russian [х].

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    Re: French "r"

    I'd say the French R sounds close to the German one. The one pronounced at the beginning or in the middle of a word, not at the end. Also the French R tend to sound differently (soft or not) depending on several reasons. For example whether you want to amplify it or not, where it's located in a word, and what vowel or other consonnant is/are next to it or pronounced with it.

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    Re: French "r"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    and I don't have a problem with any of those "r"'s.
    Just pronounce German "r" then. They're almost identical to me.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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