Pronounce "R" in French

dd54

dd54

Hi...I am absolutely new to French...just started the first lesson today. I am facing trouble pronouncing the 'R' in French in words like Merci. I can't seem to get the 'ch' sound in conjunction with the 'R'. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get around this?
merryjack

merryjack

hello i am new to french and have the same trouble, i have tried by placing my tongue on the front of my bottom teeth, tres difficile.
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour tout le monde! Unfortunately in English there is no sound similar to the French R. It's a kind of raspy sound that is pronounced in the back of the throat. It's probably the hardest part to learn at the beginning. Listen the audio and repeat the words are definitely the keys. All the best for your French learning! À bientôt !!
ErikII

ErikII

It is so hard to explain in words how to pronounce that r. But it is something that if you listen to French speakers enough, and you go ahead and be willing to mess up.. Like a lot. Then it will come. The Audio is the key. Erik

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