"r" pronunciation

Elena-S

Elena-S

Hi Are there any tricks to get Japanese "r" ("l") pronunciation right?
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Elena-san こんにちは! Actually, the Japanese "r" is a cross between the English "r" and "l", and quite interestingly, it winds up sounding close to a "d"!! The sound "r" is made by lightly flicking the tip of your tongue against the ridge behind your upper teeth, a bit farther back that when saying "d". Hope that helps! Sayaka ;)

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