El Perro de San Roque …
El Perro de San Roque is a Spanish tongue twister.
(Tongue twister = trabalenguas in Spanish)
Use this tongue twister to practise Spanish R sounds
They are so different from English ‘Rs’, and French ones too (which come from the throat as if you are gargling).
To make an ‘R’ sound in Spanish, the tongue needs to be touching the roof of the mouth just behind the bone that holds the top front teeth .
The Spanish R sound should be longer for double Rs, and shorter for single Rs.
Here is some practice to join in with:
‘El perro de San Roque no tiene rabo porque Ramón Ramírez se lo ha robado’
San Roque’s dog doesn’t have a tail because Ramón Ramírez has stolen it.
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