El Perro de San Roque …
El Perro de San Roque is a Spanish tongue twister.
(Tongue twister = trabalenguas in Spanish)
It offers good practice making Spanish R sounds which are so different from English ‘Rs’.
(French ‘Rs’ are completely different too because they 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.
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The words are:
‘El perro de San Roque no tiene rabo porque Ramón Ramírez se lo ha robado’
The dog belonging to San Roque doesn’t have a tail because Ramón Ramírez has stolen it.
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