El Perro de san Roque
El Perro de San Roque is a Spanish tongue twister.
A tongue twister = un trabalenguas in Spanish
Use El Perro de San Roque to learn how to pronounce Spanish R sounds.
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.
Spanish ‘Rs’ are different from English ‘Rs’.
(They are not like French ones either, which come from the throat as if you are gargling).
Here is a video clip of the tongue twister 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.