The letter D should be always pronounce. However, in colloquial speech, lots of people drop the letter D, mainly when it’s in the last syllable.
- “I can’t trill my R’s”.
- “I’ve tried everything but rolling my R’s it’s impossible”.
- “I think there’s something wrong with my mouth”….
Does it ring a bell?
Trilling your R’s is impossible… because you don’t know how to do it.
The letter R is very challenging for English natives. I made a list with those words that Spanish learners struggle the most. Some other words are more difficult to say than the ones on the list, but I have selected the 16 most popular words (selected by English natives).
Spanish T – How to pronounce it like a native
Most of the English natives pronounce the Spanish T like in English. This is totally fine because we can understand you, although that sound doesn’t exist in Spanish.
However, pronouncing the letter T in Spanish like a native is very easy and you can reduce your accent drastically with a few simple tips.
Not many people try to pronounce the letter D like a Spanish native. This is totally fine because we can easily understand you and English natives if you pronounce it as you do in your mother tongue, although that sound doesn’t exist in Spanish. Actually, the sound of English D is closer to a Spanish soft R.
Improving the pronunciation of the letter D in Spanish is very simple and you can reduce your accent drastically with few tips.
Do you know how to pronounce the letter C in Spanish?
The letter C may be pronounced in 3 different ways, depending on the following letter. Those 3 sounds exist in English, although they usually follow different rules.
A little change in the position of your mouth can make you produce a different vowel sound and, consequently, change the meaning of what you wanted to say.
Have you ever heard a Spaniard pronouncing the word “sheet”? This is definitely a word that many Spanish natives avoid when they speak in English, as well as the word “beach”.