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Intro. Japanese <Help!> "R"s
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By Senaki 2018-09-06 14:44:32
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Ok, so this isn't 100% ffxi related. But I suppose it is related to japan.

I'm taking intro. japanese at school and I cannot for the love of anything pronounce the "R"s. It sounds like a mix of R, D, and L to me. When I try to pronouce Ra ら, Ri り, Ru る, Re れ, Ro ろ, I either say it as a D or L. But cannot seem to get it right.

Does anyone have any tips for this?
I'm a native English speaker trying to learn Japanese.

Thank you very much, domo arigato. あい
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By volkom 2018-09-06 15:04:12
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maybe look into educational videos?

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By Shiva.Arislan 2018-09-06 15:14:39
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Tap your tongue against your top front teeth or the roof of your mouth when you go to say it.
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By Leviathan.Andret 2018-09-06 15:20:41
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I don't think JP has the hard "R" pronounce "ARRG" or "ARRRE".

I personally think it's between the "R" and the "L" but it's more like a soft "R". It seems to come from the tip of your tongue rather than then middle. I think the closest would be similar to "DR" in "Dragon" but a lot faster and softer.

The opposite is probably the French "R" which comes from the throat.
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