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The sound of the Polish 'R'


Switezianka - | 463  
22 Jul 2008 /  #31
Learning, what's your native language? (If English, than which dialect).

Most foreigners think that Polish r is a trill, just like the Scottish one, but in fact it's a tap. I mean, you can say it like a Scottish 'r' but it would sound strangely emphasized.

It is just identical with the 't' in 'getting' with standard American pronunciation.
KurwaMaciek  
19 Sep 2009 /  #32
Have you ever heard a polish person say Kurwa?
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
19 Sep 2009 /  #33
How do I make that sound?!?!

Once again, there are lots of videos on Youtube that teach you how to roll the 'r'.

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