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how do I pronounce "eres"?

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Is it pronounced like "eres" or "edes"'

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updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by Shelly

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muchas gracias a todos smile

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by Shelly
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"Eres" is pronounced like "eres"... if you use the Spanish sounds. You cannot use most English sounds to pronounce correctly Spanish words.

Did you not read my last reply to your last question regarding these sounds? The Spanish sound for a soft R is similar to the English sound for D, and the Spanish sound for D does not exist in English.

Spanish is regular in its pronounciation. You don't have to ask all the time how to pronounce this or that word, because they all follow the same rules, but you need to learn these rules... and how the sounds are pronounced in Spanish. As I said before, some sounds are somewhat different (D, B, T,...), and others are quite different. The worst ones for most American speakers are, no doubt, the vowels.

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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motley said:

It just seems a softer sound to me but still like an r.

Actually, it's not at all like an American R, in which the sides of the tongue lightly touch the top back teeth, and the tip of the tongue touches nothing. In the Spanish R, the tip of the tongue touches the palate behind the front teeth, and the sides of the tongue touch nothing.

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Double click the word, it takes you to the dictionary & then you can click on the sound & hear it yourself.
It just seems a softer sound to me but still like an r.

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by motley
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There is no American English 'r' sound in Spanish. As Lazarus has graciously pointed out it other threads, the Spanish 'r' is pronounced somewhat like an English 'd' or like the sound made when we pronounce the 'tt' in the word 'better'. It is a tapping of the tip of the tongue on the area just behind the upper teeth (the alveolar) region of the mouth.

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by Mark-W
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The pronunciation is in between the AmEng R and D. We have no corresponding sound. Some variations of BrEng do have this sound (or did 50-100 years ago). Just listen to natives say it and try to copy the sound.

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Hi shelly, it does sound to you rather like edes I would say.

Wait for more answers. The r is not rolled .

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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