I have no problem pronouncing the letter d correctly in Spanish except when it's followed by the letter r .

For example, in the words podría or Madrid. It's a challenge for my whole vocal system.

Are there any websites to help with the more challenging aspect of getting the spanish accent correct?

For the most part when I speak people don't think Spanish is my second language but it's this one thing I am really struggling with.

Looking for websites!

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When /d/ is followed by /r/, most times /d/ is pronounced [ð], i.e. as the 'th' in "mother". Would this be easier for you?

  • absolutely, i pronounce the d as a "th" in this sense. It's getting to the "r" sound after the "th" sound that sounds very gringo.
    – PonyVilla
    Sep 25, 2015 at 15:42
  • was wondering if there are any special tongue positioning i should be aware of??
    – PonyVilla
    Sep 25, 2015 at 15:43
  • fluentin3months.com/roll-your-r
    – dockeryZ
    Sep 28, 2015 at 3:38

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