Pronouncing "r's in Portuguese?

Yeah, i wanted to know how to pronounce them, since I've heard them pronounced in different ways. Is it different in Brasil and Portugal? It depends on the word? Please I want to know :)

In Portugal the single "r" you can find in words is usually formed with the tip of your tongue and rather soft. (I find it really hard to learn, if your mother tongue doesn't feature the technique)

It seems to be a bit harsher at the beginning of words though.

The double "rr" is formed in the throat, like a harsh "r", almost like the purr of a cat, or like a German persons "r" ;)



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