R and RR can make a big difference!

You have to be careful with R and RR, not only spelling words, but also pronouncing them! Here are some examples:


with R meaning with RR meaning
ahora now ahorra save (money, time) from ahorrar.
boro boron (Chem.) borro I erase, I delete. From borrar.
caro expensive carro car
cero zero cerro mount, hill
coro chorus, choir corro I run. from correr.
foro forum forro lining
mira look! watch! mirra myrrh
para for parra vine
perito expert (legal) perrito puppy
pero but perro dog
poro (skin) pore porro pot, marijuana joint (in some countries)


Originally published on 20110724. Last updated on 20210303 (spanishNY.com) top

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