There are many things that contribute to the sound of a language that we speak. If we don’t produce the correct sound, no one will understand us. In order to speak German well, we need to learn German phonetics. I am still working on this section of this web site. For now, you can find here some basic German pronunciation rules explained simply and with simple German words as examples. I have compared German pronunciation to the English pronunciation. However, special attention goes to the R-pronunciation in German because it totally defers from the English R.