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Wrong pronounciation of Jeem (ج)

The letter Arabic letter Jeem (ج) is in the most cases wrongly pronounced. In correct Arabic, the letter Jeem is pronounced like the English J ("dj"), not like the French J.

June 27, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiHek3amTa3mlo

Well, it really depends on the region your living in, in the shar2iyet region, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, its a softer j, whereas the khalijjeh region is a bit harsher on the j, for example in jeno w noto, its soft j, as I think the band is syrian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziliya

The pronunciation of the letter differs by region, that's correct. HOWEVER, the course is supposed to teach Standard Arabic, in which this letter is pronounced like the OP mentioned - /dʒ/.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YemeniFriend

The letter ج has always been a hot topic in Arabic. I know that in lower Egypt and South and West Yemen, they say it like the letter g but in the Levant (Sham) and Gulf (Khaliij), they say it as a j.

Check this out for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimel#Arabic_%C7%A7%C4%ABm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertChhab

Most Syrians including me pronounce it like the French j

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