the letters "g" and "c" are Hard when vowels a, o and u follow-- but soft with e and i. Gi sounds like english gee (gee haw, gee whiz). To get a hard "g" the spelling is gh. Do you know the car Karmen Ghia? Che sounds like Spanish Que. The Italian version of Johnny is Gianni and it sounds close to English. That's the soft g. (Mercy apologies. I think I'm sounding condescending. I'm guessing however "lunge" might be lun-jay. I know a tiny bit having had a semester of Italian 30-40 years ago.