How to pronounce yo
Hi , i was listening to this song " Aqui Estoy Yo " and i noticed that one of them pronounced the word " yo " with j like " jo" an the other three pronounced it yo with Y , so what is the difference ?
I think it's a regional thing. Different areas have different accents (I think some Mexicans pronounce it "jo", but I'm not totally sure), but I'd suggest just pronouncing it "yo" with a Y :)
It sounds like a regional difference. StudySpanish says: Depending upon the region, the "y" might sound like the English "y" in the word "yes" or the "j" in the English word "joy."
Yo is Jo, in Colombia ! Just depends which country I suppose. Also here ll is ja not the ya sound. Confusing !
I think my Spanish teacher (from Colombia) said that pronouncing it joh is more common in the Americas, but I think if you live in North America, it's more common for Spanish speakers to say yoh. This applies to ll too.
You can walk the streets of central Mexico and hear it both ways, even among people sharing a conversation.
The right pronunciation is with "Y", but in english the "J" sound is very similar to Spanish "Y". In spanish, "J" sound like English "h". The "J" and "Y" spanish are very different.