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I need help in Spanish

How do you pronounce the word "jersey" in Spanish? My teacher says that you just simply read it in the way you read English, is it true?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rachelrypkema

hmm that's funny. My Spanish teacher says it like "hersey" like in "nueva jersey"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

rachelrypkema is right. I am pretty sure you should not pronounce the same way as English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

thanks for commenting~

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

ha really :D that's how google pronounce it~

https://translate.google.com.tw/#es/fr/jersey

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

That's because /j/ has more of a /h/ sound in Spanish. Maybe the teacher meant that the word "jersey" is spelled the same as in English? Like when my teacher was asked what "hamster" was in Spanish, and he just said "hamster," but pronounced slightly differently because Spanish doesn't really pronounce the letter H.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

ha thank you, I'm sure that was what my teacher said, because my classmate then asked: "So.. you are being pretty Spanish, then you suddenly say the English jersey?" The teacher said yes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Ha! Well, that works too--especially if it's a proper noun. If you listen to Spanish-speaking radio you'll hear that sort of thing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Forvo.com has recordings from native speakers: http://www.forvo.com/search-es/jersey/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

Thanks a lot!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LinZiyin
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I'm pretty sure that it can be pronounced the same, whether you mean as an article of clothing (sports jersey) or a place (New Jersey). I've heard it used as such, and Google Translate TTS seems to agree with that pronunciation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

Thanks for you help!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NahuiGonzalez

Yes! Just read it like in English, it sounds the same :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

Thank you~

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NahuiGonzalez

You are welcome! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NahuiGonzalez

If you need help in spanish, I have a group on facebook where I can help you. :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533570860236067/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
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here is how spanishdict says it. hopes it helps http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/new%20jersey

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShongZuo

Thank you~ :) it sounds nice

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
Rozzie
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your welcome

3 years ago