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?
hmm that's funny. My Spanish teacher says it like "hersey" like in "nueva jersey"
rachelrypkema is right. I am pretty sure you should not pronounce the same way as English.
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.
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.
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.
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.