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Is J pronounced Y in German?

August 27, 2013

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

You'll get a faster response if you post in the German board.


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

Almost all the time, the German J sound is the same as the English Y sound. There are exceptions, but they're probably all originally foreign words. The J sound in der Job is pronounced just like in English, but the B sound is still pronounced like in German (as a P sound).

ENGLISH:

http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Job_Arbeit_Anstellung

http://de-en.dict.cc/?s=Job

http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Jogging

http://de-en.dict.cc/?s=Jogging

FRENCH:

http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Jalousie

http://de-en.dict.cc/?s=Jalousie


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

I never thought about it that way but it's kind of accurate, yes. Seems to work.

Ja = ya

Juli = you-lee

Jesus = yeh-sus

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