The two languages are North Germanic languages. It's the same thing if someone speaks Spanish or French. Since these languages derived from Latin, it's obvious that speakers of these languages would find other Romance languages easier than other non-romance languages.
IPA pronunciation is /jæɪ̯/. Click here to listen how a native speaker pronounces it. You can also click the word itself to isolate it from the rest of the sentence (Duolingo will take you to the dictionary page).
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