Spanish Consonant

The Spanish letter J has a single pronunciation: a harsh, throaty sound, somewhat similar to the Parisian R or the CH in the Scottish word loch.

Por ejemplo…

jugo   juice
jamón   ham
jueves   Thursday
Jesús   Jesus
ajedrez   chess
caja   box

Please note that this explanation is only a guideline for the Spanish that I know, which is Castilian Spanish. There are many regional variations in Spanish pronunciation.

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