How to pronounce the /dʒ/ sound

Many of my  Spanish, Arabic, French and even a few of my Indian language accent reduction coaching clients have problems pronouncing the /dʒ/ sound.


The /dʒ/ is an affricate sound. That means it’s a STOP sound + a FRICTION sound.
Click on Manner and Affricate to see how the sound is pronounced here on the University of Iowa Fonetiks website.
Here are a few words with the /dʒ/ sound.
  • judge
  • joke
  • adjust
  • manager
  • budget
  • educate
  • exaggerate
  • college
Thanks to Ruben for sending in this excellent question!
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