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.
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