Frequent question: Can Spanish speakers say j?

The /y/ (as in ‘yes’) consonant sound and the /j/ (as in ‘job) switch places. Oftentimes, Spanish speakers may pronounce the /y/ consonant sound as in ‘yes’ ‘years’ and ‘yellow’ as a /j/ sound, pronouncing it as jes, jears, and jello (by the way, this is not the same /j/ as in ‘jalapeno’).

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