Pronunciation #11 - J

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The Swedish J is commonly pronounced like [j]. This means that it’s rather pronounced like a Y (e.g. yum) than an English J [ʤ] (dj) (e.g. jar).

  
hej
hello
  
jag
I
  
(en) jakt
hunt

Also English loan words are pronounced the Swedish way. Jeans is rather pronounced like yeens. French loan words get a ske-sound [ɧ] instead.

English loans → [j]

  
(en) jeans
jeans
  
(en) jeep
jeep
  
(en) jet
jet
  
(en) joystick
joystick

French loans → [ɧ]

  
(en) jargon
jargon
  
(ett) projekt
project