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How to say the Soft G sound as in MANAGER and JOB

 

In this lesson, we’re talking about the DJ /ʤ/ sound, most commonly spelled with a G as in MANAGER or a J as in JOB. You'll learn exactly how this sound is made, common mistakes in pronouncing this sound, and how to fix them.

Practice words and sentences used in this lesson:

just

just did that 

I can't believe you just did that.

 

large

a large coke

I'll have a large coke.

 

job

my new job

I love my new job.

 

change

change it

It’s too late to change it.

 

age

age is

Age is just a number.

 

college

go to college

Where'd you go to college?

 

suggest

suggest something

May I suggest something?

 

major

a major event

This is a major event.

 

join

join you

May I join you?

 

project

a new project

We're starting a new project this week.

 

technology

the technology

the technology is advancing very quickly

 

energy

no energy

I have no energy today.

 

subject

change the subject

Let’s change the subject.

 

page

the same page

We’re not on the same page.

 

enjoy

enjoy it

I really think you’ll enjoy it


Continue your practice with this list of

100 Super Common /ʤ/, DJ as in “joke” Words

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

   just

   stage

   original

   jury

   graduate

   large

   knowledge

   object

   acknowledge

   agenda

   job

   strategy

   intelligent

   largely

   joint

   change

   manage

   village

   package

   joke

   age

   enjoy

   average

   bridge

   jacket

   college

religious

   emerge

   generate

   adjust

   suggest

register

   advantage

   Japanese

   juice

   major

   imagine

   jump

   percentage

   arrangement

   join

   huge

   injured

   surgery

   psychological

   project

   charge

   engage

   Jewish

   engineering

   image

magic

   apologize

   German

   objective

   technology

   range

   dangerous

   gender

   journey

   energy

   edge

   justice

   coverage

   gym

   subject

   challenge

   exchange

   judgment

   gentleman

   agency

   marriage

   damage

   vegetable

   junior

   page

   agent

   danger

   engineer

   suggestion

   language

   generation

   teenager

   legislation

   wage

   region

   budget

   engine

   reject

   jail

   general

   majority

   strange

   passenger

   giant

   message

   judge

   regional

   journalist

   strategic


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