You asked: What letter makes the H sound in Spanish?

How is the H sound in Spanish?

The first silent letter in Spanish is the letter H. This letter is always silent unless it is next to the letter C. When you see the letter C next to an H you need to make a ch sound. This sound is almost identical to the ‘ch’ sound in English.

Why is J pronounced as H in Spanish?

English speakers do not pronounce h like the Spanish j because they are not Spanish. In fact, the Spanish j is pronounced differently from the j or g of other romance languages like French, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan to name a few. Also, the English h is not as forceful as Spanish j.

Is J silent in mojito?

The letter ‘J’ in ‘mojito’ is a silent entity. Instead, the name of this extremely popular highball cocktail from Cuba, that’s made using five ingredients – white rum, sugar (traditionally sugarcane juice), lime, sparkling water and mint – is pronounced as mo-hee-toh.

Is J pronounced in Spanish?

The letter J sounds like the HARD G in Spanish (the sound is similar to the English H but raspier). You can produce the sound anywhere in between numbers 8 and 9 on the image below.

Is the j silent in jalapeno?

Originally Answered: Why is “J” pronounced “H” in the word “jalapino”? So the word is spelled jalapeño not jalapino. … The reason the j is silent is because jalapeño is a Spanish word and j is effectively the Spanish equivalent of the English letter “h”.

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