I don't speak Spanish,and I can't distinguish Spanish from English.Could you show me some common Spanish words and names which start with ''J''?Espically name.Saying one's name wrongly could be offensive and contemptuous,that's what I'm trying to aviod.
Jose is a male name that translates in English to Joseph/Joe
Juan is a male name that translates in English to John
Javier is a male name that translates in English to Xavier
These are all examples of Spanish words that have been adopted into the English language. Like the user above said, the "j" in Spanish is pronounced like the English "h". Other words we adopted and are pronounced with the "h" sound in English include: habanero (a different type of spicy pepper), mojito (an alcoholic drink), hammock (it is a type of chair that looks like a swing), hurricane, marijuana (actually, this "j" sounds more like a "w"), hospital
If you're interested in other Spanish words adopted in to English, I recommend Googling it because there are a huge variety of good resources. Best of luck!
**Spanish names with (typical) English pronunciation**
Josefina (female name)(in Spanish "h," in English "dj") Juana (f) Javiera (f) Julian (m) (in Spanish "h," in English "dj") Juliana (f) (in Spanish "h," in English "dj") Julio (m) Julia (f) (in Spanish "h," in English "dj") Alejandro (m) Jimena (f) Joaquín (m) (in Spanish "h," in English "w") Jorge (m) (in Spanish "h," in English "dj")
If you're ever not sure about how to pronounce someone's name, it's okay to ask "How do you pronounce your name?"
**Common Spanish words used in English Pt 1** tortilla burrito 🌯 guacamole (a mixture of smashed avocados with ingredients like onion, garlic, salt, pepper, spicy peppers, etc.) nachos taco tequila salsa vanilla barbecue cafeteria