zh – an unusual sound
The sound that is sometimes represented by zh in phonetic notation is fairly rare in English.
In English, we use the zh sound in:
- g in beige
- s in usual
In French, it is the sound made by the letter j:
- je (I)
- jambon (ham)
- jardin (garden)
It is also the soft sound made by the letter g:
- girafe (giraffe)
- manger (to eat)
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