Minimal Pairs /d/ and /ʤ/
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Below are lists of words that vary only by one having the sound /d/ and the other having the sound /ʤ/. You can use this to practise the sounds or as a list of words to be careful to pronounce properly.
This page uses the symbols of the Phonemic Chart. You can listen to the symbols here.
/ʤ/ is an explosive sound that is like a voiced version of /ʧ/ and therefore quite a lot of air is expelled from a rounded mouth. /d/ is a voiced version of /t/ and so the sound is made with your tongue behind your top teeth.
* the meaning of the word is not important at this level, but it can still be used to contrast the pronunciation with the other word.