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Common mistakes in Spanish – X

X: X vs. J

The letter X is sometimes used in Spanish in the Americas, but it should not be pronounced with the sound /ks/ or /gs/ but rather as /x/, the same sound as the Spanish J as in Jamón or eJemplo.

So Mexico, Mexicano, Oaxaca... should all be pronounced /méjico/, /mejikáno/ and /oajáka/, and not /méksiko/, /meksikáno/ and /oaksáka/.

Example:
Correct: Tengo un hermano que vive en San Antonio, Texas /téjas/
(I have a brother who lives in San Antonio, Texas).
Incorrect: Tengo un hermano que vive en San Antonio, Texas /téksas/.

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