잘하다

  • pcy0308

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Hello Pavel Bond,
    First and foremost, the closest equivalent of"ㅈ" [t͡ɕ] in English would be "j", somewhere between "j" and "ch".
    [Tsal] should do it but keep in mind [ts] is unaspirated. There isn't much outflow of air.
    As for the final consonant (받침) "ㄹ", it is closer (but not entirely identical) to the "l" in English which involves the tip of your tongue touching and gently pressing against the hard palate, just behind your upper front teeth. It should be noted, however, when being slurred or spoken fast, the aforementioned tongue position is compromised for the sake of swiftness in delivery.
     

    elroy

    Moderator: EHL, Arabic, Hebrew, German(-Spanish)
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    it is closer (but not entirely identical) to the "l" in English
    I think it’s closer to “r.”

    If it were just 잘 on its own, it would be closer to “l.”

    잘 (“l”)
    잘하다 (“r”)
     
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