Jul 12, 2018 - 03:32 AM
This is also the case with "ya." Some say "JA," some say "YA," and some people say both depending on context. Another way to become more familiar with these differences is by listening to music! TV shows and movies require a bit more time commitment, and I think they can be overwhelming for a newer listener, but songs are quicker and simpler, and they also offer the opportunity to follow along using a lyrics website. One example, Enrique Iglesias is Spanish, so you will here him use the TH sound that Brian mentions. A lot of his music has English and Spanish versions, so you can hear both and see how phrasing is changed to better convey the meaning of the song.