Pronunciation

Pronunciation

Dutch Pronunciation

It cannot be emphasized strongly enough that the only way the student learn to pronounce Dutch sounds correctly is by imitating a Dutch speaker. If at all possible, then you should listen to the pronunciation on the audiofile or from the teacher over and over again until you can make the same sounds as the voice on the tape. Particular ... Read More »

Dutch Sounds

Dutch Sounds

Standard Dutch has about 40 different phonemes. The Dutch sound inventory is therefore medium and consists of consonants, semi-vowels, vowels and diphthongs. The most hardest thing of Dutch pronunciation are the vowels. These are different than in English. Down here I've listed a table with sounds as closely related as possible to English.     example+meaning similar sound in English ... Read More »