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Dutch Telephone / Spelling Alphabet

English International US Military Dutch
Alfred Amsterdam Alpha Anton click to hear / Anna click to hear [Marco calling]
Benjamin Baltimore Bravo Bernard click to hear
Charles Casablanca Charlie Cornelis click to hear
David Denmark Delta Dirk click to hear
Edward Edison Echo Eduard click to hear
Frederick Florida Foxtrot Ferdinand click to hear
George Gallipoli Golf Gerard click to hear
Harry Havana Hotel Hendrik click to hear
Isaac Italia India Izaak click to hear
Jack Jerusalem Juliet Jan click to hear / Johannes click to hear 2 / Jacob click to hear 2
King Kilogramme Kilo Karel click to hear
London Liverpool Lima Lodewijk click to hear / Leo click to hear
Mary Madagascar Mike Marie click to hear
Nellie New York November Nico click to hear
Oliver Oslo Oscar Otto click to hear
Peter Paris Papa Pieter click to hear
Queen Quebec Quebec Quotiënt click to hear / Quirinus click to hear
Robert Roma Romeo Rudolf click to hear / Richard click to hear
Samuel Santiago Sierra Simon click to hear
Tommy Tripoli Tango Theodoor click to hear / Teunis click to hear / Tinus click to hear
Uncle Uppsala Uniform Utrecht click to hear
Victor Valencia Victor Victor click to hear
William Washington Whiskey Willem click to hear
X-ray Xantippe X-ray Xantippe click to hear
Yellow Yokohma Yankee Ypsilon click to hear / Y-Grèc click to hear
- - - IJmuiden click to hear / IJsbrand click to hear
Zebra Zürich Zulu Zaandam click to hear / Zacharias click to hear

In Holland, people ususally say their name when picking up the phone.
"Met wie spreek ik?" click to hear 2 [With whom am I speaking?] - Who's calling?
"Verkeerd verbonden." click to hear 2 ['wrong connection'] "wrong number"
"Sorry" (English) click to hear - "pardon" (French) click to hear - "het spijt me" click to hear 2 3 'I am sorry'
(het) telefoonnummer click to hear 2 3 'phone number'
(het) antwoordapparaat click to hear 2 'answering machine'

600 'Dutch' names

[a telephone st from the 70s]
click to hear telefoontoestel (Ericsson)
[telephone showing rotary dial]
telefoon, telefoontoestel click to hear
[old rtelephone set's rotary dial]
kiesschijf click to hear
[a cell phone]
mobieltje click to hear 2

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