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Learn Dutch Pronunciation

The 'One-Page' Dutch Summary has a short introduction as a refresher or to quickly give you an idea what Dutch Pronunciation is about.
For learning the sounds and spelling of Dutch I recommend the pages below. The #2 links are not a continuation but a different approach, usually an earlier version.
1. vowels - klinkers click to hear
a, e, i, o, u

2. diphthongs - tweeklanken click to hear
au, ei, eu, ij, oe, ou, ui

3. long and short vowels - 2 - 3
a/aa - e/ee - i/ie - o/oo - u/uu

4. 'voiceless E' - 2
click to hear 'schwa'

5. consonants - 2 - medeklinkers click to hear
b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x z

6. exceptions and irregularities - 2

vowels and diphthongs compared
hear side-by-side
old version
Slow Dutch - Vowels before R
Final N - L - W - Regional G
A New Series: Hear for Yourself
Hear the Dutch Letters in Hundreds of Words:
- AU/OU - EU - G - U - UI - W - X - Y
Dutch Sounds Not Found in English Dutch Sounds Represented by
Different Letters in English
Exceptions to Phonetic Spelling
Another approach: Easy Dutch - Recognizable Words

Dutch Pronunciation Reference

The Dutch Pronunciation Reference Page - Dutch pronunciation explained by letter, and hear about 2000 examples.

Hear for Yourself (A New Series of Many Examples)

Major Exceptions to Phonetic Spelling 1 - Page 2 - UI - Y (more pages in preparation)

Listening Tests, Exercises

Flash Cards Listening Tests for instance: 750 'Basic' Words
250 Everyday Words with Pictures
Vowels and Diphthongs Listening Tests

Pronunciation - 2 - Listening

Other Overview Pages: Names - Vocabulary - Picture Pages - Listening - Lessons - Grammar - Essays - Exercises

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Don't be a dief (thief) / dievegge (female thief) - diefstal (theft) - stelen (to steal) - heler (dealer in stolen goods) - hear Dutch - 2