Dutch Pronounced Like English

Dutch Pronounced Like English provide the easiest introduction to the pronunciation of Dutch words.

The very easiest Dutch Pronunciations are Dutch words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, as listed below.

These are also the very easiest Dutch words to take with you when you travel to Holland.

Some of the following Dutch words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like ‘computer’. Some others have been borrowed by both English and Dutch from other languages, like ‘café’ from French .

In the following pronunciation guide, Dutch words pronounced like English are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: baby -- [‘baby’].

To keep Dutch pronunciation easiest, Dutch words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to English if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that Dutch people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in English. Later you can listen to how Dutch people pronounce them, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically Dutch.


Dutch Words Spelled Like English And Pronounced Like English:


airport -- [‘airport’]

arm -- [‘arm’]

avocado -- [‘avocado’]

baby -- [‘baby’]

ballpoint (pen) -- [‘ballpoint’]

bar -- [‘bar’]

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

bitter -- [‘bitter’]

bonbon -- [‘bonbon’]

bourbon -- [‘bourbon’]

boutique -- [‘boutique’]

Brits -- [‘Brits’]

bus -- [‘bus’]

café -- [‘cafe’]

cake -- [‘cake’]

Canada -- [‘Canada’]

casino -- [‘casino’]

cent -- [‘cent’]

cola -- [‘cola’]

compact disc -- [‘compact disc’]

computer -- [‘computer’]

conditioner -- [‘conditioner’]

consommé -- [‘consommé’]

correct -- [‘correct’]

dessert -- [‘dessert’]

dollars (U.S.) -- [‘dollars’]

e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

e-ticket -- [‘e-ticket’]

euro -- [‘euro’]

exact -- [‘exact’]

extra (additional) -- [‘extra’]

film (movie) -- [‘film’]

filter -- [‘filter’]

fitness -- [‘fitness’]

gate (airport) -- [‘gate’]

golf -- [‘golf’]

help (computer) -- [‘help’]

Help! (emergency) -- [‘help’]

hint -- [‘hint’]

hobby -- [‘hobby’]

hotel -- [‘hotel’]

in -- [‘in’]

internet -- [‘internet’]

kilo -- [‘kilo’]

lens (one contact lens) -- [‘lens’]

lift (British for elevator) -- [‘lift’]

lip -- [‘lip’]

liter -- [‘liter’]

mascara -- [‘mascara’]

motor -- [‘motor’]

octopus -- [‘octopus’]

omelet -- [‘omelet’]

open -- [‘open’]

opener -- [‘opener’]

papa -- [‘papa’]

park (n.) -- [‘park’]

partner -- [‘partner’]

pasta -- [‘pasta’]

paté -- [‘paté’]

pen -- [‘pen’]

pot -- [‘pot’]

racket (tennis) -- [‘racket’]

ring -- [‘ring’]

risotto -- [‘risotto’]

rum -- [‘rum’]

september -- [‘September’]

sorry -- [‘sorry’]

sterling -- [‘sterling’]

sport -- [‘sport’]

stop -- [‘stop’]

super (fantastic) -- [‘super’]

super (gasoline) -- [‘super’]

sweatshirt -- [‘sweatshirt’]

tampon -- [‘tampon’]

team -- [‘team’]

tennis -- [‘tennis’]

tent -- [‘tent’]

ticket -- [‘ticket’]

tissues -- [‘tissues’]

toast -- [‘toast’]

T-shirt -- [‘T-shirt’]

tumor -- [‘tumor’]


In some cases two words spelled like English are joined together to form one Dutch word:


caramelpudding -- [‘caramel pudding ‘]

internetcafé -- [‘internet-café’]

jetski -- [‘jet-ski’]

milkshake -- [‘milk shake’]

roomservice -- [‘room service’]



After Dutch words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, the next easiest Dutch pronunciations are Dutch Words Pronounced Like English But Spelled Differently:

Dutch words pronounced like English but spelled differently are more pronunciations that you already know from English that apply to Dutch.

The easiest introduction to Dutch pronunciation is to pronounce the Dutch words spelled like English but pronounced somewhat differently than English.

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