English Pronounced Like Dutch

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

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

These are also the very easiest English words to take with you when you travel to an English-speaking country.

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, English words pronounced like Dutch are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: baby [‘baby’].


English Spelled Like Dutch And Pronounced Like Dutch:


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:


caramel pudding -- [‘caramelpudding’]

milk shake -- [‘milkshake’]

room service -- [‘roomservice’]

internet-café -- [‘internetcafé’]

jet-ski -- [‘jetski’]


After English words spelled like Dutch and also pronounced like Dutch, the next easiest English pronunciations are English words spelled like Dutch but pronounced somewhat differently than Dutch.


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

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