English Spelled Like Dutch Somewhat

English Spelled Like Dutch Somewhat are words similar to Dutch, but spelled somewhat differently than Dutch -- although easily recognizable as clearly related to Dutch.

After English Spelled Like Dutch, the next easiest for Dutch speakers are English Words Spelled Somewhat Like Dutch.

The English version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize English words similar to ones in your own language and deduce what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Dutch are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

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English Spelled Partly Like Dutch

ENGLISH -- DUTCH -- [SAY DUTCH]

accupuncture -- accupunctuur -- [‘accupunctuur’]

address -- adres -- [‘adres’]

allergic -- allergisch

all -- alle

America -- Amerika -- [‘Amerika’]

anchovies -- ansjovis -- [‘ansjovis’]

apartment -- appartement

aperitif -- aperitief -- [‘aperitief’]

apple -- appel -- [‘appel’]

arthritis -- artritis

artichoke -- artisjok -- [‘artisjok’]

asthma -- astma -- [‘astma’]

Australia -- Australië -- [‘Australië’]

baker -- bakker

bakery -- bakkerij

ball -- bal -- [‘ball’]

basketball -- basketbal -- [‘basketbal’]

battery -- batterij -- [‘batterij’]

beef -- bief -- [‘bief’]

beer -- bier -- [‘bier’]

beet -- biet -- [‘biet’]

begin -- beginnen

better -- beter -- [‘beter’]

bloom -- bloem -- [‘bloem’]

boat -- boot -- [‘boot’]

book -- boek -- [‘boek’]

bring -- brengen

buttermilk -- botermelk -- [‘botermelk’]

camp (v) -- kamperen

camping -- kamping -- [‘kamping’]

can -- kan -- [‘kan’ – in British]

canal -- kanaal -- [‘kanaal’]

canoe -- kano -- [‘kano’]

carafe -- karaf -- [‘karaf’]

castle -- kasteel

caviar -- kaviaar -- [‘kaviaar’]

check (v) -- checken

class -- klas -- [‘klas’ – in British]

coffee -- koffie -- [‘koffie’]

cold -- koud

come -- kom -- [‘kom’]

cook (n) -- kok

cool (temp.) -- koel -- [‘koel’]

conference -- conferentie

copper -- koper -- [‘koper’]

coriander -- koriander -- [‘koriander’]

cost (v) -- kost -- [‘kost’]

cost (v) -- kosten

cramp -- kramp -- [‘kramp’]

dance (n) -- dans -- [‘dans’]

dance (v) -- dansen

day -- dag

deck -- dek -- [‘dek’]

diarrhea -- diarree

disco[theque] -- diskotheek

do -- doe -- [‘doe’]

doctor -- dokter -- [‘doktor’]

door -- deur

double -- dubbel -- [‘dubbel’]

end (n) -- einde

English -- Engels

excursion -- excursie

express -- expres -- [‘expres’]

find -- vinden

for -- voor -- [‘voor’]

fork -- vork -- [‘vork’]

fountain -- fontein

free -- vrij -- [‘vrij’]

go -- gaan

good -- goed

half -- helft

handicapped -- gehandicapt

have -- hebben

hello -- hallo

help (v) -- helpen

here -- hier -- [‘hier’]

heterosexual -- hetero

hot -- heet

hour -- uur

how -- hoe

I -- ik

ice -- ijs -- [‘ijs’]

information -- informatie

interesting -- interessant

jeweler -- juwelier

kid (child) -- kind -- [kihd]

kohlrabi -- koolrabi -- [‘koolrabi’]

lamb -- lam -- [‘lam’]

late -- laat

lesbian -- lesbisch

light -- licht

line -- lijn -- [‘lijn’]

linen -- linnen -- [‘linnen’]

liqueur -- likeur -- [‘likeur’]

long -- lang -- [‘lang’]

longer -- langer -- [‘langer’]

make -- maken

market -- markt

May (month) -- mei -- [‘mei’]

milk -- melk -- [‘melk’]

mineral -- mineraal -- [‘mineraal’]

Monday -- maandag

Muslim -- moslim -- [‘moslim’]

mussel -- mossel -- [‘mossel’]

my -- mijn

myself -- mezelf -- [‘mezelf’]

name -- naam

network -- netwerk -- [‘netwerk’]

night -- nacht

noodles -- noedels -- [‘noedels’]

not -- niet

number -- nummer -- [‘nummer’]

on -- aan -- [‘aan’]

one -- één

onion -- uien -- [‘uien’]

open (v) -- openen

pain -- pijn -- [‘pijn’]

palace -- paleis

park (v) -- parkeren

pass -- pas -- [‘pas’]

passport -- paspoort -- [‘paspoort’]

pear -- peer -- [‘peer’]

penicillin -- penicilline

photo -- foto -- [‘foto’]

picnic -- picknick -- [‘picknick’]

pill -- pil -- [‘pil’]

price -- prijs -- [‘prijs’]

print (v) -- printen

probleem -- problem

pure -- puur -- [‘puur’]

repair (v) -- repareren

reservation -- reservering

ripe -- rijp -- [‘rijp’]

river -- rivier

romantic -- romantish

ruins -- ruïne

since -- sins -- [‘sins’]

soup -- soep -- [‘soep’]

speak -- spreken

stadium -- stadion

start (v) -- starten

street -- straat

style -- stijl -- [‘stijl’]

supermarket -- supermarkt -- [‘super’-]

symbol -- symbool -- [‘symbool’]

synagogue -- synagoge

table -- tafel

tart -- taart -- [‘taart’]

technique -- techniek -- [‘techniek’]

telephone -- telefoon

temple -- tempel -- [‘tempel’]

thyme -- tijm -- [‘tijm’]

to -- te -- [‘te’]

tofu -- tofoe -- [‘tofoe’]

tongue -- tong -- [‘tong’]

train -- trein -- [‘trein’]

truffle -- truffel -- [‘truffel’]

vegetarian -- vegetariër

volleyball -- volleybal -- [‘volleybal’]

waffle -- wafel -- [‘wafel’]

what -- wat

where -- waar

work (n) -- werk -- [‘werk’]

you -- u -- [‘u’]

young -- jong -- [‘jong’]

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For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Phrases for Dutch where some of these same English words appear in phrases similar to Dutch.



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