GBFor British English speakers some Dutch sounds are a real challenge, e.g. the aa and ui. These sounds do not exist in English and make you realise that your face has more muscles than you thought! Furthermore, there are also Dutch sounds that may seem similar to an English sound, but are in fact different, e.g. the ee.

In the following exercises you can read and study the correct pronunciation of the above-mentioned sounds and other sounds, specially made for British English speakers.

If you would prefer American English, please check Dutch pronunciation for American English speakers.

This sound is used in words like waar (where), laat (late) and garen (thread/yarn).

This sound is used in words like niet (not), dier (animal) and kiezen (choose).

This sound is used in words like een (one), thee (tea) and lezen (read).

This sound is used in words like veer (feather), veel (much/many/a lot) and leren (learn).

This sound is used in words like we (we), de (the) and maken (make).

This sound is used in words like reizen (travel), mijn (my) and rijk (rich).

This sound is used in words like duur (expensive), huren (rent) and nu (now).

This sound is used in words like neus (nose) and keuken (kitchen).

This sound is used in words like deur (door), geul (trench) and kleuren (colours).

This sound is used in words like buiten (outside), thuis (at home) and suiker (sugar).

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