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For Chinese speakers some Dutch sounds can be a real challenge, e.g. the r and n: the r is sometimes pronounced as an l and the n is often changed into a nasal sound. Furthermore, some complex sounds (ui and eu) make you realise that your face has more muscles than you thought! 

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

 

This sound is used in words like raam (window), maar (but) and varen (sail).

This sound is used in words like zon (sun), onder (under) and van (from/of).

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 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 buiten (outside), thuis (at home) and suiker (sugar).

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