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For French speakers some Dutch sounds are a real challenge, e.g. the h and l. As the h is not pronounced in French, you can easily tell if somebody is French when you hear allo instead of hallo (hello). Furthermore, the l can be pronounced in two different ways in Dutch, whereas in French there is only one.  

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

This sound is used in words like hallo (hello), haar (her) and behalve (except).

This sound is used in words like bal (ball) and kaal (bald).

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

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 (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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