Learn Dutch

With this language, you can master not only Belgium Flanders, but Holland as well, and the language of South Africa( Afrikaans )is very similar to it. Alphabet seams familiar, but prononsiation is different.

A - a B - be C - ce D - de E - e F - ef
G - ge H - ha I - i J - je K - ka L - el
M - em N - en O - o P - pe Q - qu R - er
S - es T - te U u - u V - ve W - we X - iks
Y - y IJ ij - (lange ij ) Z - zet


IJ ij was once written Y y, which is now only used in foreign loanwords.
Dutch pronunciation (Nederlandse uitspraak)
b = [p] at the end of a word, [b] elsewhere
d = [t] at the end of a word, [d] elsewhere
e = [ə] in unaccented syllables
g = [x] at the start of a word, [ʁ] elsewhere in some parts
of the Netherlands. In some dialects, g = [ɣ]

r is usually silent before g. Elsewhere = [r].
In some dialects, r = [ʁ] or [ʀ]

Sample text in Dutch

Alle mensen worden vrij en gelijk in waardigheid en rechten geboren. Zij zijn begiftigd met verstand en geweten, en behoren zich jegens elkander in een geest van broederschap te gedragen.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Longer sample text (Tower of Babel)

Dutch language courses, dictionaries, etc
Online Dutch lessonshttp://www.learndutch.org/http://www.speakdutch.nl/http://www.taalthuis.com/http://www.dutchtrav.com/http://www.gnomjas.nl/html/dutch/http://sayitindutch.web-log.nl/http://www.foreigndocuments.com/learndutch/http://learndutch.elanguageschool.net/
Online Dutch <> English dictionaryhttp://www.freedict.com/onldict/dut.html
Dutch Electronic talking dictionarieshttp://www.ectaco.com/dictionaries/list.php3?refid=2516&lang=40
Radio Nederland Wereldomroep - online Dutch radiohttp://www.rnw.nl/
Online Dutch newshttp://www.nd.nl/http://www.ad.nl/http://www.amersfoortsecourant.nl/http://www.telegraaf.nl/http://www.nieuws.nl/http://www.fd.nl/
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