Alphabet

Dutch Alphabet (Script and Pronunciation)

Duration: 30 mins

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This first lesson teaches the alphabet in Dutch. This includes the script and pronunciation. If you stay with me from start to finish, I promise you that you will learn a lot. I will try to give examples using both words and sound. That way it will be easy for you to see the letters when they are separate and when they are in a word. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Dutch Classes.

Alphabet

The alphabet is the building block of the Dutch language. Usually it is the first thing a person should start learning, because without it, you can neither read nor write. This means that the following 30 min are going to be the most important in your learning quest. The Dutch alphabet contains 26 letters just like English.

Below is the Dutch alphabet in a table containing 3 columns: The sound of the Dutch letters, the alphabet, examples which include the letter at the beginning, middle and at the end.

Alphabet in Dutch

Sound Alphabet Examples

a

Alaska, Maria, Panama

b

Bravo, Alabama, Lab

c

Canada, Cicilia

d

David, Granada, Ted

e

Emma, Ted

f

Franco, Cafe, Ralf

g

Bach

h

Hi, Bahamas, Mitzvah

i

Iglo, mini

j

Yoga

k

Kiwi, Okay, Mark

l

Laura, Claudia, Brazil

m

Maria, Amsterdam

n

New York, Anita, John

o

Okay, Hotel, Paulo

p

Panama, Filipa, Top

q

Qatar, Iraq

r

Robert, Portugal, Qatar

s

Sam, Eskimo, Paris

t

Taiwan, Ontario, Janet

u

Uzbekistan, Lulu

v

Vatican, Bravo

w

Wow, Hawaii

x

Xray, Alexandria, Alex

y

Yoyo, okay

z

Zulu, Amazon, Jazz

Questions?

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The following is a table showing common sentences. We recommend for you to click on the audio of each expression to hear how it is pronounced. That way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the Dutch alphabet.

Pronunciation in Dutch

Pronunciation Dutch Audio
In The Mornings' Morgens
In the evening's Avonds
At Night's Nachts
Really!Werkelijk!
Look!Kijk!
Hurry up!Schiet op!
Some languages are hardSommige talen zijn moeilijk
Many students speak KoreanVeel studenten spreken Koreaans
How old is your sister?Hoe oud is jou zus
I love my husbandIk hou van mijn man
This is my wifeDit is mijn vrouw
What's your brother called?Hoe heet jou broer
Where does your father work?Waar werkt je vader
Your daughter is very cuteJou dochter is erg schattig
What time is it?Welk uur is het?
It's 10 o'clockHet is 10:00 uur
Give me this!Geef me dit!
I love youIk hou van je
Are you free tomorrow evening?Ben je morgenavond vrij?
I would like to invite you for dinnerIk zou u graag uitnodigen voor het diner
Are you married?Ben je getrouwd?
I'm singleIk ben vrijgezel
Would you marry me?Wil je met mij trouwen?
Can I have your phone number?Mag ik jouw telefoonnummer hebben?
Can I have your email?Mag ik jouw e-mail hebben?
Are you okay?gaat het?
Call a doctor!Bel een Arts
Call the ambulance!bel een ziekenwagen!
Call the police!bel de politie!
Calm down!Kalmeren
Fire!Vuur
I feel sickIk ben ziek
It hurts hereHet doet hier pijn
It's urgent!Het is dringend
Stop!Halt
Thief!Dief!
Where is the closest pharmacy?waar is de dichtstbijzijnde apotheek?

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Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your first alphabet lesson in Dutch. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Dutch Lesson 2. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Dutch homepage.

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