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.
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.
|Alaska, Maria, Panama|
|Bravo, Alabama, Lab|
|David, Granada, Ted|
|Franco, Cafe, Ralf|
|Hi, Bahamas, Mitzvah|
|Kiwi, Okay, Mark|
|Laura, Claudia, Brazil|
|New York, Anita, John|
|Okay, Hotel, Paulo|
|Panama, Filipa, Top|
|Robert, Portugal, Qatar|
|Sam, Eskimo, Paris|
|Taiwan, Ontario, Janet|
|Xray, Alexandria, Alex|
|Zulu, Amazon, Jazz|
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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.
|In The Morning||s' Morgens|
|In the evening||'s Avonds|
|At Night||'s Nachts|
|Hurry up!||Schiet op!|
|Some languages are hard||Sommige talen zijn moeilijk|
|Many students speak Korean||Veel studenten spreken Koreaans|
|How old is your sister?||Hoe oud is jou zus|
|I love my husband||Ik hou van mijn man|
|This is my wife||Dit 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 cute||Jou dochter is erg schattig|
|What time is it?||Welk uur is het?|
|It's 10 o'clock||Het is 10:00 uur|
|Give me this!||Geef me dit!|
|I love you||Ik hou van je|
|Are you free tomorrow evening?||Ben je morgenavond vrij?|
|I would like to invite you for dinner||Ik zou u graag uitnodigen voor het diner|
|Are you married?||Ben je getrouwd?|
|I'm single||Ik 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!|
|I feel sick||Ik ben ziek|
|It hurts here||Het doet hier pijn|
|It's urgent!||Het is dringend|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||waar is de dichtstbijzijnde apotheek?|
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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.