"Hallo, goedemorgen."

Translation:Hello, good morning.

July 22, 2014



That seems like a really strong english-type R. Dutch seems to have a throaty R similar to German, though admittedly less in a word like this. Forvo to save the day:


July 25, 2014


Dank je wel.

August 9, 2014


It depends on the accent. In some places, the R is very much like the English R. In some, it is more like German, as you say. I believe the standard pronunciation is a rolled R like Spanish.

August 26, 2018


Considering the lengths of these words, I'm assuming the Dutch are good spellers.

August 29, 2014


They don't look like good spellers when you already speak German though :Þ a lot of words look like someone took German, removed the vowels, sprinkled them back in at random, then fixed the length of the words by doubling a bunch up.

December 14, 2015


the number of letters is the same in English :)

November 13, 2014


it would be the same as English has set structures like 'tion' and 'ment' that lengthen words. 'oe' in goed would be a common structure and 'morgen' would be just be a word like 'morning'. they would see and picture the pieces like we do in 'good morning'.

September 5, 2015


Why does this not have an 'n' in it but goedenavond does? Or is there no reason?

July 22, 2014


It has to do with the vowels. Because 'avond' starts with an a, there is a 'n' between, to make it easier to read.

July 22, 2014


Bedankt, that makes sense :)

July 22, 2014


Ah, but hang on. Geodendag has an 'n' but it is not followed by a vowel

July 22, 2014


Goedendag derives from the archaic accusative form "goeden dag", which may mean "(I wish you a) good day".

Goedenavond is also of the same case. But goedemorgen is not in accusative. Sorry, but I do not know why.

PS: The German counterparts of these phrases are all in accusative case.

July 23, 2014


Thanks :)

July 24, 2014


And a good morning to you too! I always say "goedemorgen" or shorter, "morgen" to the receptionist on the way into the office in Amstetdam.

November 30, 2015


I was just curious, why in goedemorgen there is no "n" in the middle, while in goedendag and goedenavond there is... Can someone explain, what's the reason for that? Thank you in advance!

November 20, 2014


I don't think there is a real reason for it. It's one of those annoying irregular things.

November 20, 2014


Good day, juice.

April 15, 2015


Why is the second G (goedemorGen) pronounced so differently?

January 18, 2016


My understanding is that all Dutch g's are guttural, which explains the second, though I don't really hear it in the first?

April 24, 2016


How is it pronounced? Because I definitely heard "hoodemorgen"

December 10, 2014


Very close. Both G's are pronounced differently from English. Depending on where you are from, it can be a voiceless uvular fricative (tongue really far back and makes a hissing noise) or sometimes a voiced velar fricative (tongue like you would say English g but not quite touching). There might also be other pronunciations. I think the first is pretty common.

August 26, 2018


hoi goedemorgen

February 23, 2015


the last n has become silent or what? i didn't hear any n at all?

February 19, 2018


I would post under the comments for this particular sentence, but posts there have been disabled, so I'll ask here: "❤❤❤ gaat het?" -- "How goes it" should be accepted as a translation but it isn't. Why hasn't this mistake been fixed yet?

July 4, 2017


"Hallo" and "hello" both are valid words (in English!).

December 23, 2017


The g isn't quite as gutteral as expected, is this Flem?

June 2, 2018


Can someone please explain how to pronounce the G in Goedemorgen. Bedankt.

July 26, 2018


It's difficult to explain in words. It's like trying to get something out of your throat that's stuck =)

March 31, 2019


why was good day instead of good morning accepted? (word choose thing, mistype)

July 26, 2019


What up with dutch and doublle letters

August 12, 2019


I got it right

August 24, 2019
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