It is similar to the German word das Gefängnis
Interesting how the neuter gender does not carry over to Dutch
same case with de Auto
Is S pronounced like sh?
No, the "s" is pronounced like the "s" in the English pronunciation of "Paris".
Is the second "e" not pronounced?
Yes, it is. Try "ge va nge nis" using that nasal sound for the "ng"
Ah yes, thank you. I can hear it now.