https://www.duolingo.com/ChristophS242370

How to test my pronounciation?

Hello,

I'm learning dutch since round about 3 weeks. My main problem is that I don't have a counterpart who does give me feedback about my pronounciation. Are ther some lectures where the correct dutch pronounciation will be checked? If not: What can I do to get practice? May be there is someone from the netherlands who learns german and also would like to have someone giving feedback in pronounciation.

Regards, Christoph

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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There are websites which can get you into contact with native speakers so you can chat, you can google for this, or maybe somebody else can advise a website (I wouldn't know, I never tried it).

Next to that, what you can do, is listening a lot to Dutch audio and trying to repeat it at the same time (I'd say start with easy things like Sesamstraat). There is a lot of Dutch audio available. I'd say, practice with whatever interests you. If you are an avid news follower, watch/listen to/read Dutch news, if you're into music, listen to Dutch music, if you like reading, read in Dutch, if you like comics, get your hands on some Dutch comics.

Next to that if you're watching people speaking Dutch (e.g. on youtube) it can help to repeat out loud after them, for a number of reasons: to increase your confidence in speaking, to help you remember words/sentences and to train your (facial) muscles producing Dutch sounds.

Some examples of sources you can use:

You can find some more audio resources here:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6932068

And a very useful discussion with lots of Dutch resources:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7168206

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/whukriede
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You might listen to NOS1.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristophS242370

Yes that is a quite good idea. Acutally I use an Android app providing several dutch TV stations.

Bedankt

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaneEmily

There's sites such as gospeaky.com, wespeke and conversation exchange that allows you to interact with native speakers to practice conversing and pronunciation :)

3 years ago
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