Neushoorn is like the german word Nashorn because they have a horn on they nose
Oooohhhhh. I told "neushoorn" to my brother who laughed and said that sounds like minecraft
Sometimes I struggle so much pronouncing Dutch correctly that I think I'm learning a made up language... Like, I don't have sure how many phonemes a letter can consist and some of the sounds are nasalised and guttural at the same time! :£
Im so struggling on some pronunciations. I cant figure put how to pronounce sheep!
As far as I've read in other comments, how you pronounce "sch" in 'schaap' is first with a 's'-'sh' sound (a bit of each I believe), and then it sounds like the 'h' in English "house". It's a real mess, but I think it is not far from what the recordings say.
Like, why? Is it that important for me to know how a rhinoceros is called and spelled in Dutch before I learn more useful things?
It's useful for me as i read and watch childrens books/shows to help with my learning dutch. They always focus on animals. :)