https://www.duolingo.com/GlenWeinbe

Pronunciation

After using this app to learn Dutch for some time I learned that my pronunciation is wrong. I was recently in the Netherlands and the people said I am pronouncing words wrong, however that is how the app pronounces them.

Such words

Mij Zij Hij Mijn Twee Belangrijk Zijn Reisen

Basically, how should one pronounce ei, ee, and ij?

3 years ago

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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In the Netherlands (well, at least in standard Dutch), there is no difference between 'ij' and 'ei', and it is pronounced like /ɛɪ/. (As comparison to this one ('ei'), here is 'ij' pronounced)

'Ee' is pronounced like /e/.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rrbrambley
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This is bothering me as well. Not quite sure how there aren't more people talking about this. "Mijn" and "Klein" are pronounced like the German "Mein" and "Klein," apparently. Or so my Dutch friends tell me. Kind of crazy that I could be spending so much time learning this language and not even know how to pronounce these words.

4 months ago
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