Dutch Alphabet

This page contains a table including the following: Dutch alphabet, letters which help you pronounce the words in a given language, you will also learn about the different consonants and vowels, make sure to check out our phrases in Dutch which can be found on the menu above.

Dutch Alphabet


Dutch is spoken by 20 million speakers mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, some small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France. Also in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and in Indonesia. Below are the Dutch Alphabet with has some slightly different pronunciation and an additional letter.

    

Letter Pronunciation Examples
 
A ah As in Amsterdam
B bay As 'b' in boy, like “p” at the end of the word.
C say As 's' before i, e and y; as 'k' in 'cat' before a, o, u and consonants
D day As 'd' in 'Dutch' but as 't' at the end of the word
E ay As in “met”
F ef As in “Fish”
G khay As in the Scottish loch, or Spanish jota “khota”
H hah As in “Hand” or “Holland”
I ie As in “Ink”
J yay “y” as in “you” and not as “J” in “Job”
K kah As in “Kiss”
L el As in “Language”
M em As in “Moon”
N en As in “Netherlands”
O oh As in “Old”
P pay As in “Poland”
Q kuuh As in “Queen”
R err As in “Russian”
S ess As in “Swedish”
T tay As in “Turkish”
U uuh As in “Put” and not like “But”
V vay As “f”, or as “v” in “voice”
W way As in “Windmill”
X iks As in “Complex”
Y eh-ee As in “type” or “Yiddish”
Z zet As in “Zulu”
Exceptional form:
ij As “ei” ” note that this is an additional combined vowel.

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Dutch alphabet, consonants and vowels. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. If you want to practice what you have learnt here, go to Language Test.