How to Pronounce the Dutch Alphabet

By Margreet Kwakernaak

Part of Dutch For Dummies Cheat Sheet

It’s best to begin with the basics, so here’s the Dutch alphabet which shares the same format as English, but pronounces the letters slightly differently. Take a look at the phonetic tips next to each for how to say each one.

A ah N en
B bay O oa
C say P pay
D day Q kuw
E ay R her
F ef S es
G khay T tay
H hah U uw
I ee V fay
J yay W way
K kah X ix
L el Y ehy
M em Z zet