1. I've read plural -en is often pronounced as a schwa: boek /buk/, boeken /bukə/. Is this the way I should learn to pronounce it in general?
2. Does this apply to the infinitive endings of verbs like leven?
1. A common question I'm sure. I read Dutch has masculine, feminine, neuter. Yet courses only teach whether a noun is de/het. Does this mean I should only learn nouns as common or neuter? And that native speakers themselves will use "hij" for all common nouns, rather than hij/zij depending on its historical gender?
Narbleh wrote:Is the pronoun "Het" as in "Het regent" also optionally pronounced as "ət" like when it's a definite article?
Narbleh wrote:I assume they use the Netherlands accent, similar to how every French course teaches Parisian?
Aurinĭa wrote:the breakfast = het ontbijt
to have breakfast = ontbijten (past tense: ontbeet/ontbeten; hebben ontbeten)Narbleh wrote:I assume they use the Netherlands accent, similar to how every French course teaches Parisian?
Most courses pay more attention to Dutch Dutch, yes. Unfortunately. I seem to remember Car complained about that some time ago, maybe she has found some resources for Belgian Dutch, if you're interested.
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