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    Ik was always wondering...

    How do you pronounce letter “s” in word-combination “sp” in Dutch? Is it the same as in German (i.e. English “sh”) or just the same “s”? For example, “spreek” sounds like “sh-p-r-eh-k” or “s-p-r-eh-k”?

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    De 'sh' sound does not exist in the Dutch language, except for some foreign words, eg. goulash.

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    well , if i'm not mistaken

    spreek means = speak

    right ????

    hehehehe ,, coz i'm planning to take dutch course ^^

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    'spreken' means to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    De 'sh' sound does not exist in the Dutch language, except for some foreign words, eg. goulash.
    But that's odd because every time I've heard a Dutch person speak English the 's' always sounds a bit like 'sh'.

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    TU-160 wrote:

    How do you pronounce letter “s” in word-combination “sp” in Dutch? Is it the same as in German (i.e. English “sh”) or just the same “s”? For example, “spreek” sounds like “sh-p-r-eh-k” or “s-p-r-eh-k”?
    It would be pronounced as “s-p-r-eh-k". In Dutch we would not make an 'sh' sound out of the s.

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    Hi,

    'spreek' sort of sounds like 'sprake' (if the word would exist ) in English.

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