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Some explanation 

'idem' means the spelling and pronunciation of the word are the same as in English, for example 'hacker'. Often the spelling is exactly the same but the vowels a, e, i, u or y or some consonants such as the r are pronounced in different ways. So no 'idem' there. 

When the emphasis in the Dutch word is different from English, the stressed syllable has been put in bold, just to help you pronounce it correctly immediately, for example: active – actief.


Some advice 

To exercise your Dutch, not just read the words but also try to pronounce them. Or, even better, try to make a simple sentence with words like: ik ben ..., ik heb ..., ik wil …, dat is een …, zij zeggen dat.... 


And now have fun and enjoy!

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Thanks go to a great teacher, Meezan Eglen of York University in Canada, for revision of the English words. Of course all remaining errors and typing mistakes are mine.

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