Dutch Spelling Basics

In Dutch grammar, some basic spelling rules are applied to the plurals of nouns, conjugations of verbs, and inflections of adjectives. By learning and applying these simple rules, you can avoid beginner's mistakes.

Single and Double Letter Long Vowels

The long vowels /aa/, /ee/, /oo/, and /uu/ are written with two letters in a closed syllable and with a single letter in an open syllable.

Application to the Plurals of Nouns

Singular Plural
naam namen
keel kelen
oor oren
uur uren

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Published on Friday, October 18, 2013. Updated on Thursday, October 24, 2019.

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