Tag Archives: Dutch

Pronunciation tip: Dutch names

Any time I get to watch speed skating, I can’t help but notice two things: Dutch skaters are really good, and English-speaking announcers are really… challenged by Dutch names. So I decided to do a pronunciation tip that gives you a heads-up on some key details of Dutch pronunciation.

Germany, Allemand, Deutschland, Saksa, Tyskland, Niemcy…

My latest article for TheWeek.com is about how (and why) some countries have completely different names in different languages:

The Netherlands, Holland, and the Dutch: Why some countries have so many different names