‘Meteorologisch’ is the most difficult Dutch word to pronounce

‘Meteorologisch’ most difficult Dutch word to pronounce

20th April 2015, Comments 1 comment

Meteorologisch (meteorological) is the most difficult Dutch word to pronounce, according to Dutch language experts.

The Onze Taal language organisation used its Facebook page to draw up a list of the 10 most difficult Dutch words and encouraged people to vote.

In total, 2,880 people had their say on the Onze Taal website. Meteorologisch, with 35 percent of the vote, was a narrow winner over defibrilleren, which took 32 percent. In third place was the desert bavarois, with just 11 percent.

Top 10

1. meteorologisch

2. defibrilleren

3. bavarois

4. uil (owl)

5. aluminium

6. munitie

7. cholesterol

8. identiteit

9. nieuws

10. industrieel

© Dutch News

1 Comment To This Article

  • Geoff posted:

    on 20th April 2015, 16:17:02 - Reply

    I find 'herinneren' much harder than this top ten.