Pronunciation of 'hoi'

[spelling en uitspraak]
How do you pronounce 'gezellig'? What is the difference between 'eu' and 'ui'? How do you write...? You can use the phonetic keyboard if you are familiar with phonetic symbols.
[Jan. 12, 2008: due to the forum update, the phonetic keyboard has been temporarily disabled.]
Post Reply
User avatar
Waardevol lid
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:46 pm
Country of residence: Poland
Mother tongue: Polish
Second language: English (Great Britain)
Third language: Dutch (Netherlands)
Fourth language: Hebrew
Fifth, sixth, seventh, ..., languages: I'm learning also Arabic.
I'm beginning to learn Irish Gaelic.
Gender: Female

Pronunciation of 'hoi'

Post by Fabiola » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:26 pm


How do you pronounce precisely a word 'hoi' ?

Is it [ ho.i ] or [hoi ] ?

Thank you for your answer

User avatar
Retired moderator
Posts: 1974
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:14 pm
Country of residence: Netherlands
Mother tongue: Dutch (Netherlands)
Second language: English
Third language: German
Fourth language: French
Fifth, sixth, seventh, ..., languages: Russisch (in progress...)
Gender: Female

Re: Pronunciation of 'hoi'

Post by Joke » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:13 pm

Hoi rhymes with the English word toy: a short o sound, followed by a y as in yes.
I'm not so good with IPA so I don't know if that matches one of your suggestions.

You can hear Bieneke say hoi on this page.

User avatar
Posts: 1170
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:07 pm
Mother tongue: Hungarian

Re: Pronunciation of 'hoi'

Post by Bert » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:41 pm


Post Reply