The “Dutch Minimal Pairs Examples Flashcards for Anki” are a specially designed pronunciation flashcard deck for Anki, to help you hear, pronounce and memorize the most common Dutch minimal pairs. This digital flashcard deck features audio and IPA to reinforce your learning and make them more memorable for you.

Minimal pairs are pairs of Dutch words that sound very similar but have just 1 sound that differs between them.

Take for example ‘gebeuren’ (IPA: [ɣəbørən] ) meaning ‘to happen’ and ‘geboren’ (IPA: [ɣəborən] ) meaning ‘born’. These 2 words sound very similar but have different meanings.

When learning Dutch, it is important to recognize the difference between these Dutch minimal pairs to improve your listening and speaking skills.

This is an essential Anki deck for those learning Dutch in order to learn pronunciation and improve your listening skills. We recommend learning the Dutch alphabet and Dutch IPA first before using the Dutch minimal pairs deck. This is an exclusive deck only available in the Dutch pronunciation bundle.


Although you can create your own set of flashcards for free, it can be very overwhelming especially if you don’t have any experience using Anki. To create an Anki deck from scratch can be time-consuming. On average it takes 3 minutes to create just 1 card. Our Dutch minimal pairs flashcards has a total of 548 cards and if you were to create your own from scratch it’ll take 17 hours just on card creation alone. This doesn’t include sourcing native audios, learning how to use Anki and studying the cards.

That’s why we created our own Anki Dutch minimal pairs examples flashcards for you. It is quick to install and allows you to not only save time but allows you to focus on learning the differences in sound between the most common Dutch words.

Language: Dutch

Flashcards: 548 (274 Dutch Minimal Pairs Examples x 2 Card Types)

Time: Approx. 2-3 months to Complete

Difficulty: Easy/ Beginners


Anki Dutch Minimal Pairs Examples Flashcards:

This is a set of 548 Anki flashcards pre-made for Dutch learners. Each flashcard contains 2 Dutch words, the IPA of the words and native audio. By using this Anki deck you will be able to:
  • Pronounce each type of sound found in Dutch language correctly with IPA and native Dutch pronunciation audios
  • Test yourself to hear the differences between very similar-sounding Dutch words, thereby, improving your listening comprehension
  • Be familiar with several common Dutch words, as our minimal pair words come from the 10,000 most frequently used Dutch words.
  • Gain more confidence to learn more of the Dutch Language

Who is this for?

This is for individuals who are beginners in learning Dutch. The pre-made Anki deck is suitable for individuals who would like to start learning the basics of Dutch without the hassle and time-consuming process of creating your own Dutch minimal pairs flashcards from scratch. If you are struggling to hear or pronounce the difference between words that sound similar, this deck will help you practice and learn the minimal pairs found in the top 10,000 words in Dutch. We suggest learning Dutch minimal pairs after you have learnt the Dutch alphabet and Dutch IPA.

Where are the Dutch Minimal Pair Words Sourced From?

We developed our own process to painstakingly analyze the top 10,000 most frequent words in Dutch. We found a list of top minimal pairs from those most common 10,000 Dutch words. Our technology discovered pairs of words that sound similar but have just 1 sound that is different. Due to those slight sound differences, those minimal pair words have very distinct meanings. Although, Dutch learners can often be mispronounced or misunderstand these minimal pairs when speaking Dutch and listening to Dutch.

What Is Included?

  • 548 flashcards already made for you to learn the 274 most common Dutch minimal pairs examples. Each flashcard includes the minimal pair of Dutch words, their IPA, and native audio.
  • The Anki Dutch Minimal Pairs Examples Flashcards set uses 2 different types of flashcards, which is 1 flashcard for each minimal pair word.
  • Ready to install Anki flashcard deck to start learning Dutch instantly!

What Will I Learn?

  • Learn Dutch Pronunciation with Minimal Pairs – Get familiar with the 274 most common Dutch sounds via Dutch minimal pair words, which are part of the fundamentals of the entire Dutch language. The Trainer includes a flashcard for each minimal pair, which includes an IPA and native audio for each word to help you with the correct pronunciation.
  • Test Your Knowledge of the Dutch Minimal Pairs – Use spaced repetition included in our Dutch Minimal Pair Pronunciation Anki deck so that you can regularly check your listening comprehension and pronunciation of the Dutch minimal words, and see how you’re progressing, and focus only on the most difficult Dutch sounds.
  • Memorize Dutch pronunciation easily – As you study the Dutch Minimal Pairs Trainer over 2 to 3 months, you will have memorized all of the top 274 most common Dutch minimal pair words and sounds of the Dutch language. Then, you’ll have more confidence speaking and listening in Dutch and take your Dutch study even further.


Below, you can see the Dutch Minimal Pairs Pronunciation Trainer for Anki in action. There are 2 different flashcard types for each Dutch minimal pair, reflecting each word of the pair. The trainer’s flashcards include IPA and audio, so you can make sure that you pronounce and listen to the Dutch words correctly.

1. “Question” of Spanish Minimal Pair Card
2. “Answer 1” of Spanish Minimal Pair Card
3. “Answer 2” of Spanish Minimal Pair Card


Learn the Top 274 Dutch Minimal Pairs Examples

Start learning the top 274 Dutch minimal pairs examples to improve your pronunciation and listening comprehension. As a bonus, you’ll learn common Dutch words as our minimal pair words are sourced from the 10,000 frequently used Dutch words. The Trainer shows each minimal pair words on a flashcard, along with its Dutch IPA to help you with pronunciation.

Pronounce Dutch Minimal Pair Words Correctly With Native Audios

Each flashcard contains an audio of the minimal pair words spoken by a Dutch native to help you pronounce correctly the Dutch word in the Dutch accent. You also have the option to replay the audios of the minimal pair words so that you can really hone in on the differences in Dutch sounds.

Test Your Pronunciation & Listening Comprehension with Dutch Minimal Pairs Examples

Use spaced repetition included in our Dutch Minimal Pairs Anki deck so that you can regularly check your knowledge of Dutch sounds and the differences between them. See how you’re progressing, and focus only on the most difficult Dutch minimal pairs.


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