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Pronunciation of plural words in Dutch

Consider this simple example: "Zie slapen".

Is correct pronunciation of slapen with a "puh" or "pen" sound at the end? I thought it was pronounced like "slapuh", but I have heard "slapen" in other examples.

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Make that "Zij slapen"

For learning: Dutch
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    If you like to learn ABN you should go for "pen".


    I was once severely admonished by my then-girlfriend - who was of course Dutch - for dropping the "n". You could say it's a colloquial habit, but apparently it also sounds lazy and sloppy (according to her).

    I now feel pretty much the same when I meet learners who think sloppy English is adequate.

    'Slapen' is the correct pronunciation, 'slapuh' is dialect (or "Tussentaal").

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