Gronings dialect

Just as East Frisia is considered a remote corner of Germany, Groningen is also far away from our Randstad and its Standard Dutch.

Groningen en Oostfriesland

You can see Groningen and East Frisian as one dialect area, with East Frisian adapted to Standard German and Groningen spelling adapted to Standard Dutch. An example of this is the Groningen-East Frisian word for skate. The pronunciation of the word is almost the same, but the spelling is different.

Oostfries

Gronings

Nederlands

Schöfel

Scheuvel

Schaats

Lüttje

Lutje

Klein

Neei

Nij

Nieuw

Mus

Moes

Muis

Sük

Zok

Zich

Böhne

Beune

Zolder

Bloot ([blout])

Bloud

Bloed