Guide to Vowel Length and Syllable Accent

The symbols,˘, ˉ, and ˊ, following an entry identify (1) the number of syllables in the word, (2) the length of the vowel or diphthong in each syllable, and (3) on which syllable(s) the primary accent is placed. The symbol, ˘, denotes a short vowel. The symbol, ˉ, denotes a long vowel. Accent is indicated by ˊ.

As an example, the pronunciation field for Handelwese is ˘ˊ ˘ ˉ ˘, which indicates that: (1) Handelwese has four syllables; (2) that the "a" in the first syllable is short, that the "e" in the second syllable is short, that the "e" in the third syllable is long, and that the "e" in the last syllable is short; and (3) that the first syllable is accented.

Guide to Pronunciation—Vowels

Guide to Pronunciation—Consonants

Searching Using the Wildcard Character *

Searching for portions of words, e.g., beginnings of words, ends of words, and words containing specified beginnings and endings may be performed using the wildcard character *. The * character matches no letters or any letters. Thus, a search for "aus*" dictates to the search engine to look for all words beginning with "aus" followed by any series of letters including no letters. A search for "*keit" dictates to the search engine to look for all words ending with "keit" preceded by any series of letters including no letters. A search for "a*mache" dictates to the search engine to look for all words beginning with "a" followed by any series of letters including no letters and ending with "mache."

Below are links to these examples:

https://www.padutchdictionary.com/#q=aus*

https://www.padutchdictionary.com/#q=*keit

https://www.padutchdictionary.com/#q=a*mache

The * character may also be used when searching for English words.