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Danes Do Bo Posted by on Sep 24, 2016

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If you come to Denmark from the south, it’ll maybe be a kind of kulturchok (culture shock) to see just how attached Danes are to their hjem [yem] (homes)! Of course, people in cities går mere i byen (go out more; literally: ”go more in the city”). Still, even in Copenhagen the answer to your…

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10 Great Posts for Beginners Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

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Are you new to the Danish language? 🙂 In that case: Velkommen! On this blog you’ll find a wide variety of topics of everything related to Danish language and culture. Whether you come to Denmark for the beers and beaches or want to read Søren Kierkegaard in the original language, there should be something for…

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Fun and special words in Danish Posted by on Aug 27, 2016

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Sometimes learning Danish vocabulary can be really fun – you discover items that make you giggle or shake your head in disbelief: How could anyone even think of an expression like that? A Romanian Danish-learner I knew, was absolutely thrilled by the word agurk [uh-GOOAK] (cucumber). ”It sounds like something an alien would say!” he…

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Making a call to Customer Support Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

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Calling a Danish company for kundeservice [KUNNehservis] (customer support)? Although the (wo)man at the other end of the line probably speaks good English, (s)he might just give you that extra amount of attention if you do speak Danish! 🙂 Here are a few phrases to keep you going. Tryk 1 for menu, tryk 2 for…

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Souvenir Hunting in Denmark Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

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Hej! Hvordan går det? Hopefully, your answer is godt [got] (good)! 🙂 To many people, sommeren ([the] Summer) is a time for rejser [RYEsor] (travels). Maybe you even found your way to Danmark, to enjoy the byer (towns), strande (beaches) and øer (islands) of verdens lykkeligste land (the world’s happiest country)? Here are some souvenirer…

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