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What’s Dangerous in Denmark? Posted by on May 19, 2017

Australia’s got sharks, Canada is grizzly ground, Iceland has volcanoes. But what is farlig [farlee] (dangerous) in Danmark? Lots of people enjoy a bit of spænding i tilværelsen (excitement in ”the being” = in life). If we as mennesker (humans) didn’t appreciate a good kick, I guess we wouldn’t springe ud i faldskærm (”jump out”…

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Talking about prices Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

Er Danmark dyrt? (Is Denmark expensive?) Many priser (prices) certainly are higher than in lots of other countries, so don’t be too surprised when you come here as a tourist! 🙂 Here are some expressions for talking about prices and payment in general. dyr, billig (expensive, cheap) pris (price) penge (moneys – yes, it’s a…

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Your name is what? Posted by on Apr 21, 2017

Hvad hedder du? (What’s your name?) Jeg hedder… Talking about navn/e (name/s) is important when making new friends. Let’s look at Danish naming traditions! H.C. Andersen is probably the most famous dansker (Dane) of all time… Like all danskere, he’s got a • fornavn [fore-naoon] – in this case: Hans Christian – and an •…

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Enter the Danish Ice Age Posted by on Mar 31, 2017

Sommeren er på vej, og det betyder is! (Summer is coming, and that means ice cream!) Even though it’s only forår (Spring, literally ”fore-year”), Danes love ice cream, and the combination of temperatures around fjorten grader (fourteen degrees of Celsius) or so and a bit of sol (sun) is an excellent excuse to buy yourself…

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Are Danes Equal? Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

I går var det Kvindernes Internationale Kampdag (”the Women’s International Day of Struggle”), and Danish kvinder (women) and mænd (men) gathered in the streets to fejre (celebrate) and demonstrere for ligestilling (demonstrate for equality). Danmark is among the world’s most egalitarian countries – still, it lags behind the other nordiske lande (Nordic countries) in international…

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