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Words From The Easter Egg Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

It’s påske (Easter)! Last year I told you about the various dag/e (day/s) of Easter in Denmark. Let’s look at some words associated with this important højtid (festival, literally ”high-time”): kirke (”KEERkeh”, church). As a rule, Denmark is not a very religious country. However, even the typical Danish tvivler (doubter) might fall in love with…

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7 Ways To Survive The Danish Winter Posted by on Mar 24, 2013

Sne, sne, sne. Like most of Northern Europe, Denmark has been covered by snow the last many weeks. Everybody is waiting for forår (Spring), yet it seems like the vinter never ends this year… Here are a few things you can do to survive winter in Denmark: vinterbade (”winter-bathe”). Go and join ’em ”crazy” vinterbadere…

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Who’s Got The World’s Biggest Mouth? Posted by on Mar 14, 2013

Hvem har verdens største mund? On a global scale, that might be Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. In Denmark, however, the guy most people would associate with an exceptionally large mund [mawn] is … Kim Larsen. Kim Larsen [kim LAH-s’n] is one of the biggest stars in the field of Danish-language pop and rock…

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4 Easy Ways To Be Posted by on Mar 8, 2013

It’s been a while since I last talked to you about grammatik ([gramaTICK], grammar). For some learners, that’s more or less a necessary evil. I always say that learning grammar can be just as sjovt ([shorwt], fun) as exploring the culture or learning vocabulary. Let’s talk about at være (to be). One of the first…

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