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Archive for December, 2013

Unwrapping the gifts of Christmas Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

Hvad fik du i julegave i år? (What did you get for Christmas this year?) Most Danes are crazy about giving & getting gaver (gifts). Too bad you can only celebrate fødselsdag (birthday) once a year. Heldigvis (fortunately), julen (”the Christmas”) is there to save every Dane from despair… During the December days leading up…

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Lazy phrases Posted by on Dec 22, 2013

Kan du tale dansk? (”Can you speak Danish?”) Danish and English are related languages. As your study of Danish progresses, you’ll see that there are a lot of things that you already ”kind of know” when it comes to grammar and vocabulary. Nevertheless, the language does have at least one grammatical feature that does not…

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Oh When The Nisser… Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Okay, I promised you some more grammar, but I just have to show you this marching band of nisser, who brought December to town a handful of days ago: Julemanden (Father Christmas) was throwing karameller (caramels) – and børnene (the children) loved it! To the delight of many small drenge (boys), even brandbilen (the fire…

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