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Danish Noun Phrases for Dummies Posted by on Apr 30, 2014

Fuglen synger. Bussen kører. (The bird is singing. The bus is driving.) An awful lot of phrases consist of a noun phrase + a verbal phrase. Danish verbal phrases are a piece of cake: Er, for example, means both am, is and are; snakker can be translated as talk, talks and am/is/are talking. Noun phrases…

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Words for Well-Wishers Posted by on Apr 17, 2014

Sometimes we use sproget (the language) as a trylleformular (magical formula). Når nogen nyser (when someone’s sneezing), most Danes will automatically react by saying prosit! [PROSS-it]. In some strange way the little word changes the air, making the sneezer feel better. Below are a handful of other expressions used in order to wish somebody well…

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