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Colour your tongue! Posted by on May 28, 2016

Can you imagine a day without farver (colours)? It’s no wonder that many language courses are quick to introduce a few colours. Here are the basic ones in Danish – can you guess the meaning of the words? 1 rød 2 blå 3 gul 4 grøn 5 brun 6 orange [oRANGSHeh] 7 lilla 8 sort…

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Oops! The Danish Irony Posted by on May 19, 2016

”Det var bare mega fedt!” (It was just mega nice!) The guy telling this to his friend had lost his bilnøgler (car keys), topping a rather awful day where everything just went wrong. Fortunately, his friend was a Dane accustomed to ironi [eeronEEh] (irony). She understood that losing the keys hadn’t been a nice experience…

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Denmark in Tokyo Posted by on May 1, 2016

Coming from et lille land (a small country), many Danes worry what foreigners – especially Americans – think about them. Whenever the tennis player Caroline Wozniacki or another Danish kendis [KENN-diss] (famous person) gets ”big in the U.S.A.”, Danish journalister [shoor-] (journalists) seem to get really busy. 🙂 But some Danes get, as the saying…

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