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Words for the Wardrobe Posted by on Jun 30, 2020

Tøj skaber folk (clothes create people), as the saying goes. Here are some handy words to get you covered fra top til tå (from top to toe). No matter how much the sun might scorch you from the big blue sky, only a few beaches in Denmark will allow you to walk around nøgen (naked)…

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Hooray! A border turns 100 Posted by on May 22, 2020

100 years ago, the northernmost part of Germany became Danish – once again. To loud cheers, king Christian X rode his white horse across the old grænse (border) to claim his new land, July 10th 1920. What’s the fuss all about? Away from the border region, many Danes don’t really know – but the celebration…

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Danish Cabin Fever Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

Billede af Tanja Schwarz-Krapp fra Pixabay

Hvordan går det? (How are you doing?) A lot of people in Denmark are currently suffering from coronakuller, the Danish equivalent of cabin fever! Of course, this is caused by the worldwide pandemic, which makes people stay hjemme [yemmeh]. Let’s get our heads out of that cabin! 🙂 Truth be told, Danes are notorious homebodies…

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Staying Curious in Times of Need Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

Det er en svær tid for mange mennesker. (It’s a hard time for many people.) Men livet må gå videre! (But life must go on!) Måske kan du bruge noget af ventetiden på at lære dansk? (Maybe you can spend some of the waiting time on learning Danish?) Here’s some core vocabulary and a bit…

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Easily Made Adverbs Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Quick learners will quickly learn: Just as adjectives describe nouns (slow + learner) adverbs describe verbs (slowly + learn). In English, most adverbs take the ending -ly. In Danish, it’s also relatively easy. (All right, as those word just showed, an adverb can also describe an adjective: relatively + hard…) 🙂 The rule of thumb…

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Going out in Denmark Posted by on Jan 31, 2020

How do Danes survive the dark season? For many, the answer lies in good company and saying cheers across a table full of beers and drinks. For a Nordic country, Denmark has a vibrant natteliv (night life), with many places you can gå i byen (go out, literally ”go into town”). Even the smallest Danish…

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All has been perfect Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

Har du fået nogle fine julegaver? (Have you got some nice Xmas presents?) With the festive days fresh in mind, the time has come to look at the perfect tense. Have you ever thought about the perfect tense? It’s used to talk about a span of time that includes both the present moment and the…

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