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Most Danish Words Posted by on May 31, 2018

Which words or phrases are the ”most Danish”? Of course, such a spørgsmål (question) is very hard to answer… Besides, there are so many to pick! Below are my (current) candidates for the prize – do you (dis)agree? øl [url] (beer). Of course, not every Dane drinks beer… But in the home country of the…

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Højskole Highs Posted by on Aug 23, 2012

A few months ago, I met three students at Ry Højskole for a chat… Who’re you and what are you doing here at Ry Højskole? My name is Daniel and I’m a student here at Ry Højskole. I have chosen friluftsliv (outdoor life) as my main subject. We canoe and kayak a lot, and we…

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Grundtvig and the Love of Learning Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

These days, elev/er (pupil/s, student/s) all over Denmark are coming back to school life after sommerferien (the summer vacation). Sweating, with the sun shining through the classroom curtains, they’re doing their best to rehearse and learn the answers the teacher would like them to write in their final eksamen [ekSAmen]. Everyone’s competing with themselves and everyone…

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