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Talking about prices Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

Er Danmark dyrt? (Is Denmark expensive?) Many priser (prices) certainly are higher than in lots of other countries, so don’t be too surprised when you come here as a tourist! 🙂 Here are some expressions for talking about prices and payment in general. dyr, billig (expensive, cheap) pris (price) penge (moneys – yes, it’s a…

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Danish Is A Zoo! Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

Isn’t it fun that @ is called elephant’s trunk A (snabel-a) in Danish? 🙂 While I’m sure that other languages use animal expressions too, I love the way dyr (animals) keep popping up in dansk: If something costs en hund (a dog), you’ll have to betale (pay) et hundrede kroner (100 Kroner). Did you get…

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The Danish Dream of Working Less Posted by on Jan 9, 2014

You take the blue pill – you get your drømmejob (job-of-your-dreams), with long, interesting, busy days and en fed løn (a fat salary). You take the red pill – you get a deltidsjob (part-time job) with short days and a lot of fritid (leisure time) – but considerably less penge (money). I hope you forgive…

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