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Queen of Scandinavia Posted by on Sep 30, 2021

Did you know Danmark, Norge (Norway) and even Sverige (Sweden) were once united – and ruled by a kvinde (woman)? This month, Margrete den Første (Margrete the First), a film starring the Danish ”movie queen” Trine Dyrholm, is making its rounds in danske biografer (Danish cinemas). Let’s take a look at this important historisk skikkelse…

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The Scotlands of Denmark Posted by on Sep 27, 2014

Last week the people in Scotland voted no to becoming a country independent from the United Kingdom. For some people in faraway countries, it was maybe the first time they saw the Scottish flag or even heard about Scotland. I want to make sure that you, i det mindste (at least), hear about the parts…

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Planet Denmark Posted by on Apr 11, 2013

Did you know there is a Dane in Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi movie, Oblivion? Danish media seem to be busy making sure that noone forgets that skuespiller (actor) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is, well, a dansker (Dane)… The avis (”a-VEEce”, newspaper) Information [infore-mah-SHON] recently hit the nail on the head when they skrev (wrote) that … Danes…

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Norway in our hearts Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

One year ago, den 22. juli 2011, Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people in cold blood, in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, both in Norway. News of the tragic event spread like wildfire here in Denmark. Previous atrocities of a comparable scale — the Oklahoma bombing in USA [oo-ehs-AH], mass killings…

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