Mariane from Far Away Blogs have again formulated this post in my Learning Danish series. I appreciate her continuing wisdom and advice. A frequently used word in English and Danish: desuden – besides, moreover, in addition, furthermore. (Adverb) Pronounced with a soft, almost silent 'd' It is used in several ways: Synonyms: derudover desforuden… Continue reading Learning Danish for Beginners – desuden
This week I have the assistance of Mariane, over at the blog: Far Away as a volunteer native Danish speaker, whose has provided some meticulous explanations and examples of this week's words. All credit goes to her for this week's examples. Her input and guidance is deeply appreciated. I have learnt an abundance from Mariane… Continue reading Learning Dansk – Extending your Danish Vocabulary for Beginners
Every so often I can across a word in Danish that is fairly basic, yet I have not seen it yet.
Here are a couple of examples of complaints, interjections and rumour:
When one starts to learn Danish, the easiest things to remember are the basic greetings on special occasions.
Bruge bruge/brug - to use. Det er skik og brug - (it is the custom). bruge op - (use up) smørret er brugt op - (the butter is finished). Hint: Pronounce 'br' at the back of the throat, almost like 'pu' in pull, or 'poo' in poor. Silent g. Burde burde- should, ought to. Skulle… Continue reading Learning Danish – Common words
Dagens chok: Går lige om hjørnet på huset, og dér står et stort rådyr - jeg ved snart ikke, hvem der blev mest forskrækket. Today's shock: Going around the corner of the house, and there stands a large deer - I know soon not know who was most frightened Pronounciation tip: lige - soft… Continue reading Learning Danish: forskrækket – frightened; spændende – exciting
Learning Danish - Improving Vocabulary - "passe"