A dear friend turned the grand age of 80 this week and, for her party, asked the guests not to bring gifts, but instead bring some food. She politely suggested I bring some Potato Salad. Sounds simple enough in principle, but not in practice. Ordinarily, throwing together a potato salad would be child's play, but… Continue reading Potato ‘Patarto’ – Danish Salad
The Concept of Danish Hygge The Danish word Hygge cannot be translated to one word in English, but my description would be,' a cosy and contented feeling of wellbeing one gets when spending quiet time indoors with family and friends.' Tea and cake or a nice glass of wine in the evenings, may help to… Continue reading Danish Spice Cake for Christmas in July
I apologize in advance if you resent, dislike or even hate this post, due to the possible addictive properties of this recipe. As if the aroma of ginger and 'Christmas spices wasn't enough, your tastebuds will be screaming out for more than just one slice! But read on and you'll discover that this cake recipe is not all bad, and it also has many health benefits from the spices it contains, and can actually help with weight control, and a variety of digestive ailments. Using a probiotic yoghurt will also increase the benefits of a slice or two of Danish Spice Cake.....
I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.
Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought provoking. I hope you will too.
I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World
Pleasure - Fornøjelse from the verb fornøje : to please or delight or gratify Fornøjelig -amusing, delightful, pleasant Fornøjelse - pleasure, delight, diversion, amusement. betale fornøjelse: (to) foot the bill finne fornøjelse i: take pleasure/delight in har fornøjelse af: deirive satisfaction from Det er mig en stor fornøjelse at... It gives me great pleasure… Continue reading Learning Danish – Fornøjelse Pleasure
Every one is cutting back, loosing jobs, money and contentment. Thank goodness proverbs are something that has not changed much over the generations. Each Thursday I post a thought-provoking quote/saying and proverb. Here is today's contribution: “Try to be like the turtle–at ease in your own shell.” (Bill Copeland) "Living is like tearing through a… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the world.
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