Language is so dynamic. It's constantly shifting. It changes from nuance to nuance depending on generation, culture, population, political correctness and slang. I've known of immigrants - Greek-Australians - who on retirement from work in Australia, decide to reverse-migrate, back to the old country of Greece, to live out their declining years. To their surprise… Continue reading What Did You Say? Favourite Idioms
A shopping centre was destroyed by a bomb yesterday. One side says the shopping centre was empty and the detonatation was due to location of enemy weapons supplied by the western powers. The other side says says 1000 people were situated in the centre when the bomb hit. And when asked about the veracity of… Continue reading On Ukraine
Do you think of the Irish famine or Germany when it comes to potatoes? Continuing on discussing vernacular language and strange idioms, Google threw this up at me today: I am Danish and might sometimes be a surt løg (a sour onion) read: a grumpy, critical person, although never as self-confessed as my blogger friend… Continue reading Potatoes and Desperately Danish
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
Ese's challenge is to post a photo you have taken and a quote, attributed to its author, and of course related to your image. Every week on Sunday she posts a new prompt.
Prompt 6 – DESIRE
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