As a native Dane, something that I’ve noticed when speaking to people from far and wide (and especially the US.. Sorry, Americans!) is that people tend to be confused about my nationality and my language. I’ve lost count of how many times people assumed that the Danish speak Dutch. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t … Read more Danish VS Dutch – What Are The Differences? (Is Dutch And Danish The Same Language?)
Denmark is a small country in Northern Europe with 5.5 million inhabitants. The people of Denmark speak Danish. But which other languages do they speak? In the following I’m going to go through a few of the most common languages spoken in Denmark. Danish, more than just a pastry! The Danish language belongs to the … Read more Which Languages Do The People Of Denmark Speak? (Other Than Danish)
The “stød” is a feature in Danish pronunciation that many learners of Danish struggle to get right. It’s often characterized as what’s more generally called a “glottal stop” in linguistics. Some argue, however, that the stød is not exactly the same thing and that especially some dialects of Danish use the feature in a much … Read more How to pronounce the “stød” or Glottal Stop in Danish
Danish is a Scandinavian language spoken by less than 6 million people in the world. Almost all of them live in Denmark and good part of them speak pretty good English. Yet, there’s a growing interest in the world for learning Danish! And while Danish won’t help you while traveling the world (other than Denmark) … Read more Is Danish hard to learn? – An honest look at the language.
Danish is a language of some 5,5 million speakers in Northern Europe. Most of them (us) speak pretty decent English. Still – you probably have your own reasons to learn the Danish language. It might be a heritage language, you might have Danish friends with whom you want to speak in their language. Perhaps you … Read more How long does it take to learn Danish?
Danish: A Scandinavian language spoken by some 5,5 million people in the Northern European country, Denmark. Most people wouldn’t pick Danish first when setting out picking up a new language. But Danish has it’s charm. It’s related to English and has many similarities, yet strangely different in the way it’s spoken. In this article, I’ll … Read more How To Learn Danish (A Beginner’s Guide To Learning Danish By Yourself)
Easy stories in simple Danish for beginners Below you’ll find my Danish translation and my recordings of 5 mini stories. I hope you’ll find them useful as a resource. I spent a lot of time translating and recording these into Danish, so please let me know what you think in the comments below! If you’re … Read more 5 Danish Mini Stories With Audio (Dialogues for Danish Beginners And Intermediate Students)
Danish parallel sentence texts with audio are hard to come by Since I’ve been learning languages, I’ve been on the lookout for good learning materials online. I always look for parallel texts in a language I understand next to my target language as well as corresponding audio recordings. These kind of texts are extremely useful, … Read more “Hvem er hun” A Danish dialogue with audio and translation
An awkward dialect I grew up in a small Danish town called Haderslev, some 50 km’s from the German border. This region, known as Sønderjylland, or Southern Jutland is known for its dialect which, for most other Danes, is quite difficult to understand. The region was the scene for several wars with Germany throughout history, … Read more Sønderjysk: The Danish dialect that got away