Monday, September 05, 2005

Your First Danish Lesson

Here's a question for you. What's the largest country in Scandinavia? Look at a map if you like, I will wait.

After looking at the map you will probably say Sweden or perhaps Finland. Well, you are wrong. Denmark is the largest. It may look small on the map, but you are perhaps forgetting that most of Denmark's territory is made up of the world's largest island, Greenland. Yup, Greenland is an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Denmark.

Space Nakji needs to learn Danish and so I thought I would give her a couple of phrases. One of the best things about Danish, I think, is the o with a circle through it, Ø. You have to admit that is pretty cool. It sounds a bit like the 'ir' in bird, if you were wondering...

Hello - Goddag
Goodbye - Farvel
Thank you - Tak
How are you? - Hvordan har du det?
Good - Godt
Bad - Dårligt / Slemt
So so - Nogenlunde (way better than so so!)

Where is the toilet? - Hvar er toilettet?

one - en
two - to
three - tre
four - fire
five - fem
six - seks
seven - syv
eight - otte
nine - ni
ten - ti

That should be enough to start with.... For more, check out this link.

San Nakji for President!


Oricon Ailin said...

I've seen that mermaid on the rock picture before. Is that in Denmark??

And y'all have way more patience with languages. I am NOT good at them at all. hehee

San Nakji said...

He he, you speak Texan pretty well! Yup, this Little Mermaid statue is in Copenhagen. Great city.