Dansk for vidergående
Denne uge læser vi sider 74 til 81 i kapitel 7
Problems with Communication, Commands, Possessives, Family Words
Ways to say you like, don't particularly like, and hate something
Lyt og gentag (listen and repeat)
Below are some polls to answer. After you choose an answer, click vote. Then you can click results and see how others responded (unless you are the first one to answer the polls! In which case, come back later and check out the results!)
Note that the audio clip skips
over an optional word that is
included in the textbook.
Here's a goofy little student-made reklame (ad) for a bærbar
(carry-able, that is: portable) computer. There is only one Danish sentence in it, and that is written. Can you translate it?
Here are two clips (sent to me by Carl Walesa - thanks Carl!) of Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's announcement regarding Denmark's new Covid mutation and efforts to minimize its effects.
TV2 (one of Denmark's main tv stations) edited the address down to a 1.25-minute clip.
The Danish subtitles are TV2's. The English subtitles are mine. Try watching the Danish-only clip (top) first and see if there are any words you can catch. Then you can watch the clip with the English subtitles.
Summary of Prime Minister's Address - with Danish subtitles
- with Danish and English subtitles
Using "lad være"
Take a look at the following words and practice telling someone to stop doing that by using "Lad være med at ________" Hover over the box to see the text, click the yellow arrow to hear the verb, click the blue arrow to hear the entire phrase.
Listen to the dialogue and think about or write down the translation. You can check yourself by hovering over Oversættelse (translation).
Danish does not simply use "to" (as in, I go to the school, to the library, to the office, etc). You have to memorize the preposition that "goes with" each place. Usually this is
i (Jeg skal i Tivoli/I'm going to Tivoli),
på (Jeg går på café/I'm going to a cafe), or
til (Jeg vil til Århus/I want to go to Århus).
Below, hover over the place to see the correct preposition, then click the arrow to hear the phrase "I'm going to __________" in Danish.