So, in order to make questions, you just invert the verb-pronoun order just like German?
Yes, exactly! Though I think German takes it to a whole other level. But that's generally how it works.
Can you informally just add a question mark? Like in English, if you are surprised you may say, "He speaks Danish?" If a Dane speaks English and surprises you, can you say, "Du snakker engelsk?"
Yeah, or you could say: "Han snakker dansk?" But then you would generally be almost shouting. But it is a valid way to form questions both in Danish and English.
What about intonation, raising the pitch of your voice as you say dansk?
Would one really use "goddag" and "snakker" in the same sentence? I'd expect either "Goddag, taler du engelsk?" or "Hej, snakker du engelsk?"
yay! something that would actually be helpful in denmark!
Apparently "snakker" would more correctly be "taler" here
To snakke is more informal. Normally you would say: taler du dansk?
what difference is there between snakker and taler?
'Snakker' is rather informal and used for 'chat' or 'talk'
It's my impression that "snakker" as it's used here would sound rather strange to a Dane (preferring instead "taler"). Would you agree?
What wrong with "Good afternoon"?
That would be god eftermiddag.
Thanks, Sam. I just thought that in England one doesn't really say "Good day", but I see I have to translate more literally to satisfy DL.
Although it also accepts 'hello', which would be the English equivalent really. ;)
Good day is used in USA also, but mostly to say hello goodbye in passing on the street. I see you, but i cannot stop to talk.
Eftermiddag. How do you pronounce that ? :)
Pretty much the way it's spelt, as far as I know - only the 'dag' bit sounds fairly similar to the English 'day'. But you'll come across it in other exercises and they'll pronounce it for you.
Why good morning is wrong?
I know this is and old comment but I thought I could help anyway. Good morning is simply godmorgen. Morgen being morning. Day is simply dag. That is why it is wrong.
Selvfølgelig : jeg taler dansk/engelsk men småsnakker med mine venner
This is a confusing one
I just don't know how to pronounce "engelsk".. Can someone help me?
Try saying "angle scale", and then leave the "ale" out. Bonus points if you're eating a potato while pronouncing it.
I spelt it exactly as it said it should be spelt but i had the answer incorrect somehow
is it common to say good day in english? I'd rather say good morning/afternoon7evening instead
No, saying "good day" isn't common. Goddag would commonly be used between about 10 AM and 6 PM, for which English prefers "good morning" and "good afternoon", respectively.
who says good day in english???
No one would say: Goddag snakker du engelsk? , but instead they would say: Goddag, taler du engelsk?