Hmm, I feel like Duolingo should start including a language's alphabet's pronounciation in the beginning, in the notes. Just because we have the same Latin alphabet, doesn't mean we're pronouncing it the same, and it takes a long time to figure out how certain letter combos are pronounced on your own. :(
I agree, but especially danish is difficult when reading and trying to understand the sounds behind the letters, mostly vowels.
I agree. We need to learn the alphabet first in this language to read just like Irish.
yknow this is nothing against the creators but that en is really hard to hear. is this because the speech synthesizer is bad or is just omitted in the speech of the language?
No this is just how they talk lol.
Naoo this iz jost hau they tawk.
See our pronunciation has no correlation to spelling either lol
I got enticed by the lack of verb conjugation for person and number....and then I get trapped in silent letters...I hope they're not as random as in English! :)
Not quite as random, there is a pattern to it, similar to French. If you want a more consistent spelling system, then Norwegian and Swedish are easier in this regard, plus they have the same lack of verb conjugations.
Get ready to be frustrated with Danish pronunciation and all the missing letters. It's hell... The robot voice won't make it easier.
The speech is correct, danish is HARD to learn! I'm glad I was born in Denmark ;-)
Why ? I want to learn danish but not swedish but if you think that learn swedish first really help just tell me
It's pretty similar to this language, and since I'm a native English speaker, it is a pretty simple starting language.
Yes, jeg is pronounced /'jai/ when stressed, and /'ja/ or /'jə/ when unstressed.
- Jeg er en pige -> "I am a girl".
- Jeg er pigen -> "I am the girl".
In Danish the definite article is suffixed; pigen is known as the "definite form" of the noun pige. En pigen it is not possible in Danish; that would be like to say *"A the girl" in English, that makes no sense.
Well to my best understanding, and if you want to say it fast: Ya ern peeyih
Remember there are four words even when you say it fast. 'en' is an important word
when I write "I am the girl" it says me correct but correct is wrong "I am one girl" sorry but I am from Poland and I speak Eanglish a little
The Audio is too fast for me!! As a beginner in the language I can not pick up each word clearly!!!
So are verbs not conjugated in Danish at all? er seems to mean to be regardless of the pronoun or noun in front of it
In Danish verb conjugation is even easier than in English: verbs are not conjugated at all according to person. Present tense of verb at være "to be" is always er:
- Jeg er: "I am".
- Du er:"You are".
- Han/hun/den/det er: *He/she/it is".
- Vi er: "We are".
- I er: "You are" (plural).
- De er: "They are".