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A beautiful language

Danish has a pleasant grammar, it has nice words for things, and I've discovered that it sounds very pretty when sung.

I thought I would just take a peek and drop it, but there is so much humor and instruction in the lessons, the tips and the discussion, and the language itself is so fascinating, I think I'll just keep going for a while.

September 1, 2014



Well that's the first time I've heard THAT! :D

Glad you like the course, and that you find the tips/lessons motivating :)


Really? I was trying to be conservative.

My comment about how sweet it sounds when sung came from listening to some Disney songs that had been translated into Danish.

About the grammar, I particularly like the postfix articles, the simple genitive and the handy verbs.

The side benefit of getting a head start on other Scandanavian languages is also a big plus.


Yes, more people seem to take this attitude ;) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4392879

(I was going to link straight to the YouTube video, but I think everybody needs to see this video, so I made a separate post.)


Wait a minute. Were you teasing me for being obvious?


Haha, no no, I'm not that arrogant. I just usually hear from people that Danish sounds about as beautiful as a person choking on something :P


I have lived in Denmark for just over two years now. At first I agreed with most folks, who say it is like "talking with a potato in your mouth." Now as I approach fluency, I start to see that it can be slightly pretty, but the real benefit is that the language lends itself well to a very sarcastic humour.


I second everything you say. I listened to a little of a Danish song, and it gave me chills the entire time. It's beautiful.


I. Love. Danish. I tried Irish, and it's just too hard. But Danish? I have no interest whatsoever in visiting Ireland. Denmark, though, does spark an interest.


it can be beautiful at times:

Inger Christensen is probably one of the poets who made it the most beautiful. Listen to some of her readings and get a good feeling for the sounds and melody in Danish.



You're right! I found this song right away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j4eg5-t0Xc


I agree that the language sounds beautiful and it is fun to learn. :) It makes me smile to speak it (the small amount I have learned), if that makes any sense.


Thanks for your nice comments. Here are some lingots. By the way, If you learn Danish you will also be able to understand much of Norwegian. Have a nice christmas.

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