That's funny, "fricadelle" in french is a kind of sausage from the north of the country.
They use the translation of meatball but delle is used to refer to love handles "Du skal ikke røre mine deller!"
What is it with the weird things penguins do, I had one sitting on a polar bear yesterday and now they are stealing meatballs! It it is a bit ironic that they get picked for doing odd things for a Danish language course when they come from the Southern Hemisphere
Pingviner are very popular in zoologiske haver, but they live in glass-enclosed cooled environments. I think in nature an Antarctic pingvin would have trouble finding an Arctic isbjørn. Both of them might prefer fiskefrikadeller to pork frikadeller, though. (By the way, we visited the Danish Faroe Islands N of Scotland a long time ago. They had fårefrikadelle and spegepølser (pepperoni without the pepper) made from mutton (får) rather than svinekød.)
Chris, perhaps penguins are expanding their horizons and going global. Danish winters are often cold enough to sustain them...
However, I think they would prefer fishballs to meatballs! :->
Danish winters are warm, wet and sunny! There is barely any snow. It is an almost tropical country.
Even when I went there the first time in 67-68, someone told me that "it sometimes forgets to snow" in Denmark, but my experience has been that there was often a good snow later, around Vinterferie in February or even in March. But recently, mostly rain. But then there must be more early blomster, hvide vintergækker, gule erantis, og lidt senere, den hvide skovbund (der kunne ligne sne) dækket af hvide og blå anemoner, violer, stjerneblomster, vilde orkideer.