"The Dane is coming!"

Translation:Dansken kommer!

February 15, 2015



Till vapen!

June 8, 2015


What is the deal about the coming dane?

September 12, 2015


In some other post on this expression they said it probably evolved over time from the many wars fought between Denmark and Sweden. Where the expression the "The Danes are coming" would have some serious meaning.

October 5, 2015


Don't Sweden and Denmark also have a relationship where they constantly rag on each other too?

November 16, 2015


Yeah, a friendly rivalry.

December 2, 2015


Actually it's more of a Stockholm syndrome relationship with the Danes never missing an occasion to point out how bad Sweden is and the Swedes always declaring their love for Denmark, no matter what.

February 28, 2016


Uhm... I think a quick visit to e.g. reddit.com/r/sweden will quickly prove that wrong. :p

April 15, 2018


Why have i never noticed it's called Stockholm syndrome? What is the relation, if any??

October 17, 2018


There was a bank robbery in Stockholm in 1973 called Norrmalmstorgsdramat, during which two people took four others hostage. As the situation progressed, the hostages started protecting the robbers. International coverage of the drama called it "Stockholm syndrome", and the term stuck.

October 18, 2018


Wow! The things you learn while learning a new language. Have a lingot!

October 18, 2018


Hetalia anybody? ;)

August 27, 2016


Don't say that in Iceland xD

July 7, 2017


isn't the definite form of "dansk", "danska"? if it's "dansken" then if i want to say "a dane" can I say "en dansk"?

February 2, 2016


"Danska"=the danish language, "dansk"= a danish person. The definite form of "danska" is "danskan" and the definite form of "dansk" is "dansken". Yes "a dane" is "en dansk", but you are refering to one person only, while "dansken" in this sentence is refering to the danes as a nation. So you can say "en dansk kommer" but it's not as intimidating. :)

December 2, 2017


Rødgrød med fløde!

August 6, 2017
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