A quick glimpse of the Danish language and how it's pronounced
You might have heard that Danish is hard to learn, but what this really means is that it's hard to pronounce. The grammar, on the other hand, has some similarities to that of English, which technically makes it one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn.
Here are some Danish sentences that were constructed to resemble English. Try to imagine how they are pronounced, then click on the play button.
That's not quite what you expected, is it? But not to worry: this course will gently guide you through the intricacies of both the language structure and the pronunciation. You will be able to click on a play button to hear the authentic pronunciation, as well as a "slow" button to hear the slow version.
Here's an example of the two buttons: Hvor kommer du fra? Where are you from?
If you try to mimic the sounds as you hear them, you will build muscle memory and be speaking Danish in no time!
Also notice that besides the obvious words like kat, adresse and telefonnummer, you now also know fundamental words like er and ikke. Not bad for a start!