What writing system(s) does this language use?[edit | edit source]
Danish uses all 26 letters in English, plus the letters Æ, Ø, and Å. The letters c, q, w, x, and z are only used in words that are not of Danish origin, however.
How many people speak this language?[edit | edit source]
About 6 million people speak Danish, making it the 103rd highest language in number of speakers.
Where is this language spoken?[edit | edit source]
What is the history of this language?[edit | edit source]
Danish ultimately comes from a language called Old Norse. Eventually, this language splitted into two languages: Old West Norse, which would turn into Norwegian and Icelandic, and Old East Norse, which turned into Swedish and Danish. Eventually, Old East Norse evolved into the Danish we know today.
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The most famous Danish author is probably Hans Christian Andersen. He made stories such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.
Christiern Pedersen is also known for translating the Bible's Old Testament into Danish.
Søren Kierkegaard a 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian.
What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?[edit | edit source]
|Goddag||Good afternoon (good day)|
|Hvordan går det?/Hvordan har du det?||How are you?|
|Det går fint./Jeg har det fint.||I am fine.|
|Jeg hedder...||My name is...|
|Vi ses imorgen!||See you tomorrow!|
|Jeg elsker dig||I love you|
What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?[edit | edit source]
|Der er et yndigt land,
det står med brede bøge
nær salten østerstrand
Det bugter sig i bakke, dal,
det hedder gamle Danmark
og det er Frejas sal
så længe bøgen spejler
sin top i bølgen blå
|There is a lovely country
with spreading, shady beeches
Near the salty Baltic beach
Its hills and valleys gently roll,
its name is old Denmark,
And it is Freya's hall
as long the beech reflects
its top in the blue waves
References[edit | edit source]
- The English Wikipedia.
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