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Questions about learning or teaching Danish, a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Denmark.

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What specialist/engineering/technical vocabulary Nordic-English dictionaries are available?

I am looking for vocabularies/dictionaries for the Nordic languages specific to engineering. These books do exist for some other fields, such as Danish-English vocabularies for law. I have been unable ...
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Are Swedish/Danish/Norwegian ever taught as a single pluricentric language?

Due to largely overlapping vocabulary and morphology, mutual intelligibility among the three Scandinavian languages is near-complete (and in spite of claims that “Danish is impossible to understand”, ...
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Swedish vs Norwegian vs Danish. What the easiest language to learn for a native-Russian speaker with C1-level English? [closed]

Swedish vs Norwegian vs Danish, What's the easiest language to learn, overall? I am native in Russian, but pretty good at English (C1). The purposes of learning new language would be to be able to ...
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What resources are available to distinguish between different pronouns in Danish?

I recently started learning Danish using Duolingo, and have noticed the word 'you' is usually translated 'du', but occasionally as 'i'. I first assumed this had to do with formal vs informal use but ...
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Minimal pairs for Danish u and ø?

I'm trying to learn Danish [ø] myself. Is there an example of minimal pairs for the Danish vowels [ø] and [u]? By minimal pairs I mean, for example, "beat" and "bit" which exhibit ...
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Source for physical instructions to pronounce Danish vowels and consonants?

I am trying to learn Danish, and I cannot find any instructions on the physical movements necessary to make Danish vowels and consonants. I can find plenty of sources that say this or that letter ...
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Before visiting Scandinavia, is it better to learn one Scandinavian language to fluency or a smattering of all three?

I have heard that virtually all Scandinavians are fluent in English. However, I would prefer to learn Norwegian, Swedish or Danish before visiting in order to blend in better. I also understand that ...
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Learning to read official documents and tables in Danish

In Denmark most of the online tax filing system is only in Danish. The vocabulary is highly specialized and, even if one understands it, the concepts are challenging. A foreigner has to engage with ...
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Specific techniques for learning Danish and Norwegian at the same time

I am presently living in Denmark and will soon move to Norway. My Danish is at A2-B1 level, depending on the task and the subject matter. I also remember some remnants of Swedish from my school years. ...
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Predicting language interference between Danish and Norwegian

I am presently learning Danish, but will soon move to Norway. The languages are very similar, to the level that I can read both without ever having studied Norwegian. Norwegian pronunciation is likely ...
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Should I start studying Norwegian when living in Denmark and about to move to Norway?

I am, at the present, living in Denmark and actively studying Danish on the state-funded courses, using Duolingo, and other means like reading, following a lecture course and conversations. I will be ...
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Where to find and how to learn math vocabulary in Danish?

What are good resources for finding out and learning mathematics vocabulary in Danish? How to learn the words to the level of being able to give lecture courses and supervise bachelor's thesis in the ...
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How to determine which of two Danish pronunciations is correct, or if both are?

There is a common word in Danish for which I have encountered two pronunciations in my learning. Both of them sound fairly reasonable. How do I figure out which of the pronunciations is correct and ...
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Can I see word strengths when learning Danish with Duolingo?

As far as I know, in some languages in Duolingo (used via web browser) it is possible to see the strengths of individual words. Is Danish one of these languages, and if yes, how can I see the ...
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How can I remember the pronunciation of Danish words?

I've been studying Danish for 6 days. I can have an easy conversation and ask some basic questions like: hvad koster det? (How much does this cost?). Anyway, I have a big problem: I can't remember ...
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