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Before visiting Scandinavia, is it better to learn one Scandinavian language to fluency or a smattering of all three?

Context I have live in Norway (a few months shy of a year) and, before that, lived for almost a year in Denmark. I have visited Sweden, though at that time I only had mostly forgotten school Swedish ...
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How can I remember the pronunciation of Danish words?

There are lots of online resources to help you better your Danish pronunciation. This is a helpful guide to the pronunciation of the Danish alphabet as well as various words. It's important to make ...
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Can I see word strengths when learning Danish with Duolingo?

If you do not have a 'Word' tab for your Duolingo Danish course, then either Danish doesn't have one, or you are part of an A/B test and your 'Word' tab is deactivated. What you can do for a ...
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Can I see word strengths when learning Danish with Duolingo?

Duolingo does not have word strengths for Danish. Currently, that feature has only been rolled out to only the most popular languages (Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese). (Thanks to @...
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How to determine which of two Danish pronunciations is correct, or if both are?

I am native speaker of Danish, and I can tell you, that we pronounce differently depending on region. If you want anything concrete, go for what we call "rigsdansk" (Standard Danish), and ask someone ...
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How to determine which of two Danish pronunciations is correct, or if both are?

This online Danish dictionary http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog provides transcription and pronunciation. It's not IPA, it's their own variation of IPA. Transcription is described in detail here.
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Minimal pairs for Danish u and ø?

Vowels are always tricky to get the hang of. Especially Danish with its many vowels.. Perhaps 'Dus' as in 'have dus' and 'dys' from 'dysse'(doze)? Not a native speaker, so ask a Dane for advice. ...
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Learning to read official documents and tables in Danish

Often it isn't the case. Surely our government choose more officiel words, and fill out all sentences after the book, which we Danes attend not to do, so it seems more overwhelming. The solution would ...
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Specific techniques for learning Danish and Norwegian at the same time

In my experience, it is better to reach at least B2 in one language before attempting one of its close relatives. For example, my Spanish and Mandarin have reached a point where I can dabble in French ...
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Predicting language interference between Danish and Norwegian

Although I am a language learner rather than a native speaker of Danish and Norwegian, I can confidently put forward that there shouldn't be too much interference due to some evidences I have ...
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Should I start studying Norwegian when living in Denmark and about to move to Norway?

Cost is one of the obvious differences. But again, for some people (time-rich and money-poor) 3000 for such course is a significant expense. For others, it might be a smart investment to be able to ...
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Where to find and how to learn math vocabulary in Danish?

I, have thus far, used the following methods: Follow a lecture course in Danish. The subject is partially familiar to me and partially new. The material is written in English but spoken in Danish. I ...
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How to determine which of two Danish pronunciations is correct, or if both are?

I asked two Danish colleagues, who came to agreement about which pronunciation is correct, and found some instances of combined words where the other might also be used. The other pronunciation was ...
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How to determine which of two Danish pronunciations is correct, or if both are?

I´m living in Denmark, I don´t know if you also are. The best thing you can do is go to a Danish library and get a dictionary, they contain phonetic pronunciations as well.
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How can I remember the pronunciation of Danish words?

Your problem may be "language saturation." You already have five languages under your belt, and the sixth just overwhelms you. Making things more complicated is the fact that your languages are in ...
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