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Danish (dansk, pronounced [danˀsɡ̊] ([1] listen); dansk sprog, [ˈdanˀsɡ̊ ˈsb̥ʁɔʊ̯ˀ]) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50,000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds minority language status.[2] Danish is a mandatory subject in school in the Danish crown territories of the Faroe Islands (where it is also an official language after Faroese) and Greenland (where, however, the only official language since 2009 is Kalaallisut), as well as the former crown holding of Iceland. There are also Danish language communities in Argentina, the United States and Canada. Danish is mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Swedish (see "Classification").

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Resources[]

Rosetta Stone[]

  • not available

Pimsleur[]

  • 1 level with 10 total lessons.
  • Scarce material is scarce.

DanskHerOgNu[]

  • 12 levels

Netdansk[]

  • Beginners' lesson

LearnOasis[]

  • Requires free account

Mango Languages[]

  • Full course
  • Access through library/university

Duolingo[]

  • Full course
  • 100% free

Memrise[]

  • Paid option, but free is completely functional
  • Focused on getting words/phrases into your head through spaced repetition; great supplement to Duolingo
  • Over 40 hours of content, absolutely no computerized speech, and fucking video clips of native speakers saying the phrases
  • Fancy UX and gamification

Books and .PDF files[]

  • saxo.dk

News[]

Radio[]

  • DR
  • Radio24syv

Movies and TV []

Streaming websites

Subtitle websites

Movies[]

TV shows

  • Matador (a melodrama about a small town in the years 1929-1947, considered a classic and is THE required viewing for anyone wanting to understand danish mentality and culture)
  • Borgen
  • Broen (The Bridge)
  • Rejseholdet (Unit 1)
  • Forbrydelsen


Music[]

  • Under Byen
  • Ukendt Kunstner
  • Mew
  • Ulige Numre
  • Mellemblond
  • Volbeat
  • Magtens korridorer
  • Kim Larsen
  • Gasolin
  • Povl Dissing

Brotips[]

  • Dialects:
  • Nordjysk (Northern Jutland)
  • Aarhusiansk/Østjysk (Areas around Aarhus and in middleeast jutland)
  • Vestjysk (Westcoast)
  •  Sønderjysk (Southern Jutland)
  • Fynsk (Fyn island)
  • Sjællandsk (Sjælland island)
  • Københavnsk (Copenhagen)

Other[]

Germanic Languages
West Afrikaans Dutch English German Old English

North Danish Faroese Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

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