Danish 2 For Travel

Asking “Where is…? questions in Danish.

If you’ve already learned and practiced Danish 1 For Travel 1 you’ll be ready to tackle the next 12 essentials.
These are words and phrases that’ll help you ask “Where is …?” questions – if you’re looking for the bathroom, a pharmacy, a bus stop, or the subway or railway station, a bank or an ATM.
You may also want to know if the person you’re talking with speaks French, German, Spanish, Italian, or English – that is, maybe one of the languages you speak as well.

The Next 12 Danish Phrases: “Hvor er…?”

Learn and Practice Tips

  • Click the black arrow to hear the Danish speaker.
  • Click the red dot once to record yourself, click the black square to stop recording.
  • When you click the black arrow again, you’ll hear the native speaker and then yourself.
  • Do it several times until you sound like the Danish speaker.
  • (Sorry, no Quizlet games yet for Danish!)

Traveling in Denmark…

A few years ago we spent two weeks in Denmark. We had rented a car in Germany and took the ferry from Fynshav to Bojden.
We don’t have any experience with train travel in Denmark, except for using the Copenhagen subway and S-trains. Both were quite efficient and convenient to use. In fact, the two new driverless metro lines (a city loop is expected to be completed in 2019) made our Boston, MA Red Line even look more like the antique that it is.
All the bus stops in Copenhagen had signs that showed the arrival of the next 1-2 buses.
One noticeable feature that we saw everywhere, at every little town or community we entered: A radar read-out that showed our car speed. It seemed very effective.
While the Netherlands may have the reputation as the bicycling nation, Denmark and especially Copenhagen don’t seem to be far behind. Bike paths are everywhere and renting an e-bike is easy and fun.
We even took a Segway tour that used the bike paths in downtown Copenhagen.
You can read more about our experiences in European Travels 8 – Denmark: Zealand and Copenhagen.

“Hvor er…?”-Questions Answered…

Asking “Hvor er…?” questions could let the person you are asking assume that you speak Danish.
(This indeed happened to Ulrike, when she asked a passerby in a small Danish town for the closest ATM!)
The result will often be an answer and a stream of Danish words you may not understand.
It would therefore be good to know some basic directional words and phrases in Danish – left, right, straight ahead, etc.
Check back with us for next 13 Danish phrases in a few weeks.

Author: Peter Rettig

In his third career, Peter Rettig started GamesforLanguage.com and - as a language lover and traveler later in life - Lingo-Late with his wife, Ulrike.

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