Editors Choice – Best Danish Language Books
Complete Danish with 1 Audio CD: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Danish, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Danish with confidence.
Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You’ll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won’t be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises–performed by native speakers–that reinforce communicative skills.
Danish Learner’s Dictionary provides a list of the most commonly used 1001 words in the Danish language. In addition to the Danish word and its English meaning, each entry contains an example sentence showing the correct usage in Danish and its corresponding English translation.
A useful resource for anyone learning the Danish language, Danish Learner’s Dictionary aims to give beginner and intermediate students an efficient way to maximize their vocabulary efforts and to learn the language in an effective and enjoyable manner.
Learn to speak Danish, the language of Denmark
Why is Danish an important language to learn?
The smallest of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark is made up of a peninsula (Jutland) attached to northern Germany, and a collection of islands known as the Danish Archipelago.
Modern spoken Danish has gained a reputation as being exceptional and difficult for foreigners to understand and master. The nine Danish vowels represent sixteen different sounds and most of the consonants are unvoiced. A unique feature is the ‘stod’, the glottal stop, used to distinguish between several homonyms and words. The Danes also tend to drop inflectional endings, and this perceived mumbling, even in formal standard Danish, may present problems to those learning the language.
The Danish Language
Danish is derived from Old Norse. Because of the large number of similarities between Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, knowledge of any one of these languages makes it possible to understand the others. This is true for both spoken and written forms.