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Gabriele from italy

GabrieleName: Gabriele
Age: 20
Country of origin: Italy
Job title: Barista


How long have you been in Denmark?
I’ve been Copenhagen since December 2010.

Do you think it will be an easy language to learn?
Not quite sure. As an Italian I can say that Danish sounds really different from Italian, so I’m thinking it may be quite difficult to learn.

Have you started speaking Danish in your everyday life?
Working in a coffee shop, I´m hearing Danish all the time. So I’m picking up basic words and now have started using them, which I know makes the customers smile. Though I am sure my pronunciation is not quite right.

Are you looking forward to going to Danish classes?
Yes, I cannot wait to learn how to pronounce all the strange and funny words! Fingers crossed, I think within six months I will be able to get a really good grasp of the language.

did you know

The Danish alphabet has 29 letters and uses the basic 26-letter Latin alphabet plus the three additional letters Æ, Ø, Å.

Danish (Dansk) is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages).

Danish glossary

Hej! Hi  
Goddag Hello (formal) 
Hvordan har du det? How are you?
Hvad så? What’s up?
Farvel Good bye
God morgen Good morning
God nat Good night
Tak! Thank you
Undskyld mig Excuse me
Jeg elsker dig I love you