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Jasmine from Philippines

Jasmine from PhilippinesName: Jasmine Juguilon Borring 
Age: 32
Country of origin: Philippines
Job title: Service Assistant

 

 

How long have you been learning Danish?
I’ve been learning the language since 2005. I’ve been to Danish school, but now continue learning it most in my daily life.

Do you think it’s an easy language to learn?
Nope! It has been difficult to learn because of the different pronunciations, spelling and the construction of sentences, which can be challenging.

How different is it from your own language?
It’s very different because with my own language how you read it is the same as how you pronounce it. With Danish this is not the case.

What is easier – speaking or writing Danish?
Personally for me speaking is much easier. I think a lot of people I meet who are learning the language speak good Danish but are not so good at reading and writing.

Have you started speaking Danish in your everyday life here?
Yes, I speak Danish every day, though I still don’t speak perfect Danish.

What advice would you give to others about to start learning Danish?
Start learning as soon as possible, as you will integrate here much better and faster. My best advice is talk to children, as I believe they are one of the best teachers. Danish is hard but it’s a big advantage to be able to understand and speak it. I live here, so it’s a must to learn this 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?
(informal)
Farvel Good bye
God morgen Good morning
God nat Good night
Tak! Thank you
Undskyld mig Excuse me
Jeg elsker dig I love you