You can’t escape it. Everywhere you go these days, you’ll be confronted with it. Some people praise it to the high heavens, others are more skeptical. Nobody is sure how to pronounce it (“hooga”? “HOO-gah”? “hoo-guh”? “hue-gah”? [ˈhygə]?), and everyone agrees that it can’t be […]
A Foreigner’s Perspective
As an expat in Denmark, I have devoted a not insignificant amount of time to learning Danish. Luckily, languages come relatively easy to me, and I definitely benefited from Danish being closely related to my native language, German, so I was done with Danish school […]
The other day, I came across two infographics describing classic mistakes that Danes make when they’re speaking English – some of them made me chuckle, so I thought I’d share them with you. A disclaimer in the beginning: I’m not here to make fun of […]
I’ve lived in Denmark for about three and a half years now, and I currently have no plans of moving back to Germany in the near future (sorry, Mama!). I love many things about Denmark and Copenhagen, and as you can tell, the incredible food […]
Many foreigners living in Denmark have a love-hate relationship with the Danish language. I’ve written about my experiences before (post here) – luckily, they are mostly positive, but I also know of many that are struggling and have gotten less-than-positive feedback, e.g. for not learning […]
Moving to another country comes with all sorts of bureaucratic nightmares – visas, registration, bank accounts, application for Danish class, and other paperwork have to be completed. To make things worse, it’s often different institutions that are in charge of these things, sending foreigners on […]
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