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Historical Tidbit Thursdays - Vikings - Scandinavian Languages - #TidbitThursday

Howdy! Last week we learned a little Old Norse language. This week we'll start learning some Scandinavian languages starting with Danish. Hope you enjoy digging in!

These words are modern Scandinavian that we're learning just for fun. The words that Vikings would have spoken would be considered Old Scandinavian which we will analyze at a later time. For now, let's learn some basic words!

    Basic Greetings:
  • Hello - Dav (dow)
  • Hello - Hej (hi)
  • Good Morning - Godmorgen (go-morn)
  • Good Day - Goddag (go-day)
  • Goodbye - Farvel (far-vel)

    Useful Words:
  • Yes - ja (ya)
  • No - nej(nigh)
  • Thank you - Tak (tuck)
  • Thank you very much - Mange tak (mung-er tuck)
  • Excuse me - Undskyld (on-skool)
  • I'm sorry - Desvaerre (desvair)

    Communicating Words:
  • Do you speak English? - Taler De engelsk? (tayler dee eng-elsk)
  • I don't understand - Jeg forstar det ikke(yigh forstor day igger)
  • Please can you repeat that? - Vii de vaere sa venlig at gentage det? (vil dee vair saw venlee at ghen-tay day)
  • Thank you very much - Mange tak (mung-er tuck)

Just Enough Scandinavian

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