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Fars Dag: How to Celebrate Father’s Day in Denmark

Father’s Day (or Fars Dag), admittedly, isn’t the most celebrated of Danish holidays, but that doesn’t mean that Danish fathers are left out in the cold! Keeping in mind that it takes place on the same date as the Constitution Day of Denmark, the honor and appreciation fathers are shown means that much more.

At DanishClass101.com, we hope to make learning about Danish holidays and traditions both fun and informative! After all, learning about a country’s culture is a vital step forward in mastering the language.

So let’s get started!

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1. What is Father’s Day in Denmark?

Father’s Day is easily overlooked because of Constitution Day, as both fall on June 5 every year.

The day is in many ways similar to Mother’s Day, but a significant difference is that most fathers probably take it less personally if the family has not remembered what day it is. They have often forgotten it themselves.

Of course, you can also find expectant fathers around the country on Father’s Day. And even more children with a guilty conscience about having forgotten it—especially adult children.

It is believed that Father’s Day stands in the shadow of Mother’s Day because the father role has not had an equal need to be celebrated and receive extra attention like the housewife role over time.

2. Father’s Day Date: When is Father’s Day?

Father's Day is on a Sunday

Denmark celebrates Father’s Day each year on June 5, which happens to be the same date as the Danish Constitution Day. For this reason, on Constitution Day, Denmark tends to put Father’s Day on a shelf, though there are still a few typical traditions which we outlined below.

3. Reading Practice: Father’s Day Celebrations

Showing Appreciation for Dad

How do the Danish celebrate Father’s Day? Read the Danish text below to find out about Danish holiday food for Father’s Day, and other Father’s Day celebrations in Denmark. You can find the English translation directly below it.

Men de, som ikke har glemt dagen, køber som regel gaver i form af øl, vin eller stærkere drikkevarer, chokolade, en god middag eller en oplevelsespakke. Nogle vælger også at købe, hvad man måske kan betragte som typiske ting, som fædre altid kan bruge. For eksempel værktøj, underbukser eller udstyr til grillen.

Traditioner for fars dag varierer fra familie til familie.

Har man for eksempel mindre børn, kan man som far næsten med sikkerhed forvente at få en hjemmelavet gave. Men noget andet, som normalt også hører med til gaven, er et hjemmelavet kort. I kortet står der venlige ord og kærlige hilsner, som måske betyder mere for en far, end blomster gør på mors dag.

I nogle familier kan det være tradition at servere morgenmad på sengen eller bare gøre lidt ekstra ud af morgenmaden.

Andre vælger måske at vente til om eftermiddagen og overraske med kage, hvorpå der for eksempel står skrevet ‘far’ med glasur.

Selvfølgelig er der også nogle, som venter med at fejre fars dag til om aftenen, hvor hele familien spiser ude eller laver manden i husets livret derhjemme.

Nogle fædre kan måske også lide bare at få lov til at være i fred.

But those who have not forgotten the day usually purchase gifts in the form of beer, wine, or stronger beverages, chocolate, a good dinner, or an experience package. Some also choose to buy what one might consider as typical things that fathers can always use. For example, tools, underpants, or equipment for the barbecue.

Traditions for Father’s Day vary from family to family.

For example, if you have small children, as a father you can almost certainly expect to get a homemade gift. But something else that also normally comes with the gift is a homemade card. Kind words and loving greetings are written in the card, which may mean more to a father than flowers do on Mother’s Day.

In some families, it may be tradition to serve breakfast in bed or just make a little extra out of the breakfast.

Others may choose to wait till the afternoon and surprise with cake on which, for example, “Father” is written in icing.

Of course, there are also some people who wait to celebrate Father’s Day until the evening, when the whole family eats out or makes the man of the house’s favorite food at home.

Some fathers may also like to just to be left in peace.

4. Communication Problems…

Do you know why Father’s Day is not celebrated on the second Sunday in November as in the other Nordic countries?

Because the Board of Nordic traders, who would rather have Father’s Day to be in the fall, forgot to communicate the changing of the date properly. So Denmark held on to June 5.

5. Useful Vocabulary for Father’s Day in Denmark

Coffee, Donut, and Gifts

Here’s some vocabulary for Father’s Day in Denmark!

  • Søndag — “Sunday”
  • Søn — “Son”
  • Datter — “Daughter”
  • Far — “Father”
  • Aftensmad — “Dinner
  • Elske — “Love”
  • Gave — “Present”
  • Lykønskningskort — “Greeting card”
  • Fejre — “Celebrate”
  • Gavekort — “Gift certificate”
  • Fars dag — “Father’s Day”

To hear each vocabulary word pronounced, check out our Danish Father’s Day vocabulary list. Here, each word is listed alongside an audio file of its pronunciation.

Conclusion

What do Father’s Day traditions look like in your country? Are they similar or very different? Let us know in the comments!

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How to Celebrate the Easter Holiday in Denmark

For the Easter holiday, Denmark celebrates all week long. But the Monday after Easter (Easter Monday) is especially a time of celebration for the Danish.

Learn all about the Easter Monday traditions of the Danish, and get an answer to the question “Why do we celebrate Easter Monday?” with DanishClass101.com! We hope to make this learning experience fun and insightful for you. So let’s get started, and delve into Easter Monday’s meaning in Denmark.

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1. What is Easter Monday in Denmark?

Is the Monday after Easter a holiday?

Well, Easter includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Day. Together they form the Easter break, where most people are off from work and school, and the stores are closed. Easter Monday is the main day of celebration for the Danish, and is celebrated with an Easter Monday lunch.

Easter in Denmark is celebrated religiously as the week leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion and the day of his resurrection.

2. When is it?

Easter Eggs and Flowers

The date of Easter Monday varies from year to year, so for your convenience, here’s this holiday’s date for the next ten years.

  • 2019: April 22
  • 2020: April 13
  • 2021: April 5
  • 2022: April 18
  • 2023: April 10
  • 2024: April 1
  • 2025: April 21
  • 2026: April 6
  • 2027: March 29
  • 2028: April 17

3. How is it Celebrated?

Jesus Image in Stained Glass

How is Easter celebrated in Denmark? Read the Danish text below to find out (you can find the English translation directly below it).


I påsken holdes der mange påskefrokoster, hvor man spiser retter, der unægteligt ligner dem, man får til julefrokost. Der er fisk og smørrebrød, lune retter og til sidst ostebord. De lune retter må gerne indeholde lam, kylling eller æg. Hertil drikker man oftest påskebryg og så selvfølgelig snaps.

Påskens farve er gul og grøn, og pynten består af påskeæg, påskekyllinger, påskelam og påskeharer.

Alle fire symboliserer frugtbarhed, men i gamle dage kunne ægget også være et tegn på, at man var fri fra skyld eller gæld.

Derudover hører tulipaner, påskeliljer og vintergækker som forårsbebudere også påsken til. Og det er meget almindeligt at have grene med små skud. Nogle laver egen påskepynt ved at puste æg og derefter male de tomme skaller.

I Danmark er påskeæg oftest af chokolade og kan fås i forskellige størrelser eller formet som en påskehare. Men man kan også få påskeæg af pap, som så kan indeholde slik eller små chokoladeæg.

Dyrere påskeæg er med marcipan- og nougatfyld og er dækket af et tykt lag chokolade.

En sjov måde at få påskeæg på især for børn er ved at tage på æggejagt i haven, hvor påskeharen har gemt sine æg rundt omkring.

Til påske sendes der gækkebreve. Klip et mønster i et papir og skriv et digt og dit navn med prikker. Gætter modtageren afsenderen, skylder afsenderen et påskeæg. Hvis ikke, er det omvendt.

During Easter, many host Easter lunches, where food quite similar to the Christmas lunch is served. Examples include fish and open sandwiches, warm dishes, and a cheese tray. Warm dishes are often lamb, chicken, or eggs. With this the drinks served will typically be Easter brew and of course snaps.

The official color of Easter is yellow, and the decorations include Easter eggs, Easter chickens, Easter lamb, and Easter Bunnies.

All four represent fertility, but in the old days, the egg often meant that one was freed from guilt or debt.

In addition, tulips, daffodils, and snowdrops, which serve as universal symbols of spring, belong to Easter. And it is very common to see branches with small buds. Some people make Easter decorations by blowing out the contents of the egg and painting the shells.

In Denmark, you’ll find that most Easter eggs consist of chocolate and are available in various sizes, or shaped like an Easter Bunny. You can also get Easter eggs made of cardboard that contain candy or little chocolate eggs.

More expensive Easter eggs contain marzipan and nougat, and are covered by a thick layer of chocolate.

A fun way to get Easter eggs, especially for children, is to go hunting for them in the garden, where the Easter Bunny has hidden its eggs all over the place.

For Easter, people send each other gækkebreve. Cut a pattern in paper and write your name using dots; if the recipient can guess the sender, the sender owes an Easter egg. If not, the opposite is true.

4. Additional Information

Do you know the name of the day when the Easter brew is launched?

It’s called P-Day and is mostly celebrated by students. The “P” obviously stands for “Easter brew” (Påskebryg), as the “J” stands for “Christmas brew” (Julebryg). The launch of the Easter brew isn’t as heavily celebrated as the Christmas brew.

5. Must-know Vocab

Black and White Photos

Here’s some vocabulary you should know for Easter Monday in Denmark!

  • Påske — “Easter”
  • Påskedag — “Easter Sunday”
  • Fejring — “Celebration”
  • Anden Påskedag — “Easter Monday”
  • Folkekirke — “Established church”
  • Mindes — “Remember”
  • Opstå — “Arise”
  • Kristus — “Christ”
  • Discipel — “Disciple”
  • Helligdag — “Holiday”
  • Opstandelse — “Resurrection”
  • Minde — “Memory”

To hear each word pronounced, check out our Danish Easter Monday vocabulary list. Here, you’ll find each word accompanied by an audio of its pronunciation.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed learning about Denmark’s Easter Monday with us. What do you think about how the Danish celebrate Easter? Are celebrations similar in your country? Let us know in the comments!

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Know that all of your hard work is going to pay off and make you a fluent Danish speaker—and we’ll be here for the entire way there! Best wishes, and happy Easter!

How to Say I Love You in Danish - Romantic Word List

Do you often feel lonely and sad? Do you long for romance and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet that special person? Speaking another language could revolutionize your love life! So, why wait? Learning how to say ‘love’ in Danish could be just what you need to find it.

Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Danish partner already. Fantastic! Yet, a cross-cultural relationship comes with unique challenges. Learning how to speak your lover’s language will greatly improve your communication and enhance the relationship. At DanishClass101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Danish lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Danish dating easy for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date
  2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date
  3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
  4. Danish Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
  5. Danish Quotes about Love
  6. Marriage Proposal Lines
  7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
  8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Danish Faster?

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1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

So, you have met your Danish love interest. Congratulations! Who knows where this could take you…?! However, the two of you have just met and you’re not ready to say the Danish word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Danish date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

Danish Date Phrases

Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

  • Kunne du tænke dig at gå ud at spise middag med mig?

The important question! In most cultures, this phrase indicates: ‘I’m romantically interested in you’. Flirting in Danish is no different, so don’t take your date to Mcdonald’s!

Are you free this weekend?

  • Er du ledig denne weekend?

This is a preamble to asking your love interest on a date. If you get an immediate ‘Yes’, that’s good news!

Would you like to hang out with me?

  • Kunne du tænke dig at hænge ud med mig?

You like her/him, but you’re not sure if there’s chemistry. Ask them to hang out first to see if a dinner date is next.

What time shall we meet tomorrow?

  • Hvad tid skal vi mødes i morgen?

Set a time, and be sure to arrive early! Nothing spoils a potential relationship more than a tardy date.

Where shall we meet?

  • Hvor skal vi mødes?

You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

You look great.

  • Du ser godt ud.

A wonderful ice breaker! This phrase will help them relax a bit - they probably took great care to look their best just for you.

You are so cute.

  • Du er så sød.

If the two of you are getting on really well, this is a fun, flirtatious phrase to use.

What do you think of this place?

  • Hvad synes du om dette sted?

This another good conversation starter. Show off your Danish language skills!

Can I see you again?

  • Kan jeg se dig igen?

So the date went really well - don’t waste time! Make sure you will see each other again.

Shall we go somewhere else?

  • Skal vi gå et andet sted hen?

If the place you meet at is not great, you can suggest going elsewhere. It is also a good question to follow the previous one. Variety is the spice of life!

I know a good place.

  • Jeg kender et godt sted.

Use this with the previous question. However, don’t say if you don’t know a good place!

I will drive you home.

  • Jeg kører dig hjem.

If your date doesn’t have transport, this is a polite, considerate offer. However, don’t be offended if she/he turns you down on the first date. Especially a woman might not feel comfortable letting you drive her home when the two of you are still basically strangers.

That was a great evening.

  • Det var en dejlig aften.

This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

When can I see you again?

  • Hvornår kan jeg se dig igen?

If he/she replied ‘Yes’ to ‘Can I see you again?’, this is the next important question.

I’ll call you.

  • Jeg ringer til dig.

Say this only if you really mean to do it. In many cultures, this could imply that you’re keeping the proverbial backdoor open.

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2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date

You learned all the Danish phrases to make a date - congratulations! Now you have to decide where to meet, which can be tricky. Discuss these options with your lover to gauge whether you like the same things. Check out romantic date ideas in Danish below!

Date Ideas in Danish

museum

  • museum

If you’re looking for unique date ideas that are fun but won’t break the bank, museums are the perfect spot! You won’t be running out of things to say in the conversations.

candlelit dinner

  • middag med stearinlys

A candlelit dinner is perhaps best to reserve for when the relationship is getting serious. It’s very intimate, and says: “Romance!” It’s a fantastic choice if you’re sure you and your date are in love with each other!

go to the zoo

  • tage i zoologisk have

This is a good choice for shy lovers who want to get the conversation going. Just make sure your date likes zoos, as some people dislike them. Maybe not for the first date, but this is also a great choice if your lover has children - you’ll win his/her adoration for inviting them along!

go for a long walk

  • gå en lang tur

Need to talk about serious stuff, or just want to relax with your date? Walking together is soothing, and a habit you can keep up together always! Just make sure it’s a beautiful walk that’s not too strenuous.

go to the opera

  • gå i operaen

This type of date should only be attempted if both of you love the opera. It can be a special treat, followed by a candlelit dinner!

go to the aquarium

  • tage på akvariet

Going to the aquarium is another good idea if you need topics for conversation, or if you need to impress your lover’s kids! Make sure your date doesn’t have a problem with aquariums.

walk on the beach

  • gå på stranden

This can be a very romantic stroll, especially at night! The sea is often associated with romance and beauty.

have a picnic

  • tage på skovtur

If you and your date need to get more comfortable together, this can be a fantastic date. Spending time in nature is soothing and calms the nerves.

cook a meal together

  • lave et måltid sammen

If you want to get an idea of your date’s true character in one go, this is an excellent date! You will quickly see if the two of you can work together in a confined space. If it works, it will be fantastic for the relationship and create a sense of intimacy. If not, you will probably part ways!

have dinner and see a movie

  • spise middag og se en film

This is traditional date choice works perfectly well. Just make sure you and your date like the same kind of movies!

3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Valentine's Day Words in Danish

Expressing your feelings honestly is very important in any relationship all year round. Yet, on Valentine’s Day you really want to shine. Impress your lover this Valentine’s with your excellent vocabulary, and make his/her day! We teach you, in fun, effective ways, the meanings of the words and how to pronounce them. You can also copy the characters and learn how to write ‘I love you’ in Danish - think how impressed your date will be!

4. Danish Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

So, you now have the basic Valentine’s Day vocabulary under your belt. Well done! But, do you know how to say ‘I love you’ in Danish yet? Or perhaps you are still only friends. So, do you know how to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I have a crush on you’ in Danish? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Danish love on this special day!

Valentine's Day Words in Danish

You mean so much to me.

  • Du betyder så meget for mig.

This is a beautiful expression of gratitude that will enhance any relationship! It makes the receiver feel appreciated and their efforts recognized.

Will you be my Valentine?

  • Vil du være min Valentine?

With these words, you are taking your relationship to the next level! Or, if you have been a couple for a while, it shows that you still feel the romance. So, go for it!

You’re so beautiful.

  • Du er så smuk.

If you don’t know how to say ‘You’re pretty’ in Danish, this is a good substitute, gentlemen!

I think of you as more than a friend.

  • Jeg tænker på dig som mere end en ven.

Say this if you are not yet sure that your romantic feelings are reciprocated. It is also a safe go-to if you’re unsure about the Danish dating culture.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

  • Hundrede hjerter ville være for få til at bære al min kærlighed til dig.

You romantic you…! When your heart overflows with love, this would be the best phrase to use.

Love is just love. It can never be explained.

  • Kærlighed er bare kærlighed. Det kan aldrig blive forklaret.

If you fell in love unexpectedly or inexplicably, this one’s for you.

You’re so handsome.

  • Du er så flot.

Ladies, this phrase lets your Danish love know how much you appreciate his looks! Don’t be shy to use it; men like compliments too.

I’ve got a crush on you.

  • Jeg har et crush på dig.

If you like someone, but you’re unsure about starting a relationship, it would be prudent to say this. It simply means that you like someone very, very much and think they’re amazing.

You make me want to be a better man.

  • Du giver mig lyst til at være en bedre mand.

Gentlemen, don’t claim this phrase as your own! It hails from the movie ‘As Good as it Gets’, but it is sure to make your Danish girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

Let all that you do be done in love.

  • Lad alt, hvad du gør, ske i kærlighed.

We hope.

You are my sunshine, my love.

  • Du er mit solskin, min kærlighed.

A compliment that lets your lover know they bring a special quality to your life. Really nice!

Words can’t describe my love for you.

  • Ord kan ikke beskrive min kærlighed til dig.

Better say this when you’re feeling serious about the relationship! It means that your feelings are very intense.

We were meant to be together.

  • Det var meningen, vi skulle være sammen.

This is a loving affirmation that shows you see a future together, and that you feel a special bond with your partner.

If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

  • Hvis du tænkte på nogen, mens du læste dette, er du helt sikkert forelsket.

Here’s something fun to tease your lover with. And hope he/she was thinking of you!

I love you.

  • Jeg elsker dig.

Saying ‘I love you’ in Danish carries the same weight as in all languages. Use this only if you’re sure and sincere about your feelings for your partner/friend.

5. Danish Quotes about Love

Danish Love Quotes

You’re a love champ! You and your Danish lover are getting along fantastically, your dates are awesome, your Valentine’s Day together was spectacular, and you’re very much in love. Good for you! Here are some beautiful phrases of endearment in Danish that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

6. Marriage Proposal Lines

Danish Marriage Proposal Lines

Wow. Your Danish lover is indeed the love of your life - congratulations! And may only happiness follow the two of you! In most traditions, the man asks the woman to marry; this is also the Danish custom. Here are a few sincere and romantic lines that will help you to ask your lady-love for her hand in marriage.

7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines

Danish Break-Up Lines

Instead of moving towards marriage or a long-term relationship, you find that the spark is not there for you. That is a pity! But even though breaking up is never easy, continuing a bad or unfulfilling relationship would be even harder. Remember to be kind to the person you are going to say goodbye to; respect and sensitivity cost nothing. Here are some phrases to help you break up gently.

  • We need to talk.
    • Vi har brug for at tale sammen.

    This is not really a break-up line, but it is a good conversation opener with a serious tone.

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • Det er ikke dig. Det er mig.

    As long as you mean it, this can be a kind thing to say. It means that there’s nothing wrong with your Danish lover as a person, but that you need something different from a relationship.

    I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

    • Jeg er bare ikke klar til denne slags forhold.

    Things moved a bit fast and got too intense, too soon? Painful as it is, honesty is often the best way to break up with somebody.

    Let’s just be friends.

    • Lad os bare være venner.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Danish, this would not be a good breakup line. Feelings need to calm down before you can be friends, if ever. If the relationship has not really developed yet, a friendship would be possible.

    I think we need a break.

    • Jeg synes, ​​vi har brug for en pause.

    This is again honest, and to the point. No need to play with someone’s emotions by not letting them know how you feel. However, this could imply that you may fall in love with him/her again after a period of time, so use with discretion.

    You deserve better.

    • Du fortjener bedre.

    Yes, he/she probably deserves a better relationship if your own feelings have cooled down.

    We should start seeing other people.

    • Vi bør begynde at se andre mennesker.

    This is probably the least gentle break-up phrase, so reserve it for a lover that doesn’t get the message!

    I need my space.

    • Jeg har brug for min plads.

    When a person is too clingy or demanding, this would be an suitable break-up phrase. It is another good go-to for that lover who doesn’t get the message!

    I think we’re moving too fast.

    • Jeg synes, ​​vi går for hurtigt frem.

    Say this if you want to keep the relationship, but need to slow down its progress a bit. It is also good if you feel things are getting too intense for your liking. However, it is not really a break-up line, so be careful not to mislead.

    I need to focus on my career.

    • Jeg har brug for at fokusere på min karriere.

    If you feel that you will not be able to give 100% in a relationship due to career demands, this is the phrase to use. It’s also good if you are unwilling to give up your career for a relationship.

    I’m not good enough for you.

    • Jeg er ikke god nok til dig.

    Say this only if you really believe it, or you’ll end up sounding false. Break-ups are usually hard for the receiving party, so don’t insult him/her with an insincere comment.

    I just don’t love you anymore.

    • Jeg elsker dig ikke mere.

    This harsh line is sometimes the best one to use if you are struggling to get through to a stubborn, clingy lover who won’t accept your break up. Use it as a last resort. Then switch your phone off and block their emails!

    We’re just not right for each other.

    • Vi er bare ikke rigtige for hinanden.

    If this is how you truly feel, you need to say it. Be kind, gentle and polite.

    It’s for the best.

    • Det er for det bedste.

    This phrase is called for if circumstances are difficult and the relationship is not progressing well. Love should enhance one’s life, not burden it!

    We’ve grown apart.

    • Vi er vokset fra hinanden.

    Cross-cultural relationships are often long-distance ones, and it is easy to grow apart over time.

  • 8. Will Falling in Love help you Learn Danish faster?

    Most people will agree that the above statement is a no-brainer - of course it will! Your body will be flooded with feel-good hormones, which are superb motivators for anything. DanishClass101 is one of the best portals to help help make this a reality, so don’t hesitate to enroll now! Let’s quickly look at the reasons why falling in love will speed up your learning of the Danish language.

    Three Reasons Why Having a Lover will Help you Learn Danish Faster!

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    1- Being in a love relationship with your Danish speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    DanishClass101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Danish, but having a relationship with a native speaker will be a very valuable addition to your learning experience! You will gain exposure to their world, realtime and vividly, which will make the language come alive even more for you. The experience is likely to expand your world-view, which should motivate you to learn Danish even faster.

    2- Having your Danish romantic partner will mean more opportunity to practice speaking
    Nothing beats continuous practice when learning a new language. Your partner will probably be very willing to assist you in this, as your enhanced Danish language skills will enhance the relationship. Communication is, after all, one of the most important pillars of a good partnership. Also, you will get to impress your lover with the knowledge gained through your studies - a win/win situation!

    3- A supportive Danish lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Danish partner is likely to patiently and gently correct your mistakes when you speak. This goes not only for grammar, but also for accent and meaning. With his/her help, you could sound like a native in no time!

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    How to Celebrate April Fools’ Day in Danish

    How to Celebrate April Fools' Day in Danish!

    Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world. Yet, when exactly is April Fools’ Day? And where did April Fools come from? April Fools’ Day is observed on April 1st every year. This day of jokes and pranks is believed to have stemmed from the 16th-century calendar change in France, when New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. This action was taken due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

    However, a few people were resistant to the calendar change, so they continued to observe New Year’s Day on April 1st, rather than the new date. They were referred to as the “April Fools”, and others started playing mocking tricks on them. This custom endured, and is practiced to this day around the world!

    Table of Contents

    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day
    2. Danish Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day
    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody
    4. How Can DanishClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?
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    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day

    Do you want to know how to say April Fools’ Day in Danish? Well, there are millions of ways and words, but here are the top one million Danish words you really need to know! Simply click this link. Here are some of them you will find useful:

    1. joke - vittighed
    2. funny - sjov
    3. lie - lyve
    4. deceptive - vildledende
    5. surprise - overraske
    6. prank - narrestreg
    7. humor - humor
    8. fool - nar
    9. April 1st - 43191
    10. play a joke - lave sjov
    11. prankster - spøgefugl
    12. sneaky - luskede

    2. Danish Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day

    Danish Phrases for April Fools' Day

    Don’t limit yourself to practical jokes - use these April Fools’ phrases in Danish to prank your favorite Danish friend or colleague!

    1. I learned Danish in 1 month.
      • Jeg lærte dansk på én måned.
    2. All classes for today got canceled.
      • Alle timer for i dag blev annulleret.
    3. I’m sorry, but I’ve just broken your favorite pair of glasses.
      • Jeg er ked af det, men jeg har lige ødelagt dine yndlingsbriller.
    4. Someone has just hit your car.
      • Nogen har lige ramt din bil.
    5. I’m getting married.
      • Jeg skal giftes.
    6. You won a free ticket.
      • Du vandt en gratis billet.
    7. I saw your car being towed.
      • Jeg så din bil bliver bugseret.
    8. They’re giving away free gift cards in front of the building.
      • De giver gratis gavekort foran bygningen.
    9. A handsome guy is waiting for you outside.
      • En flot fyr venter på dig udenfor.
    10. A beautiful lady asked me to give this phone number to you.
      • En smuk dame bad mig om at give dette telefonnummer til dig.
    11. Can you come downstairs? I have something special for you.
      • Kan du komme nedenunder? Jeg har noget særligt til dig.
    12. Thank you for your love letter this morning. I never could have guessed your feelings.
      • Tak for dit kærlighedsbrev i morges. Jeg havde aldrig gættet dine følelser.

    Choose your victims carefully, though; the idea is to get them to laugh with you, not to hurt their feelings or humiliate them in front of others. Be extra careful if you choose to play a prank on your boss - you don’t want to antagonize them with an inappropriate joke.

    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody

    Choose Bad or Good

    Right, now that you know the top million April Fools’ words in Danish, let’s look at some super pranks and tricks to play on friends, colleagues and family. Some April Fools ideas never grow old, while new ones are born every year.

    Never joke in such a way that it hurts anyone, or humiliates them badly in front of others - the idea is for everybody to laugh and enjoy the fun! Respect is still key, no matter what day of the year it is.

    Cockroach prank

    1- Infestation

    This trick is so simple, yet so creepy, it’s almost unbelievable. Take black paper, cut out the silhouette of a giant cockroach, a spider or another insect, and stick it inside the lampshade of a table lamp. When the lamp is switched on, it will look like a monstrous insect is sitting inside the lampshade. Or, get a whole lot of realistic-looking plastic insects, and spread them over a colleague’s desk and chair, or, at home, over the kids’ beds etc. Creep-factor: stellar.

    2- Which One Doesn’t Fit?

    Put the photo of a celebrity or a notorious politician in a frame, and take it to work on April Fools’ Day. Hang the photo on the staff picture wall, and wait. You’ll be surprised how long it can take for people to notice that one picture doesn’t fit.

    3- Something Weird in the Restroom

    At work, replace the air freshener in the restroom with something noxious like insect killer, oven cleaner or your own odious mixture in a spray bottle. Be sure to cover the bottle’s body so no one suspects a swap.

    Or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish, and leave it at the hand wash basin. It will not lather.

    Or, if your workplace’s restroom has partitioned toilets with short doors, arrange jeans or trousers and shoes on all but one of the toilet covers, so it looks like every stall is occupied. Now wait for complaints, and see how long it takes for someone to figure out the April Fools’ Day prank. You’ll probably wish you had a camera inside the restroom. But, unless you don’t mind getting fired, don’t put your own recording device in there!

    Funny Face

    4- Call Me Funny

    Prepare and print out a few posters with the following instructions: Lion Roar Challenge! Call this number - 123-456-7890 - and leave your best lion’s roar as voicemail! Best roarer will be announced April 10 in the cafeteria. Prize: $100. (Lion’s roar is just an example; you can use any animal call, or even a movie character’s unique sound, such as Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weirder, the funnier. Obviously!) Put the posters up in the office where most of the staff is likely to see them. Now wait for the owner of the number to visit you with murderous intent. Have a conciliatory gift ready that’s not a prank.

    5- Minty Cookies

    This is another simple but hugely effective prank - simply separate iced cookies, scrape off the icing, and replace it with toothpaste. Serve during lunch or tea break at work, or put in your family’s lunch boxes. Be sure to take photos of your victim’s faces when they first bite into your April Fools’ cookies.

    6- Wild Shopping

    At your local grocer, place a realistic-looking plastic snake or spider among the fresh vegetables. Now wait around the corner for the first yell.

    7- The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Don’t forget probably the oldest, yet very effective April Fools’ joke in the book - smearing hand cream or Vaseline on a door handle that most staff, family or friends are likely to use. Yuck to the max!

    8- Sneeze On Me

    Another golden oldie is also gross, yet harmless and utterly satisfying as a prank. Fill a small spray bottle that you can easily conceal with water. Walk past a friend, colleague or one of your kids, and fake a sneeze while simultaneously spraying them with a bit of water. Expect to be called a totally disgusting person. Add a drop of lovely smelling essential oil to the water for extra confusion.

    9- Word Play Repairs

    Put a fresh leek in the hand wash basin at home or work, and then tell your housemates or colleagues this: “There’s a huge leak in the restroom/bathroom basin, it’s really serious. Please can someone go have a look?!” Expect exasperation and smiles all around. Note that this prank is only likely to work where people understand English well.

    10- Scary Face

    Print out a very scary face on an A4 sheet of paper, and place it in a colleague’s, or one of your kid’s drawers, so it’s the first thing they see when they open the drawer. You may not be very popular for a while.

    11- Wake Up To Madness

    Put foamy shaving cream, or real whipped cream on your hand, and wake your kid up by tickling their nose with it. As long as they get the joke, this could be a wonderful and fun way to start April Fools’ Day.

    Computer Prank

    12- Computer Prank

    This one’s fabulous, if you have a bit of time to fiddle with a colleague, friend or your kid’s computer. It is most effective on a computer where most of the icons they use are on the desktop background itself (as opposed to on the bottom task bar).

    Take and save a screenshot of their desktop with the icons. Set this screenshot as their background image. Now delete all the working icons. When they return to their computer, wait for the curses when no amount of clicking on the icons works.

    13- Monster Under the Cup

    This one will also work well anywhere people meet. Take a paper cup, and write the following on it in black pen: “Danger! Don’t lift, big spider underneath.” Place it upside-down on prominent flat surface, such as a kitchen counter, a colleague’s desk or a restaurant table. Expect some truly interesting responses.

    Door Prank

    14- Prank Door

    Write in large letters on a large and noticeable piece of paper: PUSH. Tape this notice on a door that should be pulled to open, and watch the hilarious struggle of those clever souls who actually read signs.

    4. How Can DanishClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?

    If you happen to visit Denmark, or if you work for any Danish company, knowing the above Danish prankster phrases can really lighten up your day. Showing you have a sense of humor can go a long way to cement good relationships in any situation. These phrases are at your disposal for free, as well as are these 100 core Danish words, which you will learn how to pronounce perfectly.

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    4 Reasons Why Danish Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

    Learn 4 honest reasons you need Danish slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

    Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Danish slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Danish? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Danish or any new language.

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    1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

    If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

    2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Danish Culture

    If you turn on any popular Danish TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Danish slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Danish culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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    3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

    Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Danish slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

    4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

    We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

    The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

    Learning Danish slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

    But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

    The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Danish people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Danish TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Danish slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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    At DanishClass101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Danish slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

    Danish slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

    However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
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