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Introduction
Sydney: Welcome to 3-Minute Danish Season 1, Lesson 14 - When Are You Leaving? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask when someone is leaving in Danish.
Body
Sydney: Here's the way to ask "When are you leaving?" in Danish.
Asger: [Normal] Hvornår tager du afsted?
Sydney: First is a word meaning "when"
Asger: [Normal] hvornår [Slow] hvornår
Sydney: Next is the word literally meaning "take"
Asger: [Normal] tager [Slow] tager
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "you"
Asger: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "leave"
Asger: [Normal] afsted [Slow] afsted
Sydney: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning "When are you leaving?"
Asger: [Slow] Hvornår tager du afsted? [Normal] Hvornår tager du afsted?
Sydney: Here's the way to reply, "I'm leaving shortly."
Asger: [Normal] Jeg tager afsted om lidt.
Sydney: First is a word meaning "I"
Asger: [Normal] jeg [Slow] jeg
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "take"
Asger: [Normal] tager [Slow] tager
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "leave"
Asger: [Normal] afsted [Slow] afsted
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "in"
Asger: [Normal] om [Slow] om
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "little"
Asger: [Normal] lidt [Slow] lidt
Sydney: Listen again to the answer meaning "I'm leaving shortly."
Asger: [Slow] Jeg tager afsted om lidt. [Normal] Jeg tager afsted om lidt.
Sydney: Here's a way to ask "When does the train leave?"
Asger: [Normal] Hvornår kører toget?
Sydney: First is a word meaning "when"
Asger: [Normal] hvornår [Slow] hvornår
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "goes"
Asger: [Normal] kører [Slow] kører
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "the train"
Asger: [Normal] toget [Slow] toget
Sydney: Listen again to the question, "When does the train leave?"
Asger: [Slow] Hvornår kører toget? [Normal] Hvornår kører toget?
Sydney: Here's a response meaning, "The train leaves at three o'clock."
Asger: [Normal] Toget kører klokken tre.
Sydney: First is a phrase meaning "the train"
Asger: [Normal] toget [Slow] toget
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "goes"
Asger: [Normal] kører [Slow] kører
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "o'clock"
Asger: [Normal] klokken [Slow] klokken
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "three"
Asger: [Normal] tre [Slow] tre
Sydney: Listen again to the response, "The train leaves at three o'clock."
Asger: [Slow] Toget kører klokken tre. [Normal] Toget kører klokken tre.
Cultural Insight
Sydney: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Asger: In Denmark, it is not rude to ask when someone is leaving as long as you do not make it sound like you are asking because you actually want them to leave soon and get rid of them. If you are time-restrained, it is only normal to want to know when someone is going to leave.

Outro

Sydney: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Asger: På gensyn!

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