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Introduction
Sydney: Welcome to 3-Minute Danish Season 1, Lesson 20 - Talking about Your Likes. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer affirmatively to the question “Do you like…?” in Danish.
Body
Sydney: Here's the way to ask "Do you like chocolate?" in Danish.
Asger: [Normal] Kan du godt lide chokolade?
Sydney: First is a word meaning "can"
Asger: [Normal] kan [Slow] kan
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "you"
Asger: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "good"
Asger: [Normal] godt [Slow] godt
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "like"
Asger: [Normal] lide [Slow] lide
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "chocolate"
Asger: [Normal] chokolade [Slow] chokolade
Sydney: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning "Do you like chocolate?"
Asger: [Slow] Kan du godt lide chokolade? [Normal] Kan du godt lide chokolade?
Sydney: Here's a way to answer, "Yes I do."
Asger: [Normal] Ja, det kan jeg godt.
Sydney: First is a word meaning "yes"
Asger: [Normal] ja [Slow] ja
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "that"
Asger: [Normal] det [Slow] det
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "can"
Asger: [Normal] kan [Slow] kan
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "I"
Asger: [Normal] jeg [Slow] jeg
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "good"
Asger: [Normal] godt [Slow] godt
Sydney: Listen again to the response meaning "Yes I do."
Asger: [Slow] Ja, det kan jeg godt. [Normal] Ja, det kan jeg godt.
Sydney: Here's a way to ask "Do you like sweets?"
Asger: [Normal] Kan du lide søde sager?
Sydney: First is a word meaning "can"
Asger: [Normal] kan [Slow] kan
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "you"
Asger: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "like"
Asger: [Normal] lide [Slow] lide
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "sweet"
Asger: [Normal] søde [Slow] søde
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "things"
Asger: [Normal] sager [Slow] sager
Sydney: Listen again to the question, "Do you like sweets?"
Asger: [Slow] Kan du lide søde sager? [Normal] Kan du lide søde sager?
Sydney: Here's a response meaning, "Yes, sometimes."
Asger: [Normal] Ja, nogle gange.
Sydney: First is a word meaning "yes"
Asger: [Normal] ja [Slow] ja
Sydney: Next is the word meaning "some"
Asger: [Normal] nogle [Slow] nogle
Sydney: Last is the word meaning "times"
Asger: [Normal] gange [Slow] gange
Sydney: Listen again to the response, "Yes, sometimes."
Asger: [Slow] Ja, nogle gange. [Normal] Ja, nogle gange.
Cultural Insight
Sydney: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Asger: When talking about your likes in Danish, it is common to use the word godt in your statement. This means "good" or "well," and is simply used to confirm your statement. In this case, that you do like something.

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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