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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I’m Eric.
Anna: And I’m Anna!
Eric: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Danish Vocabulary, Lesson 2! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular Danish Foods. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at DanishClass101.com

Lesson focus

Eric: Anna, what’s our first word?
Anna: marinerede sild
Eric: pickled herring
Anna: (slow) marinerede sild (regular) marinerede sild
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Anna: marinerede sild
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric:
Denmark used to be a pescatarian nation, but over the last few decades, many Danes have started to prefer meat over fish. Still, marinated herring, which can be found in many different tasty marinades, is still a common food for Danes. It’s also the main food at any Danish luncheon.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Anna: (normal) Marinerede sild spises på rugbrød med løg eller andet til.
Eric: Pickled herring is eaten on rye bread with onions or other things.
Anna: (slow) Marinerede sild spises på rugbrød med løg eller andet til.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Anna: rullepølse
Eric: rullepølse (a type of rolled sausage)
Anna: (slow) rullepølse (regular) rullepølse
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Anna: rullepølse
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric:
This is one of many Danish cold cuts. Rolled sausage is made from a slab of pork belly rolled with pepper and other herbs and then salted in brine for some days before being placed in a rectangular press.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Anna: (normal) Rullepølse er ikke salt, men meget mild og pebret i smagen.
Eric: Rolled sausage is not salty but very mild and peppery in taste.
Anna: (slow) Rullepølse er ikke salt, men meget mild og pebret i smagen.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Anna: Stjerneskud
Eric: shooting star, a type of Danish sandwich
Anna: (slow) Stjerneskud (regular) Stjerneskud
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Anna: Stjerneskud
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric:
A Shooting Star is the name of a type of Danish open sandwich. It’s made from a piece of buttered bread topped off with a deep-fried type of flounder, which is then garnished with white asparagus, small shrimp, caviar, and lemon.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Anna: (normal) Stjerneskud er et højtbelagt smørrebrød.
Eric: A shooting star is an open many layered Danish sandwich.
Anna: (slow) Stjerneskud er et højtbelagt smørrebrød.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Anna: hotdog
Eric: hot dog
Anna: (slow) hotdog (regular) hotdog
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Anna: hotdog
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric:
Danish hot dog stands can be found in any town in Denmark. They serve several kinds of hot dogs, and always have a variety of sausages available. The most common hot dog is a roasted hot dog. It is a roasted sausage placed in a sausage bun. Toppings include, ketchup, remoulade, mustard, raw onions, roasted onions, and pickled slices of cucumber.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Anna: (normal) Man kan købe hotdogs i enhver dansk by.
Eric: You can buy hot dogs in any Danish city.
Anna: (slow) Man kan købe hotdogs i enhver dansk by.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Anna: asie
Eric: pickled gherkin (asie)
Anna: (slow) asie (regular) asie
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Anna: asie
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric:
The danish version of pickled gherkins is quite unique. The cucumber used for this is a rather large variety called asie. They have very few seeds. It is peeled and then split in 2, then cut into 1.5cm slices before pickling. The perfect asie is sour-sweet and crunchy.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Anna: (normal) Asier er fantastiske til frikadeller.
Eric: Pickled gherkins are great with frikadelles.
Anna: (slow) Asier er fantastiske til frikadeller.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Anna will give you the Danish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Anna: marinerede sild
[pause]Eric: pickled herring
Anna: rullepølse
[pause]Eric: rolled sausage
Anna: Stjerneskud
[pause]Eric: Shooting star
Anna: hotdog
[pause]Eric: hot dog
Anna: asie
[pause]Eric: pickled gherkin (asie)

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five Foods in Denmark! We have more vocab lists available at DanishClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Anna: Vi ses!

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