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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to DanishClass101.com. This is Intermediate Season 1 Lesson 20 - Is Your Danish Flight Delayed? John here.
Nana: Hej I'm Nana.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand airport announcements. The conversation takes place at the airport.
Nana: An announcer is speaking.
John: Okay, let's listen to the announcer’s speech.
DIALOGUE
Announcer: Dette er en meddelelse til alle passagerer, der rejser med SAS fly SK901 til New York.
Announcer: Grundet snestormen letter flyet ikke klokken 11.15 som planlagt.
Announcer: Afgangen er foreløbigt udsat i tre timer.
Announcer: Hold venligst løbende øje med skærmene i lufthavnen.
Announcer: Der kan forekomme pludselige ændringer.
Announcer: Vær også opmærksom på udkald over højtaleren.
Announcer: Ved spørgsmål kontakt venligst flyselskabet.
Announcer: SAS beklager ulejligheden og takker for din tålmodighed og forståelse.
John: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Announcer: This is an announcement for all passengers who are traveling with SAS flight SK901 to New York.
Announcer: Due to the blizzard, the flight will not take off at 11:15 as planned.
Announcer: The departure will be postponed for three hours for the time being.
Announcer: Please keep an eye on the screens in the airport regularly.
Announcer: Sudden changes may occur.
Announcer: Also, pay attention to announcements over the speaker.
Announcer: For questions, please contact the airline.
Announcer: SAS is sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
John: A three hour delay! I’m glad that’s not my plane.
Nana: I know! Delays are the worst, especially if you’re going home.
John: Yeah, then you’re just stuck in the airport with an empty wallet and full suitcase.
Nana: Have you been buying too many souvenirs again?
John: Something like that! What souvenirs are good to buy in Denmark?
Nana: If you’re okay with spending 1.000 kroner, you can never go wrong with jewellery, a watch, or other products from Georg Jensen. Or maybe porcelain from Royal Copenhagen.
John: What if I would rather spend less…?
Nana: You should check out the ceramics from Kähler Design or modern Scandinavian designs from Ferm Living or Muuto.
John: Do you have any other recommendations?
Nana: Well, you could always go with a figurine of Den Lille Havfrue.
John: What does that mean?
Nana: “The Little Mermaid.”
John: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
John: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Nana: meddelelse [natural native speed]
John: message, announcement, statement, notice
Nana: meddelelse [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: meddelelse [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: lette [natural native speed]
John: to relieve, to ease, to lift, to take off
Nana: lette [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: lette [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: afgang [natural native speed]
John: departure
Nana: afgang [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: afgang [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: foreløbig [natural native speed]
John: temporary, for the time being
Nana: foreløbig [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: foreløbig [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: holde [natural native speed]
John: to keep, to hold, to stop, to last
Nana: holde [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: holde [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: løbende [natural native speed]
John: running, continuously, regularly
Nana: løbende [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: løbende [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: opmærksom [natural native speed]
John: attentive
Nana: opmærksom [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: opmærksom [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: udkald [natural native speed]
John: call, announcement
Nana: udkald [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: udkald [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Nana: ulejlighed [natural native speed]
John: inconvenience
Nana: ulejlighed [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: ulejlighed [natural native speed]
John: And last...
Nana: tålmodighed [natural native speed]
John: patience
Nana: tålmodighed [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Nana: tålmodighed [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
John: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is...
Nana: holde øje med
John: meaning "to keep an eye on." What can you tell us about this expression?
Nana: First is the irregular verb holde,
John: which means "to hold,"
Nana: then the neuter gender noun øje,
John: which means "eye,"
Nana: and finally the preposition med, which means "with."
John: The literal translation, "to hold eye with," doesn’t really make any sense.
Nana: No, it doesn’t. So remember that it means “to keep an eye on.”
John: We can use it to say that we’re keeping someone or something under observation.
Nana: Yes, we’re watching something closely.
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Nana: Sure. For example, you can say, Guiden glemte at holde øje med tiden.
John: ...which means "The guide forgot to keep an eye on the time."
John: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Nana: være opmærksom på
John: Meaning "to be attentive to, to be aware of." Can you break this phrase down for us?
Nana: The first word være is an irregular verb meaning "to be." The second word is opmærksom.
John: This is an adjective meaning "attentive." And finally, the third word
Nana: på. It’s a preposition with several meanings, such as "on.”
John: And altogether, this means “to be attentive to.”
Nana: Yes, you can use it the same way that the English version is used.
John: How do we use it in a sentence?
Nana: Just follow the phrase with whatever you are being attentive of.
John: Can you give us an example using this word?
Nana: Sure. For example, you can say, Familien var ikke opmærksom på ændringerne.
John: ...which means "The family was not aware of the changes."
John: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Nana: beklage ulejligheden
John: Meaning "to regret the inconvenience, to be sorry for the inconvenience." What can you tell us about this phrase?
Nana: First is the regular verb beklage,
John: which means "to regret,"
Nana: and the common gender noun ulejlighed in definite form,
John: which means "the trouble" or "the inconvenience." Is this a fixed phrase?
Nana: Yes, it is. We use it to apologize to someone for the inconvenience.
John: It sounds kind of formal.
Nana: It is. You can make it more casual by replacing the verb with undskyld, which means “sorry.”
John: Can you give us an example using the formal version?
Nana: Sure. For example, you can say, Selskabet beklager ulejligheden.
John: ...which means "The company is sorry for the inconvenience." Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn how to understand airport announcements.
John: Let’s go back to the transitive and intransitive verbs. We’ve talked about these before.
Nana: Yes. A transitive verb takes a direct object.
John: And intransitive verbs don’t have a direct object.
Nana: However, there are some verbs that don’t have to take an object, but they can.
John: Oh, right. Remember that transitive and intransitive verbs conjugate according to tense and whether they are regular or irregular. Let’s look at a couple of example verbs. What is “to remember?”
Nana: Huske - this is transitive.
John: What is “to eat?”
Nana: Spise - this is intransitive.
John: How about an example sentence?
Nana: Familien låner penge til en ekstra overnatning.
John: “The family borrows money for another night.” And one more?
Nana: Sid her, mens jeg sætter alt slikket på plads.
John: “Sit here while I put all the candy in place.” This lesson was about airport announcements, so let’s hear some words and phrases that will help us understand them.
Nana: Efterlad aldrig bagage uden opsyn.
John: “Never leave luggage unattended.”
Nana: bedes gå til gaten
John: “be asked to go to the gate.”
Nana: Finally, let’s look at the regular verb takke.
John: This means “to thank.” You can use it when expressing your gratitude and appreciation to someone for something or because of something.
Nana: It conjugates like other regular verbs, and is usually followed by an indirect object or the preposition for. This comes before the reason for being grateful.
John: Let’s hear an example sentence.
Nana: De takkede dem for deres optimisme.
John: “They thanked them for their optimism.”
Nana: Her er jeres boardingkort. Vi takker.
John: “Here are your boarding passes.” “Thanks.”

Outro

John: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Nana: Hej hej!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What type of souvenir would you buy during your next trip to Denmark?

Aisara Yessenova
Monday at 05:04 PM
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I am wondering if there should be "takkede" in this sentence Personalet undskyldte og takke passagererne.

"The personnel apologized and thanked the passengers." I see that the past tense is used in "undskyldte". So

"takke" should be also in the past tense?

Aisara
Monday at 03:08 PM
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Jeg vil gerne købe fem pakker af Danske småkeger 😁

Roger
Friday at 03:27 PM
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Næste gang i Danmark køber jeg nogle Royal Copenhagen plader.