Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Becky: Top 25 Danish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 20: What's the weather like? in Danish
In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Danish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question What's the weather like in Copenhagen? In Danish this is
Loke: Hvordan er vejret i København?
Becky: The first word in the question is
Loke: hvordan
Becky: meaning “how” in English.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) hvordan
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Loke: hvordan
{Pause}
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Loke: er
Becky: meaning in this case “is”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) er
Becky: Now repeat.
Loke: er
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Loke: hvordan er
{pause}
Becky: And next
Loke: vejret
Becky: meaning “the weather”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) vejret
Becky: Now repeat.
Loke: vejret
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Loke: hvordan er vejret
{pause}
Becky: And next
Loke: i
Becky: meaning “in”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) i
Becky: Now repeat.
Loke: i
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Loke: hvordan er vejret i
{pause}
Becky: And after that
Loke: København
Becky: meaning “Copenhagen”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) København
Becky: Now repeat.
Loke: København
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Loke: hvordan er vejret i København?
{pause}
Becky: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's the weather like in Copenhagen?
Loke: Det er solskin.
Becky: "It's sunny”. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Loke: (Slow) Det er solskin.
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Loke: det
Becky: meaning “it”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) det
Becky: Now repeat
Loke: det
{Pause}
Becky: And after that
Loke: er
Becky: meaning in this case “is”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) er
Becky: Now repeat.
Loke: er
{Pause}
Becky: And next
Loke: solskin
Becky: meaning “sunshine”.
Loke: (Slow, by syllable) solskin
Becky: Now repeat.
Loke: solskin
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the speaker say, “It's sunny”, and then repeat.
Loke: Det er solskin.
{pause}
Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace sunny with raining.
Loke: regner
Becky: raining
Loke: (slow) regner (regular) regner
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with raining
Loke: Det regner.
Becky: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace sunny. Say “It's raining.”
{pause}
Loke: Det regner.
Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace raining with windy.
Loke: blæser
Becky: windy
Loke: (slow) blæser (regular) blæser
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with windy
Loke: Det blæser.
Becky: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace raining. Say “It's windy.”
{pause}
Loke: Det blæser.
Becky: To expand on the pattern, replace windy with stormy.
Loke: stormvejr
Becky: stormy
Loke: (slow) stormvejr (regular) stormvejr
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with stormy
Loke: Det er stormvejr.
Becky: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace windy. Say “It's stormy.”
{pause}
Loke: Det er stormvejr.
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Denmark and someone asks you What's the weather like in Copenhagen? You want to say it's sunny. Respond to the question.
Loke: Hvordan er vejret i København? (five seconds) Det er solskin.
Becky: Now you want to say it's raining. Respond to the question.
Loke: Hvordan er vejret i København? (five seconds) Det regner.
Becky: You want to say it's windy. Answer the speaker's question.
Loke: Hvordan er vejret i København? (five seconds) Det blæser.
Becky: You want to say it's stormy. Respond to the question.
Loke: Hvordan er vejret i København? (five seconds) Det er stormvejr.
Becky: Now you want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Loke: Hvordan er vejret i København?

5 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

DanishClass101.com Verified
Thursday at 06:30 PM
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Please, give us your answer to the question at the comments.

DanishClass101.com Verified
Tuesday at 01:08 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello Juanita,


Thank you for your reply!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. ;)


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team DanishClass101.com

Juanita
Monday at 09:01 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Thanks for your answer :)

Team DanishClass101.com
Monday at 04:33 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hej Juanita


Thank you for posting.


Your sentence is correct. When using the pattern, "Det er..." ("It is...") you always follow with a noun or an adjective.

If you use one of the verbs you mentioned, you use the pattern, "Det + [verb]."


"Solskin" and "stormvejr" are nouns. You can also say "solskinsvejr" instead of "solskin." "Solskinsvejr" means "sunny weather" and "stormvejr" means "stormy weather."


Hope this answered your questions.


Thank you!


Amalie

Team DanishClass101.com

Juanita
Thursday at 09:10 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Det er skyet!!


Hej Danishclass101,


Is it the fixed pattern when referring to the weather?

Are solskin and stormvejr nouns? Or adjectives? However, regner and blæser are verbs.

If I want to refer "cloudy", can I use "skyet" this adjective?


Mange tak!