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So, uh, yeah. We have the same number system as everybody else, but we say the numbers a bit funny here in Denmark. Swedes and especially Norwegians love to make fun of that.

In case you’re wondering what numbers Denmark is saying it’s:
10 cows, 34 pigs, 52 chickens, 193 eggs, 261 nuts, which he then changes to 371 nuts.

Not even Danes will recognize these numbers the way I wrote them in English, but I was being an extreme pronunciation nazi and writing them almost exactly like they’re said in Danish.

The thing that really confuse our Northern neighbors is that with a number like 52 we don’t say “fifty two” but “two and fifty” which sounds like “two fifty”. And our word for fifty sounds like “half sixty” and 90 sounds like “half fives” and it just goes on like that.

You are allowed to be confused. And Norway had to put up with that for 300 years. :XD:


17th June 2010

Tagged in Sweden Denmark Norway

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Taryn

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9 days ago #9389232          

I thought the French had a stupid way to say numbers, then I read this. @_@



JHT

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10 days ago #9388963          

We have the same system in the Faroes cx



Bekka

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15 days ago #9385850          

ja, we do have weird numbers



Danelaw

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15 days ago #9385733          

Once again, my brain hurts.


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Zeust

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2 months ago #9370671          

@ADutchmanAml I am Dutch too and learning Danish but I still find Danish numbers illogical and hard to learn. Multiples of ten don't have names that make sense. I believe there are like two with the word half in their name? Maybe even three. And basically it's just a mess.
I need more repetition to learn this stuff I guess.



Syndus

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2 months ago #9368747          

This is why I hate shopping in Denmark...



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2 months ago #9368039          

@koshee it looks like a derp



AlephFIN

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2 months ago #9362768          

@WicketNorseKitty So, technically: "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!" :D



Rasyid

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2 months ago #9361870          

I think I get the point



SvalTheBard

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2 months ago #9361666          

And I thought Roman numerals were confusing.



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