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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:

16th June 2010
 


705 Comments:
 
Cyto

20 M
11 days ago #9288891        

@GermanGuy

Trente
Quarante
Cinquante

Just to clarify



12 days ago #9288355        

@GermanGuy ...wow



12 days ago #9288353        

@WicketNorseKitty lolz



20 days ago #9282896        

Don't mind the french.
10: Dix
20: Vingt
30: Troisante
40: Quatrante
50: Cinqante
60: Soixante

All fine, BUT:
70: Soixante dix (Sixty Ten)
80: Quatre-Vingt (Four-Twenty)
90: Quatre-Vingt Dix (Four-twenty ten)

And to end this:
999: Neuf cent quatre-vingt dix-neuf (Nine hundret Four-Twenty ten-nine)



30 days ago #9277383        

I didn't know what the hell Denmark was talking about until I looked at the description and then I was like: ''Ohhhhhhh, that! Omg I get it xP!''
Btw:
50 = half sixty = half threes = halvtreds
70 = half fours = halvfjerds
90 = half fives = halvfems

Yes, now I see it...IT'S REALLY FUNNY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!XD



2 months ago #9261469        

Older people in Norway, still says the numbers like that.. It's really confusing, if you're not used to it.. And everytime I'm in Denmark and I'm buying something, I just give them all my money, so they can figure out that stuff on their own.. xD



2 months ago #9260528        

Although in Sweden we often say "tjugio" which means twenty and [Number]



aygusu

15 F
3 months ago #9241135        

i-im dying ---ugh of laughing too much pfft hahahahahHAHAHASHHHAHIHDıhudfhg eggrıkmfghhrıe xdx



Stenen

21 M
4 months ago #9227932        

actually, in norway you can say two and fifty as well, its more old-ish, but legit, its the half sixty part that fucks with them



Brunost

569 F
4 months ago #9221587        

I love Norways "brain-broke-face" :D



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