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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 Norway Denmark

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SysGhost

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14 days ago #9397253        
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After trying to understand the danish numeral system, my three brain cells ended up with two hating each other and refuse to work, and the third got locked up in an insane asylum.



18 hours ago #9401600        
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I remember a similar way of counting when living in Germany. After "twenty/zwanzig", "twenty one" was "einundzwanzig" (one-and-twenty).



FTKnight

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..... ow, my brain hurts......



ben3b

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12 days ago #9397703        
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I love the expression on Norway's face when *brain broke* xD



Taryn

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1 month ago #9389232        
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I thought the French had a stupid way to say numbers, then I read this. @_@



JHT

17 M
1 month ago #9388963        
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We have the same system in the Faroes cx



Bekka

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1 month ago #9385850        
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ja, we do have weird numbers



1 month ago #9385733        
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Once again, my brain hurts.



Zeust

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2 months ago #9370671        
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@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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3 months ago #9368747        
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This is why I hate shopping in Denmark...



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