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Australia is quite literally "selling sand in Sahara" because Australian sand is better for building with than Sahara sand.

So Australia is neither. He just had something Sahara could use.

25th November 2014
 


97 Comments:
 
1 hour ago #9280236        

@Cerulean556
"Is it better to use "i" or "du"?"

Depends on the context. You would say "I" (always upper-case) about plural people and "du" about a single person.

"And, how do you pronounce the "D"? In "skildpaddle" and "mad", it sounds like the English "L", but in words with the first letter as "D" like "det" and "dyr", it sounds like the English "D" as well. Is there a rule as to how to pronounce it, or is it just memory?"

For the first, you spelled 'skildpadde' wrong. For the second, the first D in 'skildpadde' is not pronounced, and the two last D's and the D in 'mad' are pronounced like the English 'th'-sound.

For other questions about the Danish language, you're welcome to ask here:
http://satwcomic.com/topic/5244/please-help-me-to-learn-danish-2



loona

25 F
3 hours ago #9280182        

That's probably one of the stupidest and smartest things I have ever heard of. I'm torn just like Mr America and England.



3 hours ago #9280157        

@Cerulean556 *Excuse my wall of text* - I am also just a Norwegian, but I think I've heard enough Danish to help you out a bit.

I think it's a bit like you said, that consonants early in the word are "harder" spoken (English D), while later consonants are soft.
In "skilDpadde", the d is silent.
The two later D's sound like L's because they are so soft.
Danish has a lot of really soft consonants. This makes words almost completely unintelligible for us foreigners.
( Use Google Translate and listen to the word "kage" or "gade" :S )

In Norway we say that Danish is like speaking Norwegian with a potato shoved down your throat. And here is a video of Norwegians making fun of the Danes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk
Good luck learning Danish! Although I personally think you should learn Norwegian instead. Way better ;)



5 hours ago #9280104        

Guuuuh. Im on my phone, and the "report" button is TINY and long story short, it was an accident



5 hours ago #9280102        

@EricTheRedAndWhite ups sorry



Palvouha

15 O
6 hours ago #9280037        

@Cerulean556 I'm not a dane, neither do I speak danish, but I am a norwegian and what I understand is that "i" means you in plural. "du" are just you.
For the pronounciation part you just have to get an answer from a dane, because I really can't explain it.



8 hours ago #9279998        

I have another two questions about Danish:
Is it better to use "i" or "du"?
And, how do you pronounce the "D"? In "skildpaddle" and "mad", it sounds like the English "L", but in words with the first letter as "D" like "det" and "dyr", it sounds like the English "D" as well. Is there a rule as to how to pronounce it, or is it just memory?



13 hours ago #9279892        

I know that the city I come from in Scania used to sell sand to some desert heavy country too. Cant remember which though.



15 hours ago #9279861        

@Myrica
Not all characters in this comic are countries. Sahara is a desert, both here and in real life.



18 hours ago #9279846        

@Myrica Here's the most recent obesity report/rankings:
http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Obesity-Update-2014.pdf
It looks like the US is still number one, but Mexico's obesity is growing at a steadier rate.
And that's a cute idea about the sand. :)



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