Danish

An Indo-European language and a member of the North Germanic group (the East Scandinavian branch), spoken by over 5 million people mainly in the Kingdom of Denmark, where it is the official language, as well as in the Faeroe Islands and Greenland, where it also has official status, with some further speakers in north Germany, Canada and the USA.

The earliest written traces of the language are runic inscriptions from the 3rd century, but in the 12th century Danish began to emerge in a form distinct from common Old Norse. The mediaeval literature is particularly famous for its rich stock of ballads. Today the language is spoken in several mutually comprehensible dialects and the standard language, Rigsdansk, was originally based on the sociolect of the upper class of Copenhagen.

Danish is spelt in the Roman alphabet consisting of 29 characters. The spelling system was reformed in 1948.


CLASSIFICATION = Indo-European, SCRIPT = Roman

Courses

Basic
Beginner's Danish : with 2 audio CDs DAN CBEG 1(PACK)
Complete Danish DAN CBEG 2(PACKS 1-2)
Colloquial Danish: The Complete Course for Beginners DAN CBEG 3(PACKS 1-2)

Dictionaries

Danish dictionary : English-Danish, Danish-English DAN DICO 3
Dansk-engelsk ordbog -- ottende reviderede og forøgede udgav DAN DICO 1
Danish learner's dictionary : 1001 Danish words in frequency order with example sentences DAN DICO 4
Engelsk-dansk ordbog DAN DICO 2

Films

Above the street below the water DAN FILM 10(DVD)*
After the wedding DAN FILM 18(DVD)*
Babettes gæstebud (Babette's feast) DAN FILM 2(DVD)*
Borgen : The complete first season DAN FILM 16:1-3(DVD)*
Borgen : The complete second season DAN FILM 14:1-3(DVD)*
Borgen : The third and final season DAN FILM 15:1-3(DVD)*
Day of wrath DAN FILM 8(DVD)*
Festen (The Celebration) DAN FILM 4(DVD)*
Flammen & citronen DAN FILM 20(DVD)*
The hunt DAN FILM 7(DVD)*
In a better world DAN FILM 11(DVD)*
Italiensk for begyndere (Italian for beginners) DAN FILM 1(DVD)*
The killing trilogy DAN FILM 13:1-11(DVD)*
Northwest DAN FILM 12(DVD)*
Ordet DAN FILM 5(DVD)
The protectors DAN FILM 9:1-3(DVD)*
Riget (The Kingdom I & II) DAN FILM 3:1-4(DVD)*
A Royal Affair DAN FILM 17(DVD)*
A war DAN FILM 19(DVD)*

Grammar

Danish : an elementary grammar and reader DAN GRAM 2
Danish: An Essential Grammar DAN GRAM 1

Listening and Reading

Listening
Danish recordings made by a native speaker DAN LFACT 1
Reading
Augusta DAN RFICT 2
Otte gange Orphan DAN RFICT 3
De samlede eventyr om Peter Kanin og hans venner : Den originale og uforkortede udgave DAN RFICT 1
Sagn og eventyr - fra Grønland DAN RFICT 4(PACK)
Sagn og eventyr - fra Færøerne DAN RFICT 5(PACK)
Winston T. Mus : Danish - English DAN RFICT 6

Specific Purposes

Business
Talk business Danish DAN BUSI 1(CD-ROM)