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Hello are there any Danish members here?

 
 
Coolwhip
 
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Reply Tue 2 Oct, 2007 04:00 am
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JGoldman10 wrote:


Hello ragman-can you suggest some Danish or Nordic forums or message boards I should join?


Oh, so now you're interested in Nordic languages? I might be able to help you there. I understand Danish and Swedish fine so it might be easier for me to find said message boards.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 2 Oct, 2007 08:17 pm
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Coolwhip wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:


Hello ragman-can you suggest some Danish or Nordic forums or message boards I should join?


Oh, so now you're interested in Nordic languages? I might be able to help you there. I understand Danish and Swedish fine so it might be easier for me to find said message boards.

Yes-there's a bunch of languages I'm interested in. Very Happy

May I ask you my questions?
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Coolwhip
 
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Reply Wed 3 Oct, 2007 05:30 am
Sure, ask away.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 4 Oct, 2007 02:39 am
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Coolwhip wrote:
Sure, ask away.


Okay-to start with:

What is Danish and Swedish slang for:

big brother
big sister

as in someone people look up to?

What are Danish and Swedish slangs for:

tomboy-a girl that likes to do "guy" things or acts masculine
tough girl
tough woman
powerfully-built male
powerfully-built female
cool guy
cool girl?

In Nordic language (Swedish, Danish, Norweg., Icelandic, Faroese) does "rock" or "stone" have the same figurative use as someone strong or tough, as it does in English?
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Coolwhip
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2007 06:58 am
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JGoldman10 wrote:


Okay-to start with:

What is Danish and Swedish slang for:

big brother
big sister

as in someone people look up to?

What are Danish and Swedish slangs for:

tomboy-a girl that likes to do "guy" things or acts masculine
tough girl
tough woman
powerfully-built male
powerfully-built female
cool guy
cool girl?


Sorry, I don't speak Danish or Swedish I only understand it because it's so similar to Norwegian. Therefore I don't know any slangs. Sorry, but I cant help you there.

What I can do is try to find some danish forums where you could post your questions, but you'd have to tell me what kind of forums you might be interested in.

JGoldman10 wrote:

In Nordic language (Swedish, Danish, Norweg., Icelandic, Faroese) does "rock" or "stone" have the same figurative use as someone strong or tough, as it does in English?


The only one I can think of is 'hard som stein'(Norwegian) i.e. 'though/hard as a rock' but this can be used about anything, not only people.

Could you maybe give me an example with an English phrase? I'm not sure I understand correctly.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 10 Oct, 2007 03:07 am
Re: Reply to all
Coolwhip wrote:
JGoldman10 wrote:


Okay-to start with:

What is Danish and Swedish slang for:

big brother
big sister

as in someone people look up to?

What are Danish and Swedish slangs for:

tomboy-a girl that likes to do "guy" things or acts masculine
tough girl
tough woman
powerfully-built male
powerfully-built female
cool guy
cool girl?


Sorry, I don't speak Danish or Swedish I only understand it because it's so similar to Norwegian. Therefore I don't know any slangs. Sorry, but I cant help you there.

What I can do is try to find some danish forums where you could post your questions, but you'd have to tell me what kind of forums you might be interested in.

JGoldman10 wrote:

In Nordic language (Swedish, Danish, Norweg., Icelandic, Faroese) does "rock" or "stone" have the same figurative use as someone strong or tough, as it does in English?


The only one I can think of is 'hard som stein'(Norwegian) i.e. 'though/hard as a rock' but this can be used about anything, not only people.

Could you maybe give me an example with an English phrase? I'm not sure I understand correctly.


Hello. I'd like to know is there more than one way to say "big sister" in Danish, besides "storasoester"?
"Storasoester" is how you would say "big sister" in Swedish and Norwegian also.
Are there other ways to say "big sister" in Norwegian and Swedish besides "storasoester"?
Please let me know, and please list as many translations as possible. Thank you. Very Happy
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grief
 
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Reply Mon 17 Dec, 2007 01:45 pm
Hey I'm a Dane who joined as recently as yesterday.

I noticed this post straight away. I don't know if your questions have already been answered (since the posts are so old) but I will gladly answer them for you anyhow. Wink


Anyway, here's some of the slang expressions you asked for:

big brother is "storebror"
big sister is "storesøster"

(the scandinavian languages have significant differences, so even if the same word is used they spelling will differ. You can't just use the same for swedish or norwegian)

tomboy = drengepige
tough girl = sej tøs
tough woman = sej trunte
powerfully-built male = tyrenakke
powerfully-built female = no idea
cool guy = fed fyr
cool girl = lækker sild


P.S. These are the danish slang expressions. The norwegian or swedish terms are almost certainly completely different.
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grief
 
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Reply Mon 17 Dec, 2007 02:03 pm
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JGoldman10 wrote:
Coolwhip wrote:
Sure, ask away.


In Nordic language (Swedish, Danish, Norweg., Icelandic, Faroese) does "rock" or "stone" have the same figurative use as someone strong or tough, as it does in English?



Awesome. The danish word for stone, "sten" actually has precisely the same figurative meaning, and it can even be used as a verb, to stone someone,
"at stene noget" in danish.

Also the drug-related meaning of stone (stoned) is identical in danish;
"stene".

The Danes indeed appreciate their rocks just like the English/Americans.
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