Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Language Barrier

For some reason, the Danes assume that I'm Danish (despite my lack of blond hair and blue eyes) and proceed to speak to me in very rapid Danish. Even if one had taken a few Danish language lessons, the language is said to be one of the more difficult in Europe, as it is a) spoken extremely quickly and b) the last half of every word is simply chopped off... So even trying to understand that the little old lady in line behind me in the grocery store is asking for the time is a daunting task. Danish lessons can't come soon enough....We apparently start them on September 8th.

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