Pimsleur Conversational Danish
Danish Compact Disc
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This program includes Lessons 1-16 from the Danish Level 1 program - 8 hours (8 CDs) of audio-only effective language learning. Each 30-minute lesson contains an introductory conversation, new vocabulary and structures, and builds on the material taught in prior lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Danish.
Reading Lessons begin at the end of Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Danish.
The Danish Language
Danish, a North Germanic language based on Old Norse, is spoken by some 6 million people, primarily in Denmark, although there are some speakers in Norway, Sweden, the Faroese Islands, and Greenland. Within the country of Denmark, there are many different dialects spoken. Generally, the newscast or Standard Danish (also referred to as rigsdansk), which is based on the dialects spoken in and around Copenhagen, is considered the most desirable dialect. This course adheres as closely as possible to Standard Danish. Because of the large number of similarities between Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, knowledge of any one of these languages makes it possible to understand the others. This is true for both spoken and written forms.