|This is the most difficult part of the language. Like English, it is rarely pronounced the way it's written.|
|If you've already met a Dane, you might have been challenged with this phrase: Rødgrød med fløde|
|It means 'Red pudding with cream'|
|It is fairly important to pronounce Danish correctly. Unlike English, which is more widely spoken, Danish does not easily tolerate deviations. You might on the odd occasion find yourself misunderstood because of a single sound, especially the farther away you move from Copenhagen.|
|For example, in et æg
(an egg) the g sounds a bit like a k. It is not pronounced with the voiced g as it is in English.
To you the two words might sound quite similar, but many Danish speakers won't understand you if you say egg.
|The following pages will introduce you to the Danish alphabet and give examples of how each letter is pronounced in different words.|