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Danish Expressions

The Danish language is filled with funny idioms and expressions, which might sound strange to the foreign ear. Danes use them frequently, often without noticing or putting much attention to it, but for a non-native speaker it can be difficult to figure out that 'we need new buns to the soup' means that 'we need a change' or that 'a fox behind the ear' means 'to be sneaky'.

Copenhagen Language Center has created a video and funny posters explaining the meaning behind the most popular Danish idioms and sayings. Check it out and make sure that there is “no cow on the ice” the next time you encounter the Danish idioms! Find them here.

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