After completing this lesson you will be able to:
Bob is now on his way to the museum, but is lost.
He stops a person on the street and asks for directions.
Notice the words left, right, directions, and the intersection.
Also note that Bob says thank you for your help.
If you have to ask for directions, you can say:
When you ask someone in the street for directions, it is always polite to say say undskyld:
If you want to know if it is far away, ask:
The four main directions in Danish are:
When giving instructions or commands, you use the verb's imperative form.
Imperativ is made by removing the -e from the infinitive:
Du skal dreje / (you have to turn) (infitiv)
If the infinitive does not end in -e, then infinitive and imperative have the same form:
Du skal gå / (you have to leave)(infinitiv)
Gå! / (leave!) (imperativ)
In Danish we use both gade and vej. When the street is named after a person, we use an interfix -s-, as in Valdemarsgade, which is the name Valdemar, + s, + street.
You stop Rasmus on the street to ask where the museum is:
Rasmus has just asked you for directions. Tell him to go straight ahead and turn left at the traffic lights:
Ordinals are used when you refer to specific things, første, anden, tredje (first, second, third) and so on. As you will see, there are two typical endings for ordinals, with either -te eller -nde.
Notice that anden depends on the gender of the noun:
Den anden vej
Det andet hus
Read these ordinals to Rasmus:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
7, 8, 9, 10.
12, 13, 14, 15.
When you say thank you to someone, you can say:
And, if anyone has helped you:
Rasmus has just helped you. What do you say to him?
Tell Rasmus the ordinals 1 - 5
Say the ordinals 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to Rasmus:
Rasmus helped you. Say thank you for the help: