7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 24 April 2001
This book, is a far as I know, the only book in English that covers every aspect of Danish grammer you will ever need to learn Dansh. Don't buy this book if you want a few phrases buy this if you want to really learn the Danish - it is the best out there.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2008
This isn't a book for weekend tourists. This is for those who want in-depth knowledge of the language, say foreigners who want their business correspondence to be written in flawless Danish, or higher-level second language students aiming for excellent scores. There are no quick-quizzes or teach-yourself exercises. It is a comprehensive collection of rules (and exceptions to these) that serve as the foundation for the language.
A lot of Danish language books tend to avoid discussing grammar altogether, and focus instead on skills like social conversation, pronunciation, or vocabulary for daily living. That's a great approach too, but at some point, serious students will look for a firm scaffold on which to build new knowledge. This is an excellent reference for such students.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 1997
If you want to understand the language of Danish -- and Danes are sticklers for grammar, both Danish and English -- then you must have this book or a Danish nun as a teacher. The cross-cultural equivalent of Warriner's English; everything but sentence diagramming. Not quite Strunk & White's Elements of Style, but I need its 600-plus pages. The terminology is "rather" British (see "copulative conjunctions"), yet it even instructs how to properly form colloquial sentences -- "so" colloquial that a Danish friend to whom I had written thought I must have made a mistake because the sentence structure I had used, as a beginner, seemed to arcanely correct. In short, this book is outwardly dull but extremely useful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2009
I wanted to learn Danish for my trip to Denmark but I found there was very little material available for people who want to learn Danish which means that this book comes in very handy. This books covers the danish language in depth and is an excellent reference for people who wish to become fluent in Danish. Everything is explained in a clear and concise manner. If you are serious about learning Danish, this book is essential.