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I wish I knew there was a book like this sooner
on 10 November 2015
I have never cared enough about something on amazon to write a review. Maybe a few years ago. If you're serious about learning danish as I am, and like me you actually missed a flight trying to read a danish newspaper and lost track of time at the airport, you need this book. This book is something else. It's almost cheating.
I'm done the first four chapters and I must say, I can count to 100, I know know how to tell the time in the most complex ways, I can talk about buying food, tickets, flowers, red wine, pretty much things you do on a date. I can say that I called someone and talked to them, I can ask what something costs, I can pretty much read danish text messages and comments on youtube and reddit. And right now in chapter five I'm about to learn how to say something is a good idea, ask someone what they want to do today. I'll do another update once I reach chapter 8. Not a single negative thing to say about it so far, this is the closest thing to sling shooting yourself from beginner to advance.
A note, you need to know basics words like han, til, for, at, jeg, har, i, godt, du, skal, os, en, er before reading this book. If you don't memorize the meanings before chapter one you will burn a lot of time trying to figure out what something means instead of memorizing new vocabulary. I suggest duolingo and pass it's first test before trying this book, so that you are comfortable with the bread and butter words. If you can pick them up some other way great. This is not to say if you straight jump into this book you can't pick them up, but it feels good when you know something before they introduce it too you with other unknown stuff. Kept me motivated and I didn't burn out.