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40 [forty]

Asking for directions

Asking for directions

40 [fyrre]

Spørge efter vej

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Excuse me! U---kyld! Undskyld! U-d-k-l-! --------- Undskyld! 0
Can you help me? K-n -- h-æ--e m--? Kan du hjælpe mig? K-n d- h-æ-p- m-g- ------------------ Kan du hjælpe mig? 0
Is there a good restaurant around here? H--r e- -e- en--o---e-t---ant? Hvor er der en god restaurant? H-o- e- d-r e- g-d r-s-a-r-n-? ------------------------------ Hvor er der en god restaurant? 0
Take a left at the corner. Gå-til --nstr- ve- hjø-net Gå til venstre ved hjørnet G- t-l v-n-t-e v-d h-ø-n-t -------------------------- Gå til venstre ved hjørnet 0
Then go straight for a while. S---kal ---gå----g-----t---e-l--e--. Så skal du gå et godt stykke ligeud. S- s-a- d- g- e- g-d- s-y-k- l-g-u-. ------------------------------------ Så skal du gå et godt stykke ligeud. 0
Then go right for a hundred metres / meters (am.). S--skal----gå h--dred--m-t-- ti---ø-r-. Så skal du gå hundrede meter til højre. S- s-a- d- g- h-n-r-d- m-t-r t-l h-j-e- --------------------------------------- Så skal du gå hundrede meter til højre. 0
You can also take the bus. Du-k-----så -a-e --ss--. Du kan også tage bussen. D- k-n o-s- t-g- b-s-e-. ------------------------ Du kan også tage bussen. 0
You can also take the tram. D--k-n-o-så ---e-spor--g--n. Du kan også tage sporvognen. D- k-n o-s- t-g- s-o-v-g-e-. ---------------------------- Du kan også tage sporvognen. 0
You can also follow me with your car. Du -a- o-s-----e--ø---e---r m-g. Du kan også bare køre efter mig. D- k-n o-s- b-r- k-r- e-t-r m-g- -------------------------------- Du kan også bare køre efter mig. 0
How do I get to the football / soccer (am.) stadium? Hv--d-n-k--m-- j-- til-fo-b--ds-adi-net? Hvordan kommer jeg til fodboldstadionet? H-o-d-n k-m-e- j-g t-l f-d-o-d-t-d-o-e-? ---------------------------------------- Hvordan kommer jeg til fodboldstadionet? 0
Cross the bridge! G---v-- --oen! Gå over broen! G- o-e- b-o-n- -------------- Gå over broen! 0
Go through the tunnel! Kø--ge-ne- -unn-lle-! Kør gennem tunnellen! K-r g-n-e- t-n-e-l-n- --------------------- Kør gennem tunnellen! 0
Drive until you reach the third traffic light. K-- -i---et t--d-e ly-k-y-s. Kør til det tredje lyskryds. K-r t-l d-t t-e-j- l-s-r-d-. ---------------------------- Kør til det tredje lyskryds. 0
Then turn into the first street on your right. D--- -il-h--r--ad -e- før--e ---e Drej til højre ad den første gade D-e- t-l h-j-e a- d-n f-r-t- g-d- --------------------------------- Drej til højre ad den første gade 0
Then drive straight through the next intersection. S--s--l--u----- ---- u--ve---æste--ry--. Så skal du køre lige ud ved næste kryds. S- s-a- d- k-r- l-g- u- v-d n-s-e k-y-s- ---------------------------------------- Så skal du køre lige ud ved næste kryds. 0
Excuse me, how do I get to the airport? U--s---d- -v-r--- -o-mer---g -i- --f--avne-? Undskyld, hvordan kommer jeg til lufthavnen? U-d-k-l-, h-o-d-n k-m-e- j-g t-l l-f-h-v-e-? -------------------------------------------- Undskyld, hvordan kommer jeg til lufthavnen? 0
It is best if you take the underground / subway (am.). De---r--emmes--------- ---roe-. Det er nemmest at tage metroen. D-t e- n-m-e-t a- t-g- m-t-o-n- ------------------------------- Det er nemmest at tage metroen. 0
Simply get out at the last stop. D- s-a- ba-- --re t---e---s--tio-e-. Du skal bare køre til endestationen. D- s-a- b-r- k-r- t-l e-d-s-a-i-n-n- ------------------------------------ Du skal bare køre til endestationen. 0

The language of animals

When we want to express ourselves, we use our speech. Animals have their own language as well. And they use it exactly like us humans. That is to say, they talk to each other in order to exchange information. Basically each animal species has a particular language. Even termites communicate with each other. When in danger, they slap their bodies on the ground. This is their way of warning each other. Other animal species whistle when they approach enemies. Bees speak with each other through dancing. Through this, they show other bees where there is something to eat. Whales make sounds that can be heard from 5,000 kilometers away. They communicate with each other through special songs. Elephants also give each other various acoustic signals. But humans cannot hear them. Most animal languages are very complicated. They consist of a combination of different signs. Acoustic, chemical and optical signals are used. Aside from that, animals use various gestures. By now, humans have learned the language of pets. They know when dogs are happy. And they can recognize when cats want to be left alone. However, dogs and cats speak very different languages. Many signals are even exact opposites. It was long believed that these two animals simply didn't like each other. But they just misunderstand each other. That leads to problems between dogs and cats. So even animals fight because of misunderstandings…
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