Top 10 Danish words the world should use now
Danish is a tough language to learn, no doubt. But it has some words that are just so good that they should be adopted into the English language. Here are ten examples.
Overskud is a terrific and widely used Danish word. In a financial context overskud means profit, but most Danes use it to describe an excess of energy or the lack thereof. If a Dane isn’t up to coping with a particular challenge, they will say they do not have the 'overskud' for it. But going above and beyond the call of duty? That’s really showing some overskud.
How to use it: “Hey man, can you help me move some boxes on Saturday?”
“Hmmm, I’ve got to take the kids swimming and get groceries, so I don’t think I’ll have the overskud.”