Top 10 false friends in Danish
Not everything in the Danish language is how it appears. Here are The Local's picks for the top ten 'false friends'.
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If a Dane asks you to join him in a gang, don’t worry. He may just be asking you to go for a walk or to get started on something. Or perhaps talking about a hallway (yes, some Danish words have seemingly infinite meanings). If he really wanted you to join a gang, he’d ask you to join his bande, which looks like the word band but has nothing to do with music. Although, Danes do call biker gangs ‘rockers’, so there’s that too. It's a mad language at times, and speaking of mad...