21:19 Mar 4, 2008
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English to Danish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: icebreaker
HI. I would like to know, how do you say, "icebreaker" in Danish?

An icebreaker is anything serving to lessen formality or break down reserve. They often use them when to loosen people up in a formal or social setting.

Please let me know. Thank you.
renegade210 (X)

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3 +2bemærkning der bryder isen
Nikolaj Widenmann



7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
bemærkning der bryder isen

It would depend on the sentence. You can't just say "isbryder" since that refers to a vessel.

Nikolaj Widenmann
United States
Local time: 22:18
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: I disagree-some native Norwegian speaker said you can.

Asker: I'm sorry-I meant some Danish speaker said you could.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Derringdo: ....but you also hear the English expression used in Danish.
30 mins
  -> That doesn't surprise me. I guess I've been gone from Denmark too long...

agree  Randi Stenstrop: Jeg har aldrig hørt "icebreaker" brugt på "dansk", og jeg bor her, så det er i alt fald ikke særlig udbredt.
1 hr
  -> Tak.
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