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Danish translation: Danskjävel

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20:14 Jul 6, 2001
English to Danish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: danish scum
I'm interested in this term, used
repeatedly in "The Kingdom," as a
light-hearted joke with a colleague
from Denmark. I need to know the phoenetic pronunciation also, please.
David T. Kaleta
Danish translation:Danskjävel
Explanation:
OK, so its Swedish, but its a catchphrase from Lars von Triers' TV series "Riget" (The Kingdom), used by a Swedish head doctor at the hospital.
It might raise a laugh, I think most Danes would get the reference. Pronounciation is /'da:nsk,jævl/
(the a as in 'ah', the j as in 'yellow', and the ä as in 'devil', but longer).

Another possibility in Danish would be 'danskersvin', literally Daneswine.
Its harsh, but idiomatic. Pronounciation should be straightforward if you're English.
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Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 16:00
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naDanskjävel
Mads Grøftehauge
naDanske skidt
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1 day 10 hrs
Danske skidt


Explanation:
Light-hearted or not it's a pretty nasty way to address someone.
Here is an example of how to say it in Danish.
First word is pronounced how it is spelled, but the second word is pronounced as if it was written "skeet"

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Denmark
Local time: 16:00
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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2 days 15 hrs
Danskjävel


Explanation:
OK, so its Swedish, but its a catchphrase from Lars von Triers' TV series "Riget" (The Kingdom), used by a Swedish head doctor at the hospital.
It might raise a laugh, I think most Danes would get the reference. Pronounciation is /'da:nsk,jævl/
(the a as in 'ah', the j as in 'yellow', and the ä as in 'devil', but longer).

Another possibility in Danish would be 'danskersvin', literally Daneswine.
Its harsh, but idiomatic. Pronounciation should be straightforward if you're English.

Mads Grøftehauge
Local time: 16:00
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 378
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