VocabuLearn: Danish, Level 1 (Original Staging Nonfiction)
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This ain't a language-learning tool, It's experimental performance art...
After listening to this audiobook, the description of it on ITunes is retrospectively hilarious -- if this is "the way that you learn," I would like to get to know you better, because your mind is a complex linguistic jungle. The "lessons" here are just lists of words translated from English to Danish, but the really funny part is that the words are totally random and there aren't any instructions for how to pronounce them, so it goes something like this: "Contentment... Hygge. Butter... Smor. Mountain... Blablabla. January... Yadayadayada..." Obviously, I haven't picked up enough Danish from this "method" to replicate the content exactly, but you get the point -- these might be useful words to know, but without any guide to pronunciation or topical organization of vocab (like putting all twelve months of the year together), your chances of actually learning the language this way are slim. Sometimes I try to play the lessons while I am napping in the hopes that I will absorb some of the words, but this hasn't worked so far. This being said, there is something kind of haunting about the rhythmic chanting of complete non-sequiturs in English and Danish -- a clever DJ could definitely use this in a trance/house remix.
Useless random words pronounced quickly and with poor enunciation. A beginner wants to learn "hello" and "my name is..." not the word for "grass." Terribly disappointing. Don't waste your money!
Helpful Expressions My Foot!!
This has to be the biggest waste of ten hard-earned bucks I have ever seen. The words are poorly pronounced, and they try to teach you words and phrases you would only use in very specific situations. I'd much rather learn to say "Hello" before "It's over" or "Don't tell me that"(unless of course I were trying to understand a Danish soap opera). If you're planning on visiting Denmark, DON'T TRY TO LEARN DANISH FROM THIS AUDIOBOOK! Otherwise, once you get there and start talking people might think you are the village idiot.