Thyra Dane

Author of Romance. Blogs about Scandinavia, Vikings and books.

A lot of people struggle with the Danish pronunciations. Most of what Danes say sounds like mumbling to foreigners and nothing resembles the written language. Listen to these Danes and tell me if you think what they are saying is the same as what you can read they are saying:

This might not be a big problem if you`re a tourist in Denmark since most Danes speak English fairly fluently. Except for one thing: When you want to ask for directions. Or when you want to tell a taxi driver where to take you. You have the address written down, or you remember it by heart, but no one understands what you mean – simply because you can`t pronounce it right.

Well, a couple of foreign design students in Copenhagen have solved this problem for you. They`ve made talking street signs:

Cool, huh?

Read more about the talking street signs project in Copenhagen

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