Monday, August 9, 2010
So learning Danish is very difficult but I think when I finally get the hang of it, it will be so worth it because it is such a cool language. And even though everyone here in Denmark can very easily speak English they don't. Ever. And that is frustrating sometimes but I think it's better this way because it will help me learn faster. As of my first week I have learned how to count to 100, say the days of the week, name most colors and name most things in a kitchen. Not too shabby I'd say. My host mom and sister got some children's books from the library so I could start learning how to read Danish. I felt like a little kid and it was so embarassing but I think I'll look back on it and realize how funny and cute it is. We got Alice in Wonderland, Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles, Bananas in Pajamas, Hansel and Gretel, and a popular Danish book. My host mom literally sat down with me and read me a story. It really is helping though which is so good. But I am having so much un here. So far my family has taken me to the North Sea, a few cities in Northern Jutland and I have seen the entire island of Fur which I don't think very many exchange students get to do. Yesterday I went to the Skanderborg Musik festival with my host sister which was so much fun. I had the opportunity to check out some Danish music and meet some people from the school I'll be going to in a week. And for once in my life, I'm actually excited to go to school! Hej hej for now!