Dancing in the Rain: How Lars Transformed a Gloomy Day into a Joyous Celebration

Fluent Fiction – Danish
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Story Transcript:
Da: Lars boede i smørhullet af Danmark, nemlig København.
En: Lars lived in the heart of Denmark, namely Copenhagen.

Da: Der var masser af steder at gå, ting at se og mad at spise.
En: There were plenty of places to go, things to see, and food to eat.

Da: Men i dag, havde Lars et problemer.
En: But today, Lars had a problem.

Da: Himlen åbnede sig og regnen begyndte at falde.
En: The sky opened up and the rain began to fall.

Da: Han havde ingen paraply.
En: He had no umbrella.

Da: Lars var på Strøget, midt i den travle by.
En: Lars was on Strøget, in the middle of the bustling city.

Da: Alle skyndte sig for at finde ly for regnen.
En: Everyone hurried to find shelter from the rain.

Da: Men ikke Lars.
En: But not Lars.

Da: Han stod fast, i midten af gaden og så op på regnens skønhed.
En: He stood his ground in the middle of the street and looked up at the beauty of the rain.

Da: Han mærkede hver dråbe faldt på hans ansigt.
En: He felt every drop falling on his face.

Da: Hans tøj blev vådt.
En: His clothes got wet.

Da: Hans hår blev pjusket.
En: His hair became messy.

Da: Men lige meget, stod Lars der og følte regnen på hans ansigt.
En: But regardless, Lars stood there and felt the rain on his face.

Da: Folk kiggede på ham.
En: People looked at him.

Da: Nogen rystede på hovedet.
En: Some shook their heads.

Da: Andre grinede.
En: Others laughed.

Da: “Han er sikkert gal,” tænkte en gammel dame.
En: “He must be crazy,” thought an old lady.

Da: “Han leder nok efter noget,” en ung mand sagde til hans ven.
En: “He must be looking for something,” a young man told his friend.

Da: Alle havde en mening, men ingen vidste, hvad var sandheden.
En: Everyone had an opinion, but no one knew the truth.

Da: Men Lars nød det.
En: But Lars enjoyed it.

Da: Han smilede og begyndte at danse i midten af Strøget.
En: He smiled and started to dance in the middle of Strøget.

Da: Alle stoppede op for at se den mærkelige mand, der dansede i regnen.
En: Everyone stopped to watch the strange man dancing in the rain.

Da: En lille pige trak sin mor hen til Lars.
En: A little girl pulled her mother over to Lars.

Da: “Se mor, han er så sjov,” sagde hun.
En: “Look, mom, he’s so funny,” she said.

Da: Hun sprang ud i regnen og begyndte at danse med Lars.
En: She jumped into the rain and started dancing with Lars.

Da: Snart fulgte andre børn hende.
En: Soon other children followed her.

Da: De sprang og dansede.
En: They jumped and danced.

Da: De grinede og hylede af glæde.
En: They laughed and screamed with joy.

Da: Snart begyndte voksne også at danse.
En: Soon, adults also started to dance.

Da: Till lørdelige øjeblik, havde de helt glemt regnen.
En: For a magical moment, they had completely forgotten about the rain.

Da: Tiden gik.
En: Time passed.

Da: Regnen stoppede.
En: The rain stopped.

Da: Men folk blev ved med at danse.
En: But people continued to dance.

Da: Hele gaden var fuld med glade mennesker.
En: The whole street was filled with happy people.

Da: De havde glemt tid og sted.
En: They had forgotten about time and place.

Da: De dansede som om, det var den sidste dag på jorden.
En: They danced as if it was the last day on earth.

Da: Selv da musikken stoppede, blev de ved med at danse.
En: Even when the music stopped, they continued to dance.

Da: Endelig, efter en lang tid, blev det stille.
En: Finally, after a long time, it became quiet.

Da: Alle stoppede op.
En: Everyone stopped.

Da: De kiggede på hinanden og grinede.
En: They looked at each other and laughed.

Da: De var trætte, våde og snavsede.
En: They were tired, wet, and dirty.

Da: Men de var glade.
En: But they were happy.

Da: Det var det vigtigste.
En: That was the most important thing.

Da: De var glade takket være Lars.
En: They were happy because of Lars.

Da: Lars kiggede på alle de glade ansigter.
En: Lars looked at all the happy faces.

Da: Han var også glad.
En: He was happy too.

Da: Han gik hjem, våd fra top til tå.
En: He went home, soaked from head to toe.

Da: Men han var glad.
En: But he was happy.

Da: Han havde sørget for, at folk havde en god dag.
En: He had made sure that people had a good day.

Da: Også selvom det regnede.
En: Even though it was raining.

Da: “Dette er København,” tænkte han.
En: “This is Copenhagen,” he thought.

Da: “Selv på en regnvejrsdag, er der altid noget at være glad for.
En: “Even on a rainy day, there is always something to be happy about.”

Da: ” Han gik i seng den aften, med et stort smil på sit ansigt.
En: That night, he went to bed with a big smile on his face.

Da: Fra den dag af, var han kendt som Lars, manden der kan lave en fest, selv i regnen.
En: From that day on, he was known as Lars, the man who can throw a party, even in the rain.

Vocabulary Words:
Lars : Lars
Danmark : Denmark
København : Copenhagen
steder : places
regn : rain
paraply : umbrella
gaden : street
skønhed : beauty
dråbe : drop
tøj : clothes
skyndte sig : hurried
ly : shelter
nød : enjoyed
danse : dance
mærkelig : strange
børn : children
grinede : laughed
glad : happy
ansigter : faces
trætte : tired
våde : wet
snavsede : dirty
vigtig : important
smil : smile
fest : party
stille : quiet
kiggede : looked
sandheden : truth
mening : opinion