Mads Learns to Say ‘Red Porridge’!

Fluent Fiction – Danish
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Story Transcript:
Da: Sofie og Lars mødtes på traditionel dansk restaurant.
En: Sofie and Lars met at a traditional Danish restaurant.

Da: Mads var også med.
En: Mads was also there.

Da: De skulle lære ham at udtale “rødgrød med fløde”.
En: They had to teach him to pronounce “red porridge with cream”.

Da: Mads gjorde sit bedste, men det lød mere som “røgbrød med fløde”.
En: Mads did his best, but it sounded more like “smoked bread with cream”.

Da: Sofie og Lars grinede og prøvede at hjælpe ham.
En: Sofie and Lars laughed and tried to help him.

Da: De viste ham, hvordan man formede munden og sagde det langsomt.
En: They showed him how to shape the mouth and said it slowly.

Da: Mads lavede stadig fejl, men de blev bedre og bedre.
En: Mads still made mistakes, but they got better and better.

Da: Afslutningen på aftenen var en stor portion rødgrød med fløde til alle tre.
En: The end of the evening was a large portion of red porridge with cream for all three.

Da: De spiste og grinede og nød hinandens selskab.
En: They ate and laughed and enjoyed each other’s company.

Da: Mads lærte endelig, hvordan man udtaler den svære dessert, og de alle var glade.
En: Mads finally learned how to pronounce the difficult dessert and they were all happy.

Vocabulary Words:
Sofie : Sofie
Lars : Lars
Mads : Mads
Restaurant : Restaurant
Lære : Teach
Udtale : Pronounce
Rød : Red
Grød : Porridge
Fløde : Cream
Røget : Smoked
Brød : Bread
Grine : Laugh
Hjælpe : Help
Forme : Shape
Mund : Mouth
Langsomt : Slowly
Fejl : Mistakes
Bedre : Better
Aften : Evening
Stor : Large
Portion : Portion
Spise : Eat
Nyde : Enjoy
Selskab : Company
Svær : Difficult
Dessert : Dessert
Lære : Learn
Glade : Happy