The Sweet Taste of Friendship: A Bakery Encounter in Copenhagen

Fluent Fiction – Danish
www.FluentFiction.org/Danish
Story Transcript:
Da: I Københavns hjerte, på en travl lørdag formiddag, ventede Lars tålmodigt i den lange, snoede kø på det lille lokale bageri. Han var en stor fan af den særlige kanelstjerne, som bageren selv havde opfundet. Kunne duften af friskbagt brød og kanel have været for stærk, ville det have været i stand til at trække indbyggere fra hele byen til.
En: In the heart of Copenhagen, on a busy Saturday morning, Lars patiently waited in the long, winding queue at the small local bakery. He was a big fan of the special cinnamon star that the baker had invented himself. If the smell of freshly baked bread and cinnamon had been any stronger, it would have been able to attract residents from all over the city.

Da: Som tiden gik, flyttede køen sig langsomt fremad. Ved hvert skridt, kunne Lars tydeligere fornemme duften af de friskbagte kanelstjerner. På trods af den lange ventetid, bibeholdt Lars sit gode humør. Han tænkte på, hvor godt det ville smage med en dampende kop kaffe og en friskbagt kanelstjerne.
En: As time passed, the queue moved slowly forward. With each step, Lars could smell the freshly baked cinnamon stars more clearly. Despite the long wait, Lars maintained his good mood. He thought about how good it would taste with a steaming cup of coffee and a freshly baked cinnamon star.

Da: Han hilste pulserende med sit smil på Sofie, den hyggelige medarbejder i bageriet, da det endelig blev hans tur. Hun havde et træt, men tålmodigt smil, som havde en beroligende effekt på de utålmodige kunder.
En: He greeted Sofie, the friendly employee at the bakery, with a pulsing smile when it finally became his turn. She had a tired, but patient smile that had a calming effect on the impatient customers.

Da: Lars åbnede munden for at bestille sin kanelstjerne, men Sofie afbrød ham hurtigt med en undskyldende stemme. “Undskyld Lars, men vi har lige solgt den sidste kanelstjerne til Frederikke.” Hun pegede over på en ung kvinde ved et bord, som gladeligt undede sig i kanelstjernen.
En: Lars opened his mouth to order his cinnamon star, but Sofie quickly interrupted him with an apologetic voice. “I’m sorry, Lars, but we just sold the last cinnamon star to Frederikke.” She pointed over to a young woman at a table who was happily indulging in the cinnamon star.

Da: Lars følte en snert af skuffelse. Han havde virkelig set frem til den kanelstjerne. Men han besluttede sig hurtigt for, at det ikke skulle ødelægge hans dag. Han tjekkede kort menuen og valgte en croissant i stedet.
En: Lars felt a hint of disappointment. He had really been looking forward to that cinnamon star. But he quickly decided that it shouldn’t ruin his day. He briefly checked the menu and chose a croissant instead.

Da: Lars gik hen og satte sig ved et tomt bord, stadig med udsigt til Frederikke, der nydede sin kanelstjerne. Han tog en bid af sin croissant; den var lækker, men det var bare ikke det samme.
En: Lars went over and sat at an empty table, still overlooking Frederikke, who was enjoying her cinnamon star. He took a bite of his croissant; it was delicious, but it just wasn’t the same.

Da: Lige da han var ved at få det lidt bedre, kom Frederikke hen til Lars. Hun bad om undskyld for at have købt den sidste kanelstjerne. Hun havde hørt om Lars og hans kærlighed til kanelstjerner fra Sofie. De faldt i snak, og snart knyttede de et venskab baseret på deres fælles kærlighed til bagværk.
En: Just as he was starting to feel a little better, Frederikke came over to Lars. She apologized for buying the last cinnamon star. She had heard about Lars and his love for cinnamon stars from Sofie. They struck up a conversation, and soon they formed a friendship based on their shared love of pastries.

Da: Selvom Lars ikke fik sin kanelstjerne den dag, endte dagen med noget, som var endnu bedre. Han fik en ny ven i Frederikke og en fast kaffeaftale hver lørdag formiddag på det lille lokale bageri. Og om der så var kanelstjerner eller ej, ville de stadig nyde deres tid sammen.
En: Even though Lars didn’t get his cinnamon star that day, the day ended with something even better. He gained a new friend in Frederikke and a regular coffee date every Saturday morning at the small local bakery. And whether there were cinnamon stars or not, they would still enjoy their time together.

Vocabulary Words:
I : In
Københavns : the
hjerte : of
på : on
en : a
travl : busy
lørdag : Saturday
formiddag : morning
Lars : Lars
ventede tålmodigt : patiently
i kø : waited
på : in
det : the
lange : long
snoede : winding
kø : queue
på : at
lille : small
lokale : local
bageri : bakery
Han : He
var : was
stor : big
fan : fan
særlige : special
kanel : cinnamon
stjerne : star
som : that
bageren : the
selv : baker