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Amir
Scandinavians Hello everyone. I noticed that Scandinavians are pretty good in English. I have never visited these countries but my friends have. They were astonished by people's speaking skills  in these countries and when I heard about it, I was astonished too. So, guys, how do you do that? 
Apr 7, 2018 9:25 PM
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Amir, I don't find it hard at all (I don't even think about it), but I'm also used to it. And then you can also enjoy the original performance of the actors.

April 7, 2018

@Amir


Yes, seriously. Only TV and films for children are dubbed into Danish since most children are not yet able to read the subtitles. All other foreign language TV and films are dubbed.


I have never been told the reason why it's done that way in Denmark. I can think of three reasons:

-A wish not to alter the film.

-It aids language learning.

-It's more expensive to dub than to subtitle.


April 7, 2018
Well, one thing Amir is Sweden only has 10,000,000 people and Germany has 83,000,000. So, the size of the country always matters. Everyone speaks English in Iceland, for example, because they’ve only got 325,000 people so if they don’t learn English, they’re not going to be able to travel anywhere. For them it’s a necessity. Holland is like Sweden in that a high proportion of the population speaks English well.  But, they’ve only got 17,000,000 people. As to learning, I’d recommend you listen to English language films without the subtitles, once you are able. You will learn faster and this will simulate real life speaking situations for you. 
April 7, 2018
Mikkel, honestly, it sounds a little weird for me. I suppose, it is hard to understand a film/serial when you have to watch it in English, even with subtitles in your own language. However, thanks for your information!
April 7, 2018
Mikkel, seriously? Hmm, so you have to listen English speech during watching a favorite TV serial or film. Why films and serials do not translate into Danish?
April 7, 2018
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Amir
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
English