Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BANKO!! BINGO!!

I aftes gik vi til Hernings Kongressecentre (med 1400 andre!!!) for at spille BANKO! Mads syntes at det var sjov aktivitet at gøre mens Jennifer var her.....

Last night we went to the Herning Kongresscenter (small exhibition hall in the center of town) (along with 1400 other folks!!) to play BINGO! Mads thought this would be a fun activity for us to do while Jennifer was here....
Jennifer og jeg har en tante som arbejder som en "Bingo Caller" og vores MoMo spillede en eller to gange om ugen så vi er kender om BANKO! (Eller så syntes vi!!!) Vi lærte at danske banko kort ligner ikke amerikanske kort!

Jennifer and I have an aunt who works as a "Bingo Caller" and our MoMo played at least once or twice a week so we know all about BINGO! (or so we thought!) We learned right off that the Danish version of Bingo cards do not look at all like the ones we have in America.
Selv om vi vandt ikke, havde vi en rigtig sjov tid men DET VAR SVÆRT! Jeg oversatte numre til Jennifer men DET GIK HURTIGT!!!! (eller det virkede meget hurtigt fordi jeg er ikke så godt til dansk numre!) Jeg vidste at numre if 50erne og 70erne er meget svært til mig men jeg indset HVOR SVÆRT i aftes!

Although we did not win, we had a really fun time, but IT WAS HARD!!! I translated the numbers for Jennifer, but it went SO FAST!!! (or else it seemed so fast because I am not so great with Danish numbers!) I knew that the numbers in the 50s and 70s are difficult for me, but I really realized it last night!
Til orientering....
Dansk numre er TILBAGESTÅENDE! 54 er "4 og 50"....78 er "8 og 70" og det lyder så mærkelig! Du skal tænke tilbage!
For your information....
Danish numbers are BACKWARD! 54 is "4 and 50".... 78 is "8 and 70" and it sounds so strange! You have to think backward!
For eksempel--
50 er "halvtreds" og lyder ligesom "halv af tres"men det er ikke.....
70 er "halvfjerds" og lyder ligesom "halv af firs" men det er ikke...
For example---
50 er "halvtreds" and sounds like "half of 60 " but it´s not.....
70 er "halvfjerds" and sounds like "half of 80" but it´s not.....

10 comments:

LadyFi said...

Bingo! My granma used to play it every week in northern England. Sounds like fun - and good language training too.

Kel D said...

They used to call fifty "five-ten". I wonder what happened that made them call it two-and-a-half-score.

There must have been a good reason, one would hope.

PiNG aka Patti said...

So how do you win on those cards - do you have to get all the numbers?

Caution Flag said...

What do you do with all those blank boxes?

Jacki said...

Yeah...I don't think I'd be able to play Danish Bingo! I'd get lost...funny thing...the 50's and 70's are hard for me too!

Mads and Kelli said...

There are 10 columns, 1s, 10s, 20s, etc.... so at least you know what column to look in when they call the number!

You get a BANKO when you get 5 numbers in a horizontal row ... the blank rows are nothing. You just have a random mix of 5 numbers on each row... WAY harder than it looks!

C and H Romenesko said...

Holy Crap...1400 people in Herning playing Banko! We played Banko with the Newcomers group here and it was great fun...but the numbers were called in English, or with Bingo slang..two fat ladies (88). I can't imagine having to figure it out in Danish; fem og blahblah. My brain hurts just thinking about it.

Jean said...

@Kel D
I believe you are confusing fifty with forty, which used to be "four-ten" or 'fyritiughu' in Old Danish, now 'fyrre' or the less frequent 'fyrretyve' in modern usage (thus btw explaining why the '-tyve' here should not be confused with the other 'tyve' (twenty, and in this instance a derivation of "two-ten" not just "one-ten"(yep, it is pretty confusing:-))) in Danish numerals).
The score or the vigesimal system is the base for numerals from 50 to 90. If indeed fifty at some point was "five-ten" I do not know, but given the fact that Norwegian and Swedish also used the vigesimal system before switching to the decimal ditto, it seems unlikely that Danish would have made a double switch.....but one thing for sure, Danish is not big on consistency, I'll give you that.

PdxDane said...

I'll definitely give you that the Danish numbers are backwards (four and fifty instead of fifty-four), but you actually do the very same thing is English, but you probably just never thought of it. Six-teen, seven-teen, etc. I guess it is just a matter of what you are used too.

And yes "halv treds" is half three scores, AKA 2.5 scores, AKA 50. Kind of like time where "halv tre" is 2:30. But at the end of the day, you probably just need to learn 50,60,70,80 and 90 by heart.

Or move to Sweden where the numbers are like in the US :-)

Best of luck !!

seasonticket said...

Jean: I am just going on what is written on their money.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/50kronefront.jpg"

Femti.... But the new notes will say halvtreds.