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Sektion: Lesson 1
Lesson introduction
Lesson introduction
The au pair lesson is diveded into 3 overall sections
  • The home
  • The children
  • Cleaning & cooking

After these lessons you will be able to:
  • Greet someone
  • Introduce yourself
  • Name the rooms in a house
  • Talk about cleaning & washing
  • Talk about food and cooking
  • Name clothing items
  • Make appointments
  • Communicate with children about,
    • meals
    • playing
    • traffic
    • the playground
    • school
    • spare time


Culture Info - what is an au pair?
Culture Info - what is an au pair?

Au pair means on equal terms. Being an au pair means that you live with a host family with children under the age og 18, on equal terms with the rest of the family. The purpose of being an au pair is to:


Increase your linguistic and vocational skills, as well as broadening your cultural horizon...by gaining knowledge and understanding of Denmark and Danish culture. 

As a return payment you participate in the daily household chores, cooking, cleaning, laundry and child care. Minimum 3, maximum 5,  hours a day, for maximally 6 days a week. 


Sources: www.nyidanmark.dk / www.aupairnetwork.dk/dk/om/ 

Animation Video
Animation Video

Anna og Louise: Godmorgen Mae.

Mae: Godmorgen.

Anna: Godmorgen

Louise: Jeg har et møde i dag, så kan du aflevere Anna i børnehaven?

Mae: Ja, skal jeg også hente hende?

Louise: Nej, jeg henter hende i dag. Men du må meget gerne vaske Annas jakke.

Mae Ok.

Louise: Skal du på sprogskolen i dag?

Mae: Ja, klokken 9.15, men jeg kan kan godt aflevere Anna først.

Louise: Fint. Kan du lide at gå på sprogskolen?

Mae Ja, jeg synes det er godt ,og jeg har mødt 2 meget søde au pairs, Rose fra Filippinerne og Adria fra Mexico

Louise: Det lyder godt. 

Louise: Er du færdig med at spise Anna?

Anna: Ja. Skal vi lege Mae?

Mae: Vi kan lege, når du kommer hjem fra børnehaven. Hvis du går ind og finder dit tøj, så kommer jeg og hjælper dig.

Louise: Jeg er nødt til at gå, vi ses, hej hej.

Mae: Ja, vi ses.









Video Quiz
Video Quiz
Mae commits a mistake in pronunciation. Where? Can you identify it?
When she says the time
When she talks about "lege"
When she says "sprogskole"
Your home
Your home

You move in with a family. You get your own room and their home becomes your home. There can be a big difference between homes in Denmark. Some are big. Some are small. Some people live in houses, some in appartments. 

Here you can find some of the common words for rooms in a house that you will have to learn. Listen to how they are pronounced and practice saying them:

Køkken
Kitchen
Børneværelse
Child's room
Bryggers
Scullery/Utility room
Spisestue
Dining room
Have
Garden
Badeværelse
Bathroom
Gang
Hall
Toilet
Toilet
Entre
Hall
Altan
Balcony
Soveværelse
Bedroom
Gæsteværelse
Guest room
Terrasse
Terrace
Stue
Living room
Furniture
Furniture

A home is filled with furniture. Here you can practice the words for the most common items:

Seng
Bed
Skab
Closet
Klædeskab
Closet
Gardiner
Curtains
Stol
Chair
Reol
Bookcase
Kommode
Dresser
Bord
Table
Hylde
Shelf
Sofa
Couch
Home and furniture - additional items
Home and furniture - additional items
Tæppe
Blanket
Pude
Pillow
Dynebetræk
Duve cover
Lagen
Sheet
Dyne
Duve
Sengetøj
Linnen
Pudebetræk
Pillow cover
Making a bed
Making a bed

You might be asked, for instance, to change the sheets in someones room:

Vil du være sød at skifte sengetøjet inde hos Anna?
Would you be kind and change the sheets in Anna's room?
Jeg har skiftet sengetøjet hos Anna
I have changed the sheets in Anna's room
Home & Children
Home & Children

As an au pair you will often deal with the children in the house. Here are some extra items that relate specifically to children, usually located in the bathroom:

Puslebord
Changing table
Vaskeklud
Wash cloth
Salve
Ointment
Potte
Potty
Håndklæde
Towel
Ble
Diaper
Badekar
Bathtub
Taking care of children
Taking care of children

You will most likely be asked to change and bathe the kids in the house. Listen to the questions below and practice the answer to the questions:

1) Would you be sweet and change Anna?

2) Would you be sweet and bathe Anna?


Jeg skifter lige Anna
I will change Anna
Jeg bader lige Anna
I will bathe Anna
Exercise 4
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 6
Home & Cleaning
Home & Cleaning

As an au pair you have to take part in the household chores, such as cleaning. In Danish "to clean" is "at gøre rent."

Jeg gør rent
I am cleaning
Jeg gør rent på børneværelset
I am cleaning the childs room
Jeg gør rent på badeværelset
I am cleaning the bathroom
Jeg gør rent i køkkenet
I am cleaning the kitchen
Jeg gør rent i stuen
I am cleaning the living room
Cleaning
Cleaning

At gøre rent is therefore an umbrella term for everything that has to do with cleaning. You can also be more specific about what you are doing, or what you are being asked to do. 

Jeg støvsuger
I am vacuuming
Jeg fejer
I am sweeping
Jeg tørrer støv af
I am dusting
Jeg vasker vinduer
I am washing windows
Jeg vasker gulv
I am mopping the floor
Tidying
Tidying

Another household chore is tidying:

Jeg rydder op
I am tidying
Jeg rydder op i stuen
I am tidying the living room
Jeg rydder op på børneværelset
I am tidying the childrens room
Tidying II
Tidying II

If you need help tidying, you can ask, but you can also offer to help.

Kan du hjælpe mig med at rydde op
Can you help me tidy
Skal jeg hjælpe dig med at rydde op
Can I help you tidy?
Husk at rydde op. Jeg vil gerne hjælpe.
Remember to tidy. I'd like to help.
Cleaning items
Cleaning items

In order to clean, you need various tools. Practice the following list:

Støvsuger
Vacuum cleaner
Kost
Broom
Gulvklud
Karklud
Fejebakke
Spand
Bucket
Out of items
Out of items

You may need to ask where things are, or say that you've run out of something:

Hvor er kosten?
Where is the broom?
Har vi flere støvsugerposer?
Do we have anymore vacuum bags?
Vi har ikke flere karklude
We don't have anymore ...
Hvor er fejebakken?
Where is the...
Har vi flere rene gulvklude?
Do we anymore clean
Vi har ikke mere ajax
We don't have anymore ajax
Cleaning products
Cleaning products

You will also need different cleaning products:

Skurepulver
Brun sæbe
Brown soap
Sæbespåner
Soap ....
Asking what to use
Asking what to use

You might also need to be able to ask what remedies to use when you have to clean a specific room or place:

Hvad skal jeg bruge når jeg skal vaske gulvet i køkkenet?
What should I use when I have to wash the floor in the kitchen?
Hvad skal jeg bruge, når jeg skal gøre rent på badeværelset?
What should I use when I have to clean the bathroom?
Hvad skal jeg bruge, når jeg skal tørre borde og karme af?
What should I use when I have to clean the tables and window sills?
Hvad skal jeg bruge, når jeg skal vaske gulvet i stuen?
What should I use when I have to wash the floor in the living room?
Exercise 7
Exercise 7
Exercise 8
Exercise 8

You have been asked to clean the bathroom, but you are not sure what to use? 

What do you ask?

Culture: children in Denmark
Culture: children in Denmark

Boys and girls are born as equals, and should have the same rights and opportunities in life. Children must be treated with respect and have a right to be cared for and comforted. Hitting children is not permitted. It was prohibited by law in 1997.

Parents have an obligation to ensure that children have a roof over their heads, are seen by a doctor if needed, go to school and receive an education, and are protected from violence and abuse.

Boys and girls have a right, and obligation, to 9 years of school in Denmark. It is the responsibility of the parents to work together with the school, to ensure that the child receives the best schooling possible.

Parents are responsible for raising the children and for ensuring a good lige. 


http://www.ligeret.dk/ 

Washing clothes
Washing clothes

You could be asked to help do the laundry. Practice the words below: 

Vaskemaskine
Washing machine
Uldvask
Wool wash
kogevask
White wash
Tørretumbler
Dryer
Silke
Silk
Skyllemiddel
Fabric softener
Centrifugering
Centrifuge
Vaskepulver
Washing powder
Finvask
Fine wash
How, what and can....
How, what and can....

You may not know how the washing machine works, what program to use for washing or whether a particular item may be thrown in the washer. So, you can ask. 

The nouns in red, below, can be exchanged with other items.

Hvordan fungerer vaskemaskinen?
How does the washing machine work?
Hvilket program skal jeg vaske håndklæderne på?
Which program should I wash the towels on?
den her kjole komme i tørretumbleren?
Can/May this dress be put in the dryer?
Clothing
Clothing

In order to be able to help the children with clothes, you need to know what they are called:

T-shirt
T-shirt
Kjole
Dress
Trøje
Shirt
Strømpebukser
Pantyhoes
Pyjamas
Pajamas
Nederdel
Skirt
Undertrøje
Shirt
Jakke
Jacket
Bukser
Pants
Strømper
Socks
Bluse
Blouse
Skjorte
Shirt
Underbukser
Underpants
Clothing
Clothing

You can ask a child to find the necessary clothing:

Kan du finde din jakke?
Can you find your jacket?

If you want to help the child, or the child needs help getting dressed, you can ask:

Skal jeg hjælpe dig?
Can I help you?
Kan du finde dine strømper?
Can you find your socks?
Skal jeg hjælpe dig med at lyne din jakke?
Can I help you zip your jacket?
Skal jeg hjælpe dig med at få tøj på?
Can I help you put your clothes on?
Shoes & Boots
Shoes & Boots

Listen to and practice the following vocabulary:

Sko
Shoes
Hjemmesko
Slippers
Sandaler
Sandals
Støvler
Boots
Shoes & Boots II
Shoes & Boots II

If you want to ask a child to put on, or take-off, his or her shoes, you can say:

Kan du tage dine sko på?
Can you put your shoes on?
Kan du tage dine støvler af og tage dine hjemmesko på?
Can you take your boots off, and put your slippers on?
Kan du tage dine sandaler af?
Can you take your sandals off?
Shoes & Boots III
Shoes & Boots III

If you want to help the child put on his/her things, you can ask:

Skal jeg hjælpe dig?
Can I help you?
Skal jeg hjælpe dig med at binde dine snørebånd?
Can I help you tie your shoe laces?
Skal jeg hjælpe dig med at få sandaler på?
Can I help you put your sandals on?
Weather & Clothes
Weather & Clothes

Danish weather changes  a lot, which is why children always have a wide assortment of clothes to match it. The following items match, fall, winter and spring:

Regnjakke
Rain coat
Handsker
Gloves
Vinterjakke
Winter coat
Regnbukser
Rain pants
Luffer
MIttens
Flyverdragt
Snowsuit
Gummistøvler
Rubber boot
Hue
Hat (wolly cap)
Weather & Clothes II
Weather & Clothes II

Below are clothes that are suitable for the summer period:

Shorts
Short
Kjole
Dress
Badebukser
Bathing trunks
Badedragt
Bathing suit
Exercise 9
Exercise 9
Exercise 10
Exercise 10

You have to take Anna to school. Ask her to put her shoes on:

Exercise 11
Exercise 11

Anna has managed to put on her shoes, but is having trouble with her laces. What do you say?

Kitchen & cooking
Kitchen & cooking

You will absolutely be asked to help with cooking and in the kitchen in general. So you need to know the relevant words in there:

Køleskab
Fridge
Ovn
Oven
Røremaskine
Food mixer
Opvaskemaskine
Dish washer
Komfur
Stove
Brødrister
Toaster
Mikroovn
Micro wave
Blender
Blender
Kitchen & Cooking II
Kitchen & Cooking II

You will need various utensils when you are cooking:

Gryde
Pot
Grydeske
Cooking spoon
Skål
Bowl
Pande
Frying pan
Kasserolle
Casserole
Si
Sieve
Kniv
Knife
Fad
Tray
Utensils & Eating
Utensils & Eating

You also need various utensils when you are eating:

Kop
Cup
Ske
Spoon
Teske
Tea spoon
Dyb tallerken
Bowl
Tallerken
Plate
Gaffel
Fork
Underkop
Glas
Glass
Kniv
Knife
Eating & Cleaning
Eating & Cleaning

When you are done eating, you need various items for cleaning:


Opvasketabs
Dishwashing tablets
Opvaskemiddel
Diswashing liquid
Opvaskebørste
Diswashing brush
Svamp
Sponge
Food - things to say
Food - things to say

There are a lot of things we are good to be able to say conerning food. Listen to and practice the items below:

Har vi ikke mere mælk?
Don't we have any more milk?
Vil du købe nogle løg, vi har ikke flere?
Could you buy some onions? We don't have anymore.
Hvem spiser hjemme i aften?
Who is eating at home tonight?
Vil du købe noget mælk, vi har ikke mere?
Could you buy some milk? We don't have anymore.
Hvor mange bliver vi til middagen i aften?
How many are we going to be for dinner tonight?
Hvad kunne I tænke jer at spise i aften?
What would you like for dinner tonight?
Food - things to say II
Food - things to say II
Kan du lide stærk mad?
Do you like spicy food?
Jeg kan godt lide at bage.
I like to bake.
Jeg er veganer.
I am a vegan
Jeg er allergisk over for skaldyr
I am allergic to shellfish
Jeg kan godt lide at lave mad.
I like cooking.
Er du vegetar?
Are you a vegetarian?
Jeg spiser ikke kød, men jeg spiser fisk.
I don't eat meat, but I do eat fish.
Jeg er allergisk over for nødder
I am allergic to nuts
Food and cooking
Food and cooking

I am cooking in English, covers that you are making all sort of food. There is a similar term in Danish:

Jeg laver mad
I am cooking I am making food
Jeg bager