Iván wrote:I have recently started to watch Bron/Broen. Needless to say that it's such a great serie. I really like it. However, I would like to ask something: Do Danish people really understand Swedish people? It seems there's no language barrier between them.
I know these languages are very close, but they never seem to doubt while talking to each other in the series.
The language barrier usually disappears almost completely with exposure, but it takes time and most can't pick it up from TV and radio only. Or at least most Swedes can't learn to understand Danish almost perfectly that way, I don't know about Danes and Swedish, but Swedish TV in Denmark doesn't seem to be a huge thing so it doesn't really matter.
Anyway, this means that people living in Scania usually get far more exposure to Copenhagen Danish than Danes do to the sort of Swedish TV accent that the female lead uses, instead what they usually hear is Swedish with a Scanian accent, which is much closer to Danish itself.