Danish Phrases

The Danish phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: hej  Audio
What is your name?: hvad er dit navn?  Audio
Nice to meet you: rart at møde dig  Audio
How are you?: hvordan har du det?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: jeg har det godt, tak  Audio
And you?: og du?  Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Danish)?: taler du (engelsk/dansk)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: gør hun taler kinesisk?  Audio
A little bit: bare lidt  Audio
How old are you?: hvor gammel er du?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: jeg er 33 år gammel  Audio
It was nice talking to you: det var rart at tale med dig  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: hvad mener du?  Audio
I don't understand: jeg forstår ikke  Audio
I don't know: det ved jeg ikke  Audio
Sorry: undskyld  Audio
What is that called in Danish?: hvad hedder det på dansk?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: hvad betyder det ord på engelsk?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: hvor er du fra?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: jeg er fra sa  Audio
I'm American: jeg er amerikaner  Audio
Where do you live?: hvor bor du?  Audio
I live in the U.S: jeg bor i sa  Audio
What do you do for a living?: hvad er dit arbejde?  Audio
I'm a student: jeg er studerende  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: kan jeg hjælpe dig?  Audio
Can you help me?: kan du hjælpe mig?  Audio
Where is the airport?: hvor er lufthavnen?  Audio
Go straight: gå lige ud  Audio
Then: derefter  Audio
Turn left: drej til venstre  Audio
Turn right: drej til højre  Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Danish in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: tillykke med fødselsdagen  Audio
Happy new year: godt nytår  Audio
Merry Christmas: glædelig jul  Audio
Good luck: held og lykke  Audio
Congratulations: tillykke  Audio

Danish expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: jeg har reserveret  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: har de værelse til rådighed?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: jeg vil gerne have et ikke-ryger værelse  Audio
How much it costs per night?: hvad koster det per nat?  Audio
Waiter: tjener  Audio
How much is this?: hvor meget koster det?  Audio
What is this?: hvad er dette?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: er du okay?  Audio
I need a doctor: jeg har brug for en læge  Audio
Help: hjælp  Audio
Call the ambulance: ring venligst efter en ambulance  Audio
Call the police: ring til politiet  Audio
I am sick: jeg er syg  Audio

These Danish phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Danish Vocabulary and Danish Grammar, you might want to visit our Danish Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Danish Vocabulary

Danish Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Danish phrases.