Danish Vocabulary

The Danish vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: en  Audio Two: to  Audio Three: tre  Audio
Four: fire  Audio Five: fem  Audio Six: seks  Audio
Seven: syv  Audio Eight: otte  Audio Nine: ni  Audio
Ten: ti  Audio First: første  Audio Second: sekund  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: mandag  Audio Tuesday: tirsdag  Audio Wednesday: onsdag  Audio
Thursday: torsdag  Audio Friday: fredag  Audio Saturday: lørdag  Audio
Sunday: søndag  Audio Now: nu  Audio Yesterday: i går  Audio
Today: i dag  Audio Tonight: i aften  Audio Tomorrow: i morgen  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frugter  Audio Apples: æbler  Audio
Bananas: bananer  Audio Tomatoes: tomater  Audio
Potatoes: kartofler  Audio Onions: løg  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: rød  Audio Green: grøn  Audio Blue: blå  Audio
White: hvid  Audio Black: sort  Audio Grey: grå  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: morgenmad  Audio Lunch: frokost  Audio
Dinner: middag  Audio Milk: mælk  Audio
Coffee: kaffe  Audio Bread: brød  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: solrigt  Audio Windy: blæsende  Audio Rainy: fuldt  Audio
Snowy: sne  Audio Cold: forkølelse  Audio Hot: varmt  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: dreng  Audio Girl: pige  Audio
Son: søn  Audio Daughter: datter  Audio
Brother: bror  Audio Sister: søster  Audio
Man: mand  Audio Woman: kvinde  Audio
Father: far  Audio Mother: mor  Audio
Grandfather: bedstefar  Audio Grandmother: bedstemor  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: hus  Audio Toilet: toilet  Audio Room: værelse  Audio
Bedroom: soveværelse  Audio Kitchen: køkken  Audio Table: bord  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: kat  Audio Dog: hund  Audio Mouse: mus  Audio
Bird: fugl  Audio Cow: ko  Audio Horse: hest  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: sokker  Audio Shoes: sko  Audio Trousers: bukser  Audio
Shirt: skjorte  Audio Sweater: sweater  Audio Coat: frakke  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: engelsk  Audio French: fransk  Audio German: tysk  Audio
Spanish: spansk  Audio Italian: italiensk  Audio Portuguese: portugisisk  Audio
Greek: græsk  Audio Russian: russisk  Audio Arabic: arabisk  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: kinesisk  Audio Japanese: japansk  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxa  Audio Bus: bus  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: reservation  Audio
Airport: lufthavn  Audio Passport: pas  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: studerende  Audio Teacher: lærer  Audio Pen: pen  Audio
Books: bøger  Audio Page: side  Audio Dictionary: ordbog  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: hånd  Audio Feet: fødder  Audio Hair: hår  Audio
Eye: øje  Audio Mouth: mund  Audio Nose: næse  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulance  Audio Doctor: læge  Audio
Hospital: sygehus  Audio Pharmacy: apotek  Audio
Police: politi  Audio Stomach Ache: ondt i maven  Audio

As you can see, this Danish vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

Learn Danish

Danish Phrases


Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.