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

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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

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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


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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.

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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.