Danish phrases and common sentences

Denmark is deemed one of the most progressive societies in the world and enjoys a thriving economy. Jump-start your international career by making Danish your second language. Did you know? Danish vowels can be pronounced in 17 different ways.

Danish phrases and common sentences

Become a global citizen with Danish

Even a few Danish phrases can take you further - Danish can be tricky for English speakers, but with a little focus you can easily learn how to say basic phrases so that you can greet local people, order food, find your way around and generally enjoy your travel in Denmark in a new and more authentic way. And when you speak Danish, you can rapidly learn other Scandinavian languages too such as Norwegian. Imagine how exciting your personal CV will start looking as your horizons broaden!

Make new friends What better way is there to make new friends than to show willing and effort and speak a little of their language. Because relatively few people speak Danish as a second language, local people are invariably pleased and ready to help when it comes to sharing their knowledge and time with someone who has shown friendship and cultural awareness in this way.

Work abroad Denmark's economy is famously strong and its society holds progressive, socialist and equality-driven ideals that are the envy of the world. If you get good at Danish, you might find yourself eligible to work there - opening up a real world of new opportunities!

Useful Danish phrases to help you get by?

  • Good morning/goodnight = God morgen/godnat
  • Hello, my name is = Hallo, mijn naam is
  • Please = Være så venlig
  • Thank you = Tak
  • How are you? = Hvordan har du det?
  • I'm sorry = Undskyld

Danish phrases and common sentences

Danish phrases and voice recognition

Danish can be tricky to pronounce when you are new to the language as an English speaker. Vowels can be pronounced in 17 different ways! So online content or language books are less likely to be useful to you as you won't have the feedback you need on your pronunciation. Conversational practice requires having another Danish speaker to hand and free when you are, and evening or summer schools are inflexible for your schedule and require you to learn at the pace of the class. With Babbel, learners of Danish can study on the go. Cutting-edge voice recognition allows for immediate feedback on both pronunciation and accent. This is a huge confidence boost and will encourage you to keep learning. And with fun, flexible and real-world content that helps you to navigate in Denmark, learning is never a chore. The personalised dashboard shows you exactly where you are with your learning and dynamic review sessions test your progress and flag up any focus areas. There's also a wealth of interactive media to explore and a community packed with other learners like you to enrich the experience. Learning with Babbel is never a chore!

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