Useful Danish Words & Phrases for Travellers

Useful Danish Words & Phrases for Travellers

Going to visit Denmark? Keen to learn some words and phrases to impress the locals? Trying to pick up at least the very basics of language is something you should do when going to Denmark, especially because not everyone speaks English. It will make your experience easier and more fun, people will be very happy when you speak to them in their native language. 

Check out our essential Danish words and phrases for visiting Denmark below...



  • Hello - Hej
  • Goodbye - Farvel



  • Yes - Ja
  • No - Nej
  • Please - Venligst
  • Thank you - Tak
  • Excuse me - Undskyld
  • Sorry - Beklager
  • You're welcome - Selv tak



  • Do you speak English? - Taler du engelsk?
  • I don't speak Danish - Jeg taler ikke dansk
  • How are you? - Hvordan har du det?
  • What's your name? - Hvad hedder du? Ved hell-er do?
  • My name is...(Mike) - Mit navn er...(Mike)
  • Where are you from? - Hvor kommer du fra?
  • I'm from... - Jeg er fra...
  • I understand - Jeg forstår
  • I don't understand - Det forstår jeg ikke
  • Good - God
  • Bad - Dårlig
  • What time is it?: Hvad er klokken?


Shopping & Sightseeing

  • Where is... - Hvor er...
  • I'm looking for - Jeg kikker bare.
  • How much is it? - Hvor meget koster det?
  • Where's the toilet? Hvor er toilettet?
  • City Centre - Centrum Cen-trum
  • What time is it? - Hvad er klokken?
  • Entrance: Indgang
  • Exit: Udgang


Restaurants & Eating Out

  • Breakfast - Morgenmad
  • Lunch - Frokost
  • Dinner - Aftensmad
  • Can I see the menu? - Kan jeg se menuen, venligst
  • Would you like something to eat? Vill du have noget at spise?
  • Would you like seomthing to drink? Vill du have noget at drikke?
  • What do you recommend? - Hvad kan du anbefale?
  • How much is it? - Hvor meget koster det?
  • Bill, please - Kan jeg få en regning?
  • Can I pay with credit card? - Godtager I kort?


Food and Drinks

  • Vegetables - Grøntsager
  • Ice cream - Is
  • Dessert - Dessert
  • Salt - Salt
  • Pepper - Peber
  • White wine - Hvid vin
  • Red wine - Rød vin
  • Coffee - Kaffe
  • Water - Vand



  • Police - Politi
  • Hospital - Hospitalet
  • I'm ill - Jeg er syg


Days of the Week

  • Monday - Mandag
  • Tuesday - Tirsdag
  • Wednesday - Onsdag
  • Thursday - Torsdag
  • Friday - Fredag
  • Saturday - Jørdag
  • Sunday - Søndag
  • Day - Dag
  • Morning - Morgen
  • Afternoon - Eftermiddag
  • Evening - Aften
  • Night - Nat
  • Tonight - i aften
  • Today - i dag
  • Tomorrow - i morgen
  • Yesterday - i går
  • Last night - i går aftes
  • Week - Uge
  • Weekend - Weekend



  • One - En
  • Two - To
  • Three - Tre
  • Four - Fire
  • Five - Fem
  • Six - Seks
  • Seven - Syv
  • Eight - Otte
  • Nine - Ni
  • Ten - Ti
  • Twenty - Tyve
  • Thirty - Tredive
  • Forty - Fyrre
  • Fifty - Halvtreds
  • Sicty - Tres
  • Seventy - Halvfjerds
  • Eighty - Firs
  • Ninety - Halvfems
  • One hundred - Et hundrede
  • Thousand - Tusinde


We hope these phrases provide useful to you, also if you need some inspiration for your trip whether it be sightseeing or moving to study or work abroad in Denmark the following pages will help you plan a trip:


Related Opportunities

Health Education Volunteer, Dharamsala, India

Rural areas grapple with all manner of health problems; the people not only lack information and knowledge on how they can prevent diseases but have challenges accessing quality health care.

Summer Spanish Courses in Madrid

Spend the summer in Madrid and improve your Spanish with our language school!

Intensive Spanish Courses in Madrid

Choose between 20 classes per week or 30 classes per week, depending on the intensity that you prefer. In these two options, you can complement your course with a Spanish culture programme (+5 classes per week).

Watersports & Activity Instructor Jobs, South West France

We are on the lookout for talented and like minded people to join our team in France. Applications for this season are now open.

Watersports & Activity Instructor Jobs, Poole, Dorset

We are always on the lookout for talented and like minded people to join our team. Applications for this season are now open.

Volunteer & Teach English in Dharamsala, India

One of the most significant problems for young people in India relates to a lack of education. While the population is more than intelligent, there aren’t enough opportunities for everyone to thrive.

Volunteer at a Summer Camp in Dharamsala, India

We run after school groups and summer camps for the children aged between 4-16. This program is a great way to work with the children of Dharamsala in less formal settings.

Renovation Volunteer Project, Dharamsala, India

If you have a passion for creativity, use the opportunity to create bright and cheerful learning spaces for children in the village day care centers as well as in the schools.

Volunteer with Street Children in Dharamsala, India

India has the largest population of street families and children; perhaps this is due to the fact that the India is one of the most populous countries in the world.

Women’s Empowerment Volunteer Project, Dharamsala, India

Through reading or by travelling far and wide, you may have learnt that not all societies treat women equally. 

Volunteer as a Private Tutor, Dharamsala, India

As a volunteer you can make a difference in children’s lives. You will meet with them on a one to one basis; help them bridge the gaps in various subjects.

1 Week Scuba Dive Packages in the Bay Islands of Honduras

Looking for a scuba diving destination and center in the Bay Islands of Honduras? Utila Dive Center offer week long packages including dives, meals and accommodation.

Semester Art Course, Europe

Study Western civilisation through art and architecture on our incredible 12 weeks trip through Europe.

Paid TEFL Internship in Argentina

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Argentina’s culture for 3-12 months.

Healthcare Visiting Professional Programmes, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, London

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is providing international health care professionals with the unique opportunity to learn, observe and work alongside our world leading clinicians through Visiting Professional Programmes.

Summer Art Courses, Italy

2 - 4 week summer holiday art courses in Northern and Southern Italy for those aged 17 – 22. Both courses follow the same fascinating journey.  





About  |  Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Company A-Z  |  Advertise  |  Press  |  Contact

One World 365 © 2007 - 2017