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...

 

Greetings

  • Hello - Hej
  • Goodbye - Farvel

 

Basics

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

 

Conversational

  • 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

 

Emergencies

  • 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

 

Numbers

  • 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: