Danish 101

Danish Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Danish language. The words listed below are not the most common Danish words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Danish
(dansk)
I

jeg
you (singular)

du, De *(formal)*
he

han
we

vi
you (plural)

I
they

de
this

denne/dette
that

den/det
here

her
there

der
who

hvem *(interrogative)*
what

hvad *(interrogative)*
where

hvor *(no movement, interrogative)*
when

hvornår *(interrogative)*
how

hvordan
not

ikke
all

alle
many

mange
some

nogen
few

other

anden
one

en
two

to
three

tre
four

fire
five

fem
big

stor
long

lang
wide

bred
thick

tyk
heavy

tung
small

lille
short

kort
narrow

snæver
thin

tynd
woman

kvinde
man (adult male)

mand
man (human being)

menneske
child

barn
wife

hustru, kone
husband

mand
mother

mor
father

far
animal

dyr
fish

fisk
bird

fugl
dog

hund
louse

lus
snake

slange
worm

orm
tree

træ
forest

skov
stick

kæp
fruit

frugt
seed

frø
leaf

blad
root

rod
bark (of a tree)

bark
flower

blomst
grass

græs
rope

reb
skin

skind
meat

kød
blood

blod
bone

ben
fat (noun)

fedt
egg

æg
horn

horn
tail

hale
feather

fjer
hair

hår
head

hoved
ear

øre
eye

øje
nose

næse
mouth

mund
tooth

tand
tongue (organ)

tunge
fingernail

(finger)negl
foot

fod
leg

ben
knee

knæ
hand

hånd
wing

vinge
belly

mave
guts

tarm
neck

hals
back

ryg
breast

bryst
heart

hjerte
liver

lever
to drink

at drikke
to eat

at spise
to bite

at bide
to suck

at sutte
to spit

at spytte
to vomit

at kaste op/at brække sig
to blow

at blæse
to breathe

at ånde
to laugh

at le/at grine
to see

at se
to hear

at høre
to know

at vide
to think

at tænke
to smell

at lugte
to fear

at frygte
to sleep

at sove
to live

at leve
to die

at dø
to kill

at dræbe
to fight

at kæmpe
to hunt

at jage
to hit

at slå
to cut

at skære
to split

at splitte
to stab

at stikke
to scratch

at kradse
to dig

at grave
to swim

at svømme
to fly

at flyve
to walk

at gå
to come

at komme
to lie (as in a bed)

at lægge sig *(action)*, at ligge *(state)*
to sit

at sætte sig *(action)*, at sidde *(state)*
to stand

at stå op *(action)*, at stå *(state)*
to turn (intransitive)

at dreje
to fall

at falde
to give

at give
to hold

at holde
to squeeze

at presse
to rub

at gnide
to wash

at vaske
to wipe

at viske
to pull

at trække
to push

at skubbe
to throw

at kaste
to tie

at binde
to sew

at sy
to count

at tælle
to say

at sige
to sing

at synge
to play

at spille
to float

at flyde
to flow

at flyde
to freeze

at fryse
to swell

at svulme
sun

sol
moon

måne
star

stjerne
water

vand
rain

regn
river

flod
lake

sea

hav
salt

salt
stone

sten
sand

sand
dust

støv
earth

jord
cloud

sky
fog

tåge
sky

himmel
wind

vind
snow

sne
ice

is
smoke

røg
fire

ild
ash

aske
to burn

brænde
road

vej
mountain

bjerg
red

rød
green

grøn
yellow

gul
white

hvid
black

sort
night

nat
day

dag
year

år
warm

varm
cold

kold
full

fuld
new

ny
old

gammel
good

god
bad

dårlig
rotten

rådden
dirty

snavset
straight

lige
round

rund
sharp (as a knife)

skarp
dull (as a knife)

sløv
smooth

glat
wet

våd
dry

tør
correct

rigtig
near

nær
far

fjern
right

højre
left

venstre

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