When you move to a different country there are always things you need to consider in order to have a better experience. One of them is the language. In Denmark, the official language is Danish although a big part of the population speaks English too as they begin learning it early in school. But if you really want to fit in you need to give it an extra effort and learn Danish. It is a hard language but not impossible to learn! Here we list you some very basic phrases in Danish to help you kick-start the learning process and impress the Danes (they love it when someone tries to speak their language).
Polite phrases in Danish
Goodbye Farvel / Hej hej
Good morning Godmorgen
Good evening Godaften
Good night Godnat
See you! Vi ses!
Have a good weekend God weekend
Thank you Tak
You are welcome Selv tak
Excuse me Undskyld
Hvad siger du? What did you say?
Introduction phrases in Danish
What’s your name? Hvad hedder du?
My name is … Jeg hedder …
Where are you from? Hvor kommer du fra?
I come from … Jeg kommer fra …
How old are you? Hvor gammel er du?
I am … years old Jer er … år gammel
Where do you live? Hvor bor du?
I live in … Jeg bor i …
There you have it, your first crash course in Danish. Although, if you are really serious and want to learn Danish for good, there are different options we can recommend you which we write about on Where and How to Learn Danish.
So, how has been your experience with Danish? Let us know on a comment!