Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Danish conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Danish“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

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Important verbs

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be(at) være
(to) have(at) have
(to) do / (to) make(at) gøre
can / (to) know how tokunne
(to) know (how)(at) vide
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with(at) kende
(to) understand(at) forstå
(to) speak / (to) talk(at) tale
(to) listen to(at) lytte til
(to) hear(at) høre
(to) see(at) se
(to) feel(at) føle
(to) live(at) leve
(to) want(at) ville
(to) need(at) bruge
(to) like(at) kunne lide
(to) love(at) elske
(to) give(at) give
(to) take(at) tage
(to) play(at) spille
(to) laugh(at) grine
(to) come(at) komme
(to) go(at) gå
(to) go (by…)(at) køre
(to) write(at) skrive
(to) read(at) læse
(to) count(at) tælle
(to) pronounce(at) annoncere
(to) spell(at) stave
(to) conjugate(at) konjugere
(to) remember(at) huske
(to) forget(at) glemme
(to) eat(at) spise
(to) try(at) prøve
(to) use(at) bruge
(to) open(at) åbne
(to) close(at) lukke
(to) greet / (to) welcome(at) hilse på
(to) begin(at) begynde
(to) end(at) afslutte
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