Basic Danish Verbs

Basic Danish Verbs 2017-03-20T16:43:39+00:00

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

Important verbs

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
(at) være
(to) have
(at) have
(to) do / (to) make
(at) gøre
can / (to) know how to
kunne
(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 […] (e.g. by car)
(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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