This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Danish. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearlyst / klart
darkmørk
colorcolorfarve
coloredcoloredfarvet
whitewhitehvid
blackblacksort
yellowyellowgul
orangeorangeorange
redredrød
pinkpinklyserød
violetvioletviolet
blueblueblå
greengreengrøn
brownbrownbrun
greygreygrå

Appearance & attributes

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
newny
oldgammel
smalllille
large / bigstor
youngung
kind / pleasantflink
unkind / unpleasantuvenlig
patienttålmodig
tall (when talking about people)stor
middle sized (when talking about people)mellemstor
small (when talking about people)lille
fattyk
thin / slimtynd / slank
nice / prettyHyggeligt at møde dig!
beautifulsmuk
uglygrim
ill / sicksyg
healthysund
happy / cheerfulglad
sadtrist
sportysporty
ambitionedambitiøs
intelligentintelligent
creativekreativ
activeaktiv
sentimentalsentimental
rationalrationel
emotionalfølelsesbetonet
naturalnaturlig
romanticromantisk
nice / amiablekøn
spontaneousspontant
energeticenergisk
stressed (out)stresset
relaxedafslappet
frustratedfrustreret
talentedtalentfuld

Questions & phrases

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?Hvordan ser han ud?
What does she look like?Hvordan ser hun ud?
What is he like?Hvordan er han?
What is she like?Hvordan er hun?
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