Basic Conversation in Danish

Basic Conversation in Danish 2017-11-27T08:14:13+00:00

Now let’s learn some basic Danish conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Danish.

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

Basic Danish words & phrases: conversations

How to Introduce Yourself in Danish

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcome
you’re very welcome
velbekomme dig
thank you
thank you very much
mange tak
Excuse me!
Undskyld mig!


I understand.
Jeg forstår.
I don’t understand.
Jeg forstår ikke.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
What does that mean?
Hvad betyder det?
I don’t know.
Jeg ved det ikke.
I don’t speak Polish.
Jeg taler ikke polsk.
I speak a little Polish.
Jeg taler en lille smule polsk.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Taler du engelsk?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Taler De engelsk?
Yes, I do speak English.
Ja, jeg taler engelsk.
No, I don’t speak English.
Nej, jeg taler ikke engelsk.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!
Tal venligst langsommere!
Nice to meet you!
How are you?
Hvordan har du det?
Good, thank you!
Godt, tak
I’m well, thanks!
Jeg har det godt, tak!
Not bad, thanks!
Ikke dårligt, tak!
very bad
meget dårlig
What’s your name?
Hvad hedder du?
My name is [...].
Jeg hedder […].
What’s your first name?
Hvad hedder du til fornavn?
My first name is [...]
Jeg hedder […] til fornavn.
How old are you?
Hvor gammel er du?
I’m [...] years old.
Jeg er […] år gammel.
What are your hobbies?
Hvad er dine hobbyer?
What do you like doing?
Hvad kan du lide at lave?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Hvad laver du (lige nu)?
Where do you live?
Hvor bor du?
I live in [...].
Jeg bor i […].
I’m from England
Jeg er fra England.
I’m English
Jeg er englænder.

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