Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

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

People & Professions in Danish

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People

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
menneske
people / humans
personer
woman
kvinde
man
mand
child
barn
girl
pige
boy
dreng

Professions

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
profession
uddannelse
employee / worker
ansat
clerk / official
degn
colleague
kollega
pensioner / retiree
pensionist
unemployed person / jobseeker
arbejdssøgende
doctor
læge
journalist
journalist
engineer
ingeniør
boss
chef
director
direktør
manager
manager
secretary
sekretær
driver
chauffør
farmer
bondemand
baker
bager
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
købmand
nurse
sygeplejerske
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
politimand (m), politikvinde (f)
cook / chef
kok
teacher (m), female teacher (f)
lærer
shoemaker [Sg]
skomager
shoemakers [Pl]
skomagere
watchmaker [Sg]
urmager
watchmakers [Pl]
urmagere

Work & Application

EnglishDanishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
(at) arbejde
work / job
arbejde
workplace
arbejdssted
employment / occupation
beskæftigelse
office
kontor
factory
fabrik
construction site
byggeplads
salary
løn
(to) earn
(at) fortjene
(to) look for a job
(at) søge arbejde
(to) find a job
(at) finde arbejde
job interview
job samtale
CV
CV
education
uddannelse
experience
erfaring

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