Danish Phrases Need No Translation

Some Danish Phrases Need No Translation because the words similar to English will enable you to understand what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to English to help you figure out its meaning.

So from the key words similar to English you should be able to make out the meanings of the other Danish connecting words that are not similar to English. Use the words similar to English as clues to the meanings of the other Danish words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar Danish word. Many are like phrases in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use when you travel to Denmark, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. See how far down the list you can get.

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DANISH PHRASES THAT NEED NO TRANSLATION

DANISH -- [SAY DANISH]

allergisk reaktion -- [a-LEHR-geesk reh-ahk-SHOAN]

glas juice -- [glas ‘juice’]

hjælpe mig -- [YEHL-per mie]

indendørs pool -- [IN-ern-durs ‘pool’]

information om en tur -- [in-foh-ma-SHOAN ohm ehn ‘tour’]

kaffe med sukker -- [KAH-fer mehdh SOA-gah]

kommer fra England -- [KOH-mah frah EHNG-lan]

kommer fra USA -- [KOH-mah frah oo-ehs-A]

kop kaffe -- [kohp KAH-fer]

kop te -- [kohp teh]

live musik -- [‘live’ moo-SEEK]

min e-mail-adresse -- [meen ‘e-mail’-a-drah-ser]

min telefon -- [meen teh-ler-FOAN]

næste stop -- [NEES-der stohp]

næste tur -- [NEHS-der ‘tour’]

per dag -- [pehr da]

per kilometer -- [pehr KHEE-lu-meh-tuhr]

reparere toilettet -- [reh-pah-REH-ah toa-ee-LEH-derdh]

sende en e-mail -- [SEHN-ner ehn ‘e-mail’]

sende en fax -- [SEHN-ner ehn fahks]

sende en pakke -- [SEHN-nuh mie ehn PAH-ger]

sende en pakke ekspres -- [SEHN-nuh mie ehn PAH-ger ‘express’]

studerer engelsk -- [stoo-DEH-ah EHNG-erlsk]

te med mælk -- [teh mehdh mehlk]

vække mig -- [VAY-gur mie]

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LINKED TOGETHER IN DANISH

In some cases an English phrase is similar to one word in Danish -- with a Danish word equal to an English phrase.

This linking words together in Danish causes little problem for you when both parts are similar to English, but makes for some other very long unfamiliar words in Danish.

DANISH -- [SAY]

businesscentret -- [BIS-nis-sehn-tahdh]

busstationen -- [BOOS-sta-shoa-nern]

faxnummer -- [FAHKS-noa-mer]

grapefrugtjuice -- [GRAYB-froagt-‘juice’]

handicaptoilet -- [HAN-dee-kahp-toa-ee-lehd]

telefonnummer -- [teh-ler-FOAN-noa-mer]

tomatjuice -- [toa-MAT-‘juice’]

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FOR AN EASIER VERSION

For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Danish Phrases, where these same phrases and more appear along with the English translations to help you understand the Danish phrases more easily.

FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Danish Sentences, where some of these same phrases appear in easy Danish sentences.

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For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Danish Phrases.


For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Danish Sentences, where some of these same phrases appear in easy Danish sentences.


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