Danish Pronounced Like English

Danish Pronounced Like English provide the easiest introduction to the pronunciation of Danish words.

The very easiest Danish Pronunciations are Danish words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, as listed below.

These are also the very easiest Danish words to take with you when you travel to Denmark.

Some of the following Danish words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like ‘computer’. Some others have been borrowed by both English and Danish from other languages, like ‘café’ from French .

In the following pronunciation guide, Danish words pronounced like English are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: baby -- [‘baby’].

To keep Danish pronunciation easiest, Danish words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to English if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that Danish people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in English. Later you can listen to how Danish people pronounce them, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically Danish.


Danish Words Spelled Like English And Pronounced Like English:


aperitif -- [‘aperitif’]

avocado -- [‘avocado’]

baby -- [‘baby’]

bacon -- [‘bacon’]

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

broccoli -- [‘broccoli’]

café -- [‘café’]

camping -- camping -- ['camping']

cardigan -- [‘cardigan’]

chili -- [‘chili’]

cognac -- [‘cognac’]

computer -- [‘computer’]

denim -- [‘denim’]

drink (cocktail) -- [‘drink’]

e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

film (movie) -- [‘film’]

for -- [‘for’]

gin -- [‘gin’]

guide -- [‘guide’]

hård -- [‘hard’]

hat -- [‘hat’]

hotel -- [‘hotel’]

juice -- [‘juice’]

kilo (-gram) -- [‘kilo’]

kosher -- [‘kosher’]

lime -- [‘lime’]

lotion -- [‘lotion’]

motel -- [‘motel’]

musical -- [‘musical’]

paprika -- [‘paprika’]

pen -- [‘pen’]

pizza -- [‘pizza’]

pizzeria -- [‘pizzeria’]

post (office) -- [‘post’]

ring (jewelry) -- [‘ring’]

rosé -- [‘rosé’]

salt -- [‘salt’]

souvenir -- [‘souvenir’]

spa -- [‘spa’]

vodka -- [‘vodka’]

whisky -- [‘whisky’]


In some cases two words spelled like English are joined together to form one Danish word:


businesscenter -- [‘business center’]

snackbar -- [‘snack-bar’]

jetski -- [‘jet-ski’]



After Danish words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, the next easiest Danish pronunciations are Danish words pronounced like English but spelled differently:

Danish words pronounced like English but spelled differently are more pronunciations that you already know from English that apply to Danish.

The easiest introduction to Danish pronunciation is to pronounce the Danish words spelled like English but pronounced somewhat differently than English.

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