Easiest Danish Sentences

Easiest Danish Sentences feature words similar to English that 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.

The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

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 sentence without trying to translate each unfamiliar Danish word. Many are like sentences in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

These sentences in Danish are followed by the English words that would be a good guess using as clues the Danish words similar to English. So as a result these are rough translations of the Danish sentences, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.

Under the Danish and English versions of each sentence is the pronunciation of the Danish sentence.

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

Consider each sentence as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. Try to guess what each Danish sentence means without looking at the rough English version. See how far down the list you can get.

This list starts with the easiest short Danish sentences to figure out, and then progresses to longer more challenging ones.

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EASIEST DANISH SENTENCES

DANISH -- ENGLISH -- [SAY DANISH]

Hej! -- Hi! --[hie]

Stop! -- Stop! --[stohb]

Hjælp! -- Help! --[yehlp]

God morgen! -- Good morning! --[goadh-MOHN]

QUESTIONS

Hvor er et hotel? -- Where is a hotel? --[voar ehr eht hoa-TEHL]

Hvor er en café ? -- Where is a café? --[voar ehr ehn ‘café’]

Hvor er internetcafé? -- Where is an internet café? --[voar ehr IN-tah-neht-ka-feh]

Hvor er en restaurant? -- Where is a restaurant? --[voar ehr ehn reh-stoa-RANG]

Hvor er en bar? -- Where is a bar? -- [voar ehr ehn bah]

Hvor er en burgerbar? -- Where is a burger restaurant? -- [voar ehr ehn BUR-gah-bah]

Hvor er en god café? -- Where is a good café? -- [voar ehr ehn goadh ‘café’]

Hvor er en god restaurant? -- Where is a good restaurant? -- [voar ehr ehn goadh reh-stoa-RANG]

Hvor er en god bar? -- Where is a good bar? -- [voar ehr ehn goadh bah]

Hvor er en god burgerbar? -- Where is a good burger restaurant? -- [voar ehr ehn goadh BUR-gah-bah]

Et glas juice. -- A glass of juice. -- [eht glas ‘juice’]

Et glas tomatjuice. -- A glass of tomato juice. – [eht glas toa-MAT-‘juice’]

Et glas grapefrugtjuice. -- A glass of grapefruit juice. -- [eht glas GRAYB-froagt-‘juice’]

Et glas æblejuice. -- A glass of apple juice. -- [eht glas AY-bler-‘juice’]

Et glas limonade. -- A glass of lemonade. – [eht glas li-moh-NA-dher]

En kop kaffe. -- A cup of coffee. -- [ehn kohp KAH-fer]

En kop kaffe med sukker. -- One coffee with sugar. – [ehn kohp KAH-fer mehdh SOA-gah]

En kop te. -- One cup of tea. -- [ehn kohp teh]

En kop te med mælk. -- One cup of tea with milk. -- [ehn kohp teh mehdh mehlk]

En kop varm chokolade. -- A cup of hot chocolate. -- [ehn kohp vahm shoa-koa-LA-dher]

Hvor er en film? -- Where is a film? -- [voar ehr ehn “film”]

Hvor er en spa? -- Where is a spa? -- [voar ehr ehn “spa”]

Hvor er sauna? -- Where is the sauna? -- [voar ehr ehn SOW-na]

Hvor er jazz? -- Where is some jazz? -- [voar ehr yahs]

Hvor er en koncert? -- Where is a concert? -- [voar ehr ehn kohn-SEHRT]

Hvor er et diskotek? -- Where is a disco[theque]? -- [voar ehr eht dee-skoa-TEHK]

Hvor er et natklub? -- Where is a nightclub? -- [voar ehr deh eht NAT-kloob]

Hvor er et kasino? -- Where is a casino? -- [voar ehr eht ‘casino’]

Hvor er banken? -- Where is the bank? -- [voar ehr BAHNK-ern]

Hvor er elevatoren? -- Where is the elevator? -- [voar ehr eh-ler-VA-tohn]

Hvor er busstationen? -- Where is the bus station? -- [voar ehr BOOS-sta-shoa-nern]

Hvor er nærmeste busstasjonen? -- Where is the nearest bus station? -- [voar ehr NER-mehs-tuh BEWS-stah-shoon-uhn]

Hvor er synagogen? -- Where is the synagogue? -- [voar ehr soo-na-GOA-gern]

Hvor er toilettet? -- Where is the toilet? -- [voar ehr toa-ee-LEH-derdh]

Hvor er markedet? -- Where is a market? -- [voar ehr MAH-ker-dherd]

Hvor er supermarkedet? -- Where is a supermarket? -- [voar ehr SOO-pah-mah-kerdh]

Hvor er stadiumet? -- Where is the stadium? -- [voar ehr STAH-dee-oa-merdh]

Hvor er museet? -- Where is the museum? -- [voar ehr moo-SAY-erdh]

Hvor er naturreservatet? -- Where is the nature preserve? -- [voar ehr na-TOOR-reh-sah-va-derdh]

Hvor er suvenirbutikken? -- Where is a souvenir shop? -- [voar ehr “souvenir”-boo-tee-kern]

Hvor er butikcentret? -- Where is the shopping center? -- [voar ehr boo-TEEKS-sen-trahdh]

Hvor er businesscentret? -- Where is the business center? -- [voar ehr BIS-nis-sehn-tahdh]

Hvad er adressen? -- What is the address? -- [vadh ehr a-DRAH-suhn]

Hvad er faxnummeret? -- What is the fax number? -- [vadh ehr FAHKS-noa-mahrdh]

Kan du hjælpe mig? -- Can you help me? -- [‘can’ doo YEHL-per mie]

Kan du tale engelsk? -- Can you talk English? -- [‘can’ doo TA-ler EHNG-erlsk]

Kan du presse det? -- Can you press that? -- [‘can’ doo PREH-ser deh hehr]

Kan du reparere den? -- Can you repair this? -- [‘can’ doo reh-pah-REHR dehn]

Kan du reparere toilettet? -- Can you repair the toilet? -- [‘can’ doo reh-pah-REH-ah toa-ee-LEH-derdh]

Kan du reparere ovnen? -- Can you repair the oven? -- [‘can’ doo reh-pah-REH-ah OW-nern]

Kan du reparere mikroovnen? -- Can you repair the microwave oven? -- [‘can’ doo reh-pah-REH-ah MEE-kroa-ow-nern]

Kan du reparere vaskemaskinen? -- Can you repair the washing machine? -- [‘can’ doo reh-pah-REH-ah VAS-ger-ma-skee-nern]

Kan du vække mig? -- Can you wake me? -- [‘can’ doo VAY-gur mie]

Kan du vække mig ved midnat? -- Can you wake me at midnight? -- [‘can’ doo VAY-gur mie vedh MEEDH-nat]

Kan vi campere her? -- Can we camp here? -- [kan vee kahm-PEH-ah hehr]

Kan jeg sende en e-mail? -- Can I send an e-mail? -- [‘can’ yie SEHN-ner ehn ‘e-mail’]

Kan jeg sende en fax? -- Can I send a fax? -- [‘can’ yie SEHN-ner ehn fahks]

Kan jeg sende en pakke? -- Can I send a packet? -- [‘can’ yie SEHN-nuh mie ehn PAH-ger]

Kan jeg sende en pakke ekspres? -- Can I send a packet express? -- [‘can’ yie SEHN-nuh mie ehn PAH-ger ‘express’]

Må vi sidde der? -- May we sit there? -- [mow vee SI-dher dehr]

Må vi sidde her? -- May we sit here? -- [mow vee SI-dher hehr]

Må jeg kysse dig? -- May I kiss you? -- [mow yie KUR-ser die]

Må jeg se vinlisten? -- May I see the wine list? -- [mow yie seh VEEN-lis-tern]

Er det kosher? -- Is that kosher? -- [ehr deh ‘kosher’]

Er der live musik? -- Is there live music? -- [ehr dehr ‘live’ moo-SEEK]

Er der et handicaptoilet? -- Is there a handicap toilet? -- [ehr dehr eht HAN-dee-kahp-toa-ee-lehd]

Er der et køkkenfaciliteter? -- Are there cooking facilities? -- [ehr dehr KUR-keh-fa-see-lee-teh-dah]

Er der en indendørs pool? -- Is there an indoors pool? -- [ehr dehr ehn IN-ern-durs ‘pool’]

Er der en udendørs pool? -- Is there an outdoors pool? -- [ehr dehr ehn OO-dhern-durs ‘pool’]

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STATEMENTS

Det er interessant. -- That is interesting. -- [deh ehr in-trah-SANT]

Det er romantisk. -- That is romantic. -- [deh ehr roa-MAN-tisk]

Det er varmt. -- That is warm. – [deh ehr vahmt]

Det er koldt. -- That is cold. -- [deht ehr kohlt]

Det her er koldt. -- This here is cold [food]. -- [deht hehr ehr kohlt]

Det her er saltet. -- This here is salty [food]. -- [deht hehr ehr SAL-terdh]

Der er et problem. -- There is a problem. -- [dehr ehr eht proa-BLEHM]

Der er insekter. -- There are insects. -- [dehr ehr in-SEHG-tah]

Næste stop er terminal. -- Next stop is the terminal. -- [NEES-der stohp ehr tehr-mee-NAHL]

Mit navn er Jan. -- My name is Jan. -- [meet nown ehr yahn]

Jeg kommer fra USA. -- I come from the USA. – [yie KOH-mah frah oo-ehs-A]

Jeg kommer fra England. -- I come from England. – [yie KOH-mah frah EHNG-lan]

Jeg studerer engelsk. -- I study English. --[yie stoo-DEH-ah EHNG-erlsk]

Jeg er her alene. -- I am here alone. -- [yie ehr hehr a-LEH-ner]

Jeg er her for et seminar. -- I am here for a seminar. – [yie ehr har foh eht seh-mee-NAH]

Jeg er her for en konference. -- I am here for a conference. -- [yie ehr hehr foh ehn kohn-fer-RAHNG-ser]

Jeg er her indtil den søndag. -- I’ll be here until this Sunday. – [yie ehr hehr IN-til dehn SURN-da]

Jeg er vegetar. -- I am a vegetarian. – [yie ehr veh-guh-TAH]

Jeg har en allergisk reaktion. -- I have an allergic reaction. -- [yie hah ehn a-LEHR-geesk reh-ahk-SHOAN]

Jeg er laktoseallergiker. -- I am lactose-allergic. -- [yie ehr lahk-TOA-ser-a-lehr-gee-gar]

Jeg er handicappet. -- I am handicapped. – [yie ehr HAN-dee-kah-perdh]

Jeg er syk. -- I am sick. -- [yie ehr sheuk]

Jeg har feber. -- I have a fever. – [yie hahr FEH-bah]

Jeg har astma. -- I have asthma. – [yie hahr AST-ma]

Jeg har diarré. -- I have diarrhea. – [yie hahr dee-a-REH]

Jeg har en reservation. -- I have a reservation. -- [yie hah ehn reh-sah-va-SHOAN]

Vi har en reservation. -- We have a reservation. – [vee hah ehn reh-sah-va-SHOAN]

Mit telefonnummer er... -- My telephone number is… -- [meet teh-ler-FOAN-noa-mer ehr...]

Mit nummer er... -- My number is… -- [meet NOA-mer ehr]

Hallo, dette er Jan. -- Hello, this is Jan. – [ha-LOA deh ehr yahn]

Jeg er heteroseksuel. -- I am heterosexual. – [yie ehr ‘heterosexual’]

Jeg er homoseksuel. -- I am homosexual. – [yie ehr ‘homosexual’]

Jeg er biseksuel. -- I am bisexual. – [yie ehr BEE-sehk-soo-ehl]

Er du homoseksuel? -- Are you homosexual? -- [ehr doo ‘homosexual’]

Send mig en e-mail. -- Send me an e-mail. -- [sehn mie ehn ‘e-mail’]

Min e-mail-adresse er... -- My e-mail address is… -- [meen ‘e-mail’-a-drah-ser ehr...]

Her er min e-mail-adresse. -- Here is my e-mail address. -- [hehr ehr meen ‘e-mail’-a-drah-ser]

Her er mit telefonnummer. -- Here is my telephone number. – [hehr ehr meet teh-ler-FOAN-noa-mer]

Min telefon virker her. -- My phone works here. – [meen teh-ler-FOAN VEER-gah hehr]

Hvor er en god restaurant i nærheden? -- Where is a good restaurant near here? -- [voar ehr ehn goadh reh-stoa-RANG ee NEHR-heh-dhern]

Hvor er en god bar i nærheden? -- Where is a good bar near here? -- [voar ehr ehn goadh bah ee NEHR-heh-dhern]

Er der en campingplads i nærheden? -- Is there a camping place near here? -- [ehr dehr ehn KAHM-ping-plas ee NEHR-heh-dhern]

Er der en parkeringplads i nærheden? -- Is there a parking place near here? -- [ehr dehr ehn pah-KEH-rings-plas ee NEHR-heh-dhern]

Hvor kan jeg få en taxa? -- Where can I find a taxi? -- [voar kan yie fow ehn TAHK-sa]

Har du information om en tur? -- Have you got information on a tour? -- [hahr doo in-foh-ma-SHOAN ohm ehn ‘tour’]

Er der ture på engelsk? -- Is there a tour in English? -- [ehr dehr TOO-ah paw EHNG-erlsk]

Er der et menukort på engelsk? -- Is there a menu in English? -- [ehr dehr ehnt meh-NEW-kawd paw EHNG-erlsk]

Kan vi stoppe her for at gå på toilettet? -- Can we stop here to go to the toilet? -- [‘can’ vee STOH-ber hehr foh ad gow paw toa-ee-LEH-derdh]

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DIFFERENT ORDER

Some Danish sentences have words in a different order than they would be in English, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following sentences mean.

DANISH -- ENGLISH -- [SAY DANISH]

Har hotellet en elevator? -- Does the hotel have an elevator? -- [hah hoa-TEHL-erdh ehn eh-ler-VA-toh]

Har hotellet en PC? -- Does the hotel have a PC? -- [hah hoa-TEHL-erdh ehn peh-SEH]

Har hotellet internet? -- Does the hotel have internet? -- [hah hoa-TEHL-erdh IN-tah-neht]

Inkluderer prisen internet? -- Does the price include internet? -- [in-kloo-DEH-ah PREE-sern IN-tah-neht]

Hvor kommer du fra? -- Where do you come from? -- [voar KOH-mah doo frah]

Hvad studerer du? -- What are you studying? -- [vadh stoo-DEH-ah doo]

Kan du opvarme dette? -- Can you warm that up? -- [kan doo OHB-vah-mer DEH-duh]

Hvorden logger jeg af? -- How do I log off? -- [voar-DAN LOHG-ah yie a]

Hvornår starter den næste tur? -- When does the next tour start? -- [voar-NAW STAH-dah dehn NEHS-der ‘tour’]

Hvad tid starter det? -- What time does that start? -- [vadh teedh STAH-dah deh]

Hvor meget koster en taxa? -- How much does a taxi cost? -- [voar MIE-erdh KOHS-dah ehn TAHK-sa]

Hvor meget koster en taxa til terminal? -- How much does a taxi cost to the terminal? -- [voar MIE-erdh KOHS-dah ehn TAHK-sa til tehr-mee-NAHL]

Hvor meget koster det? -- How much does that cost? -- [voar MIE-erdh KOHS-dah deh]

Hvor meget koster det per kilometer? -- How much does that cost per kilometer? -- [voar MIE-erdh KOHS-dah deh pehr KHEE-lu-meh-tuhr]

Hvor meget koster det per dag? -- How much does that cost per day? -- [voar MIE-erdh KOHS-dah deh pehr da]

Hvor meget koster det per nat? -- How much does that cost per night? -- [voar MIE-erdh KOHS-dah deh pehr nad]

Kan du vække mig klokken seks? -- Can you wake me at six o’clock? -- [‘can’ doo VAY-gur mie KLOHG-gehrn sehks]

Kan du vække mig klokken ni? -- Can you wake me at nine o’clock? -- [‘can’ doo VAY-gur mie KLOHG-gehrn nee]

Kan du vække mig klokken elleve? -- Can you wake me at eleven o’clock? -- [‘can’ doo VAY-gur mie KLOHG-gehrn EHL-ver]

Kan du vække mig klokken tolv? -- Can you wake me at twelve o’clock? -- [‘can’ doo VAY-gur mie KLOHG-gehrn tohlv]

Jeg kommer klokken elleve. -- I’ll come at eleven o’clock. -- [yie KOH-mah KLOHG-gehrn EHL-ver]

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Danish Needs No Translation. There some of these same sentences appear without the English versions, which is more like the challenge in real life of trying to figure out Danish sentences similar to English, but without any other help beyond the Danish words similar to English.

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Danish Needs No Translation.


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