Easiest English Phrases For Danish

Easiest English Phrases For Danish feature words similar to Danish that will enable you to understand what is meant.

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

After single words in English spelled like Danish, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to Danish. To keep it easiest, these are phrases but not sentences, as in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.

The English version is placed first to get you in the habit of looking for and recognizing English words similar to ones in your own language and deducing what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

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

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

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

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to an English speaking country, 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. Try to guess what each English phrase means without looking at the rough Danish version. See how far down the list you can get.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Danish are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

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EASIEST ENGLISH PHRASES

ENGLISH -- DANISH -- [SAY DANISH]

allergic reaction -- allergisk reaktion

camp here -- campere her

from England -- fra England

from the USA -- fra USA

go to the toilet -- gå på toilettet

glass of juice -- glas juice -- [‘glas’ ‘juice’]

good morning -- god morgen

good restaurant -- god restaurant

here for a conference -- her for en konference

here for a seminar -- her for et seminar

help me -- hjælpe mig

where is -- hvor er

indoors pool -- indendørs pool -- [‘pool’]

information on a tour -- information om en tur -- [‘tur’]

coffee with sugar -- kaffe med sukker

can we -- kan vi -- [‘kan’]

come from England -- kommer fra England

come from the USA -- kommer fra USA

cup of coffee -- kop kaffe

cup of tea -- kop te

live music -- live musik -- [‘live’]

may we -- må vi

menu in English -- menukort på engelsk

my e-mail address -- min e-mail-adresse -- [‘e-mail’]

my phone -- min telefon

my name -- mit navn

my number -- mit nummer

next stop -- næste stop -- [‘stop’]

next tour -- næste tur -- [‘tour’]

per day -- per dag

per kilometer -- per kilometer

per night -- per nat

repair the toilet -- reparere toilettet

send an e-mail -- sende en e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

send a fax -- sende en fax -- [‘fax’]

send a package -- sende en pakke

send a package express -- sende en pakke ekspres -- [‘ekspres’]

sit there -- sidde der

sit here -- sidde her

stop here -- stoppe her

study English -- studerer engelsk

taxi to the terminal -- taxa til terminal

tea with milk -- te med mælk

tour in English -- ture på engelsk

outdoors pool -- udendørs pool -- [‘pool’]

wake me -- vække mig

hot chocolate -- varm chokolade

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SEPARATE WORDS IN ENGLISH

In some cases a single word in Danish is equal to an English phrase.

ENGLISH -- DANISH -- [SAY DANISH]

apple juice -- æblejuice -- [‘-juice’]

business center -- businesscentret

bus station -- busstationen

shopping center -- butikcentret

camping place -- campingplads

fax number -- faxnummer

grapefruit juice -- grapefrugtjuice -- [-‘juice’]

handicap toilet -- handicaptoilet

internet café -- internetcafé

cooking facilities -- køkkenfaciliteter

nature preserve --naturreservatet

parking place -- parkeringplads

souvenir shop -- suvenirbutikken -- [‘souvenir’-]

telephone number -- telefonnummer

tomato juice -- tomatjuice -- [-‘juice’]

washing machine -- vaskemaskinen

wine list -- vinlisten

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DIFFERENT ORDER

Some Danish phrases 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 phrases mean.

ENGLISH -- DANISH -- [SAY DANISH]

eleven o’clock -- klokken elleve

nine o’clock -- klokken ni

twelve o’clock -- klokken tolv

warm that up -- opvarme dette

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE


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


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