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.]
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
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
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.