English Spelled Like Danish

In English some of the easiest words for Danish speakers are English spelled like Danish.

The English words below are followed by their pronunciations to help you realize that these foreign words spelled exactly like Danish really are English words.

Some of the following English words spelled like Danish are recently borrowed from English, like 'computer' and 'internet'. Some others have been borrowed from French ['ballet'] or from other languages by both English and Danish.

[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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ENGLISH SPELLED LIKE DANISH

ENGLISH -- [SAY DANISH]

adapter

ambulance

aperitif -- [‘aperitif’]

april

arm

August

avocado -- [‘avocado’]

baby -- [‘baby’]

babysitter -- [‘baby’-]

bacon -- [‘bacon’]

ballet

bank

bar

beige

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

broccoli -- [‘broccoli’]

burger

bus

business class

café -- [‘café’]

camping

Canada -- [‘Canada’]

cardigan -- [‘cardigan’]

CD

CD (ROM)

centimeter -- [‘centimeter’]

check (banking)

check-in -- [‘check-in’]

chili -- [‘chili’]

chutney

cigar

cognac -- [‘cognac’]

computer -- [‘computer’]

December

denim -- [‘denim’]

deodorant

dessert

diesel

digital

dollar (U.S.)

drink (cocktail) -- [‘drink’]

elevator

e-mail -- [‘e-mail’]

England

Euro

fax -- [‘fax’]

film (movie) -- [‘film’]

filter

finger

for -- [‘for’]

garage

gate (airport)

gin -- [‘gin’]

give

gluten

gram -- [‘gram’]

guide -- [‘guide’]

hammer

hånd

hård

hare

hat -- [‘hat’]

have

hors d’oeuvre -- [or DURV]

hospital

hotel -- [‘hotel’]

ibuprofen

influenza

information

instant messenger -- [‘instant messenger’]

international

internet

jazz

juice -- [‘juice’]

kilo (-gram)

kilogram

kilometer

kosher -- [‘kosher’]

lime -- [‘lime’]

lighter

liter

lotion -- [‘lotion’]

manicure

massage

medium

melon

menu

meter

milkshake -- [-‘shake’]

million

mine

monument

motel -- [‘motel’]

motor

musical -- [‘musical’]

nerve

normal

November

omelet

opera

operation

orange (color)

oregano

oval

over

paprika -- [‘paprika’]

park (n.)

pasta -- [PA-sta]

patient

pc (computer)

pedicure

pen -- [‘pen’]

penicillin

per

per kilometer

per person

person

pilsner

planetarium

plastic

portion

post (office) -- [‘post’]

program (of events)

radio

reception

religion

reservation

rest

restaurant

rice

ring (jewelry) -- [‘ring’]

rosé -- [‘rosé’]

salt -- [‘salt’]

sand -- [‘sand’]

sandal

satin -- [‘satin’]

sauna

scooter -- [‘scooter’]

seminar

September

service

shampoo

shorts

show (n.) -- [‘show’]

side

sightseeing -- [‘sightseeing’]

souvenir -- [‘souvenir’]

spa -- [‘spa’]

specialist

sport

stadium

stop (v.)

sweater

sweatshirt -- [‘sweatshirt’]

symbol

system

tampon

tank -- [‘tank’]

terminal

toilet

T-shirt

tube

under

USA

vermouth

violet (purple)

vodka -- [‘vodka’]

weekend

whisky -- [‘whisky’]

windsurfer (board)

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In some cases two separate English words are spelled like one Danish word:

ENGLISH -- [SAY DANISH]

bus station

business center -- [‘businesscenter’]

internet café -- [-‘café’]

jet-ski -- [‘jetski’]

snack-bar -- [‘snackbar’]

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, see English Spelled Somewhat Like Danish for words similar to Danish, but spelled somewhat differently.



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