Danish Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

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This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Danish like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, Contact us from the page Danish Classes.


Knowing adjectives in Danish is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as “good”, “bad”, “right”, “wrong” etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Danish is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Danish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Adjectives List in Danish

Adjectives Danish Audio
Tall høj
Short kort
Big big
Wide bred
Long lang
Small lille
Thick tyk
Thin tynd
New ny
Old (opposite of new) gammel
Cheap billig
Expensive dyr
Young ung
Old (opposite of young) gammel
Wrong forkert
Right (correct) korrekt
Good god
Bad dårlig
Difficult svær
Easy let

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Danish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Danish Adjectives in a Sentence

English Danish Audio
Am I right or wrong? Her jeg ret eller ej?
Is he younger or older than you? Er han ældre eller yngre end dig?
Is the test easy or difficult? Er prøven nem eller svær?
Is this book new or old? Er dette en ny eller gammel bog?
This is so expensive Denne er meget dyr


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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Danish

Food Danish Audio
Breakfast morgenmad
Lunch frokost
Dinner middag
Meal måltid
Apples æbler
Avocados avocadoer
Bananas bananer
Beans bønner
Bread brød
Butter smør
Carrots gulerødder
Cheese ost
Chicken kylling
Coffee kaffe
Corn majs
Cucumbers agurker
Eggs æg
Figs figner
Fish fisk
Food mad
Fruit frugt
Garlic hvidløg
Grapes druer
Ice cream is
Lemons citroner
Lettuce grøn salat
Meat kød
Milk mælk
Olives oliven
Onions løg
Orange juice appelsin juice
Oranges appelsiner
Peaches ferskner
Pears pærer
Peppers peberfrugter
Pineapples ananas
Pizza pizza
Potatoes kartofler
Pumpkin græskar
Salad salat
Salt salt
Sandwich sandwich
Soda (like Coke) sodavand
Strawberries jordbær
Sugar sukker
Tea te
Tomatoes tomater
Vegetables grønsager
Water vand
Watermelon vandmelon


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Daily Conversation in Danish

Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Danish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Danish

English Danish Audio
Are you thirsty? er du tørstig?
I’m hungry jeg er sulten
Do you have a bottle of water? Har du en flaske vand?
Breakfast is ready Morgenmaden er parat
What kind of food do you like? Hvad slags mad kan du lide?
I like cheese Jeg kan lide ost
Bananas taste sweet Bananer smager sødt
I don’t like cucumber Jeg kan ikke lide agurker
I like bananas Jeg kan lide bananer
Lemons taste sour Citroner smager surt
This fruit is delicious Denne frugt smager dejligt
Vegetables are healthy Grønsager er sunde
Hi! hej
Good morning! god morgen
Good afternoon! god eftermiddag
Good evening! god aften
Welcome! velkommen
How are you? (informal) Hvordan har du det
How are you? (formal) hvordan har du det
What’s up? (colloquial) Hvordan går det?
I’m fine, thank you! fint, tak
And you? (informal) og hvad med dig?
And you? (formal) og dig?
Good Godt

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Danish about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Danish Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Danish homepage.

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