Danish Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Danish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. 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.


The past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples 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.

Past Tense in Danish

Past Danish Audio
I saw you Jeg så sig
I wrote with a pen Jeg skrev med en pen
You loved apples Du elskede æbler
You gave money Du gav penge
You played tennis Du spillede tennis
He read (past tense) a book Han læste en bog
He understood me Han forstod mig
She had a cat Hun havde en kat
She knew my friend Hun kendte min ven
We wanted to learn Vi ville gerne lære
We thought Spanish is easy Vi syntes spansk var nemt
You (plural) worked here I arbejdede her
You (plural) spoke French I talte fransk
They drove a car De kørte en bil
They smiled De smilede


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List of Colors in Danish

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Danish

Colors Danish Audio
Black sort
Blue blå
Brown brun
Colors farver
Dark color mørk farve
Gray grå
Green grøn
Light color lys farve
Orange orange
Red rød
White hvid
Yellow gul


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Daily Conversation in Danish

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Danish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Danish

English Danish Audio
Black is his favorite color sort er hans yndlingsfarve
I have black hair jeg har sort hår
Red is not his favorite color rød er ikke hans yndlingsfarve
She drives a yellow car hun kører en gul bil
The sky is blue himlen er blå
Your cat is white din kat er hvid
I enjoyed myself very much Jeg morede mig vældig godt
I agree with you Jeg er enig med dig
Are you sure? Er du sikker på det?
Be careful! Vær forsigtig!
Cheers! Skål!
Would you like to go for a walk? Har du lyst til en travetur?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Danish about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Danish Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Danish homepage.

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