Danish Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

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The 5th Danish lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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 how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: “man”, “woman”, “Cat (fem.)”, “cat (masc.)” etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Danish

Feminine Danish Audio
Boy dreng
Girl pige
Man Mand
Woman kvinde
Father far
Mother mor
Brother bror
Sister søster
Actor Skuespiller
Actress Skuespiller(inde)
Cat (Masc.) Hankat
Cat (Fem.) Hunkat

Now we will try to implement some of the forms 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 Gender in a Sentence

English Danish Audio
He is tall Han er høj
She is tall Hun er høj
He is a short man Han er en lille mand
She is a short woman Hun er en lille kvinde
He is German Han er tysker
She is German Hun er tysker
Japanese men are friendly Japanske mænd er venlige
Japanese women are friendly Japanske kvinder er venlige


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Danish

Clothes Danish Audio
Belt bælte
Clothes tøj
Coat frakke
Dress kjole
Glasses Briller
Gloves handsker
Hat hat
Jacket jakke
Pants (Trousers) bukser
Ring ring
Shirt skjorte
Shoes sko
Socks sokker
Suit jakkesæt
Sweater trøje
Tie slips
Umbrella paraply
Underwear undertøj
Wallet tegnebog
Watch armbåndsur


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Daily Conversation in Danish

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Danish Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Danish

Do you like my dress? Kan du lide min kjole
I lost my socks jeg mistede mine sokker
It looks good on you Den er smuk på dig
She has a beautiful ring Hun har en smuk ring
These pants (trousers) are long Disse bukser er for lange
These shoes are small Disse sko er for små
Where are you from? Hvor kommer du fra?
I’m from the U.S Jeg kommer fra U.S.A.
I’m American Jeg er amerikaner
Where do you live? Hvor bor du?
I live in the U.S Jeg bor i U.S.A.
Do you like it here? Kan du lide at være her?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Danish about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Danish Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Danish homepage.

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