Danish Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

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The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Danish. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily 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.


Knowing how to count in Danish is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as “1, 2, 3 …”. Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as “1st, 2nd, 3rd …”.

Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.

Numbers in Danish

Numbers Danish Audio
One en
First første
Two to
Second anden
Three tre
Third tredie
Four fire
Fourth fjerde
Five fem
Fifth femte
Six seks
Sixth sjette
Seven syv
Seventh syvende
Eight otte
Eighth ottende
Nine ni
Ninth niende
Ten ti
Tenth tiende
Eleven elleve
Eleventh ellevte
Twelve tolv
Twelfth tolvte
Thirteen tretten
Thirteenth trettende
Fourteen fjorten
Fourteenth fjortende
Fifteen femten
Fifteenth femtende
Sixteen seksten
Sixteenth sekstende
Seventeen sytten
Seventeenth syttende
Eighteen atten
Eighteenth attende
Nineteen nitten
Nineteenth nittende
Twenty tyve
Twentieth tyvende
Thirty three (31) tre og tredive
One hundred (100) et hundrede
Three hundred and sixty (360) tre hundrede og tres
One thousand (1000) et tusind
Two thousand and fourteen (2014) to tusind og fjorten
One million en million
Once én gang
Twice to gange

Now we will try to implement some of the numbers 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 Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Danish Audio
I’m 30 years old Jeg er tredive år gammel
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother Jeg har to søstre og en bror
English is my first language Engelsk er mit hovedsprog
Her second language is Spanish Hendes andet sprog er spansk


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Vocabulary List about School

Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.

School Words in Danish

School Danish Audio
Answer svar
Book bog
Books bøger
Chair stol
Desk skrivebord
Dictionary ordbog
Laptop Bærbar (computer)
Library bibliotek
Notebook (paper notebook) Notesbog
Page side
Paper papir
Pen pen
Pencil blyant
Question spørgsmål
School skole
Student elev
Teacher lærer
University universitet


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Daily Conversation in Danish

Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Danish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Danish

English Danish Audio
I have a question Jeg har et spørgsmål
To listen at lytte
To read at læse
To speak at tale
To think at tænke
To understand at forstå
To write at skrive
What’s the name of that book? Hvad hedder den bog?
What do you do for a living? Hvad bestiller du til daglig?
I’m a (teacher / artist / engineer) Jeg er (lærer / kunstner / ingeniør)
Oh! That’s good! Ih! Det er flot!
Can I practice with you? Må jeg øve mig med dig?

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.

Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Danish about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Danish Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Danish homepage.

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