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Common Danish Words

A list of the most common Danish words ordered by their frequency of use. You can use this list to learn words efficiently, ensuring you cover the basic vocabulary of Danish.

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1 er
     1. v. present tense of være
          1. v. to be
2 jeg
     1. pron. (personal) I
     2. n. self (an individual person as the object of his own reflective consciousness)
     3. n. I, ego
3 det
     1. art. (definite) the (used before an adjective preceding a noun)
           huset - the house; det gule hus - the yellow house
     2. pron. (demonstrative) that
     3. pron. (personal) it
4 du
     1. pron. (personal) thou, you (2nd person singular subject pronoun, informal)
     2. v. be good
     3. v. be fit
5 ikke
     1. adv. not, -n't (negation, denial, refusal)
     2. adv. not, -n't (in a question when you want the answer to be yes)
           Er du ikke sulten? Nej jeg er mæt. - Art thou not hungry? No, I am full.
     3. adv. isn't it so?, don't you?, can't he?
6 at
     1. conj. that
     2. part. to (infinitive-marker)
           Det er menneskeligt at fejle.
             To err is human.
7 en
     1. art. a, an
     2. num. (cardinal) one
     3. pron. one
8 og
     1. conj. and
9 har
     1. v. present tense of have
          1. n. garden
          2. n. orchard
          3. n. allotment
          4. v. have, have got
          5. n. plural indefinite of hav
10 vi
     1. pron. we
11 til
     1. adv. more
     2. adv. additional
     3. adv. another
     4. adv. towards
     5. conj. untill
     1. prep. on
13 hvad
     1. pron. what (interrogative pronoun)
     2. pron. what (relative pronoun), which
     3. conj. what (conjunction)
     4. interj. what
14 mig
     1. pron. (personal) me
15 med
     1. prep. with
     2. prep. by
     3. prep. including, counting
16 de
     1. pron. they
17 den
     1. art. (definite) the (used before an adjective preceding a noun)
           bilen - the car; den røde bil - the red car
     2. pron. (demonstrative) that, the
     3. pron. (personal) it
18 for
     1. n. lining (covering for the inside of something)
     2. n. lining (material used for inside covering)
     3. adv. too (more than enough; as too much)
     4. adv. in front
     5. adv. forward
19 der
     1. adv. there (in or at that place)
     2. pron. (relative) who, which, that
     1. adv. so
     2. v. sow
     3. v. past tense of se
          1. v. To see.
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