English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Kan du hjælpe mig, tak?
Can you help me, please?
Asking for help
Snakker du engelsk?
Do you speak English?
Asking if a person speaks English
snakker du _[language]_?
Do you speak _[language]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Jeg snakker ikke_[language]_.
I don't speak_[language]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Jeg forstår det ikke
I don't understand.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Hej!
Hello!
Standard greeting
Hej!
Hi!
Informal greeting
Godmorgen!
Good Morning!
Greeting used in the morning
Godaften!
Good Evening!
Greeting used in the evening
Godnat!
Good Night!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Hvordan har du det?
How are you?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Godt, tak.
Good, thank you.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Hvad er dit navn?
What’s your name?
Asking the other person's name
Mit navn er ___.
My name is ___.
Telling someone your name
Hvor kommer du fra?
Where are you from?
Asking about someone's origin
Jeg er fra___.
I am from___.
Answering about your origin
Hvor gammel er du?
How old are you?
Asking about someone's age
Jeg er___år gammel.
I am___years old.
Answering about your age
Ja
Yes
Positive reply
Nej
No
Negative reply
Vær så venlig at
Please
Filler word to add polite touch
Værsgo!
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
Tak.
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Mange tak.
Thank you very much.
Thanking someone very warmly
Det var så lidt.
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Det er jeg ked af.
I am sorry.
Apologizing for something
Undskyld mig.
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
Det er okay.
It's OK.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Det er ikke noget problem.
No problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Pas på!
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
Jeg er sulten.
I am hungry.
Used when feeling hungry
Jeg er tørstig.
I am thirsty.
Used when feeling thirsty
Jeg er træt.
I am tired.
Used when feeling tired
Jeg er syg.
I am sick.
Used when feeling sick
Det ved jeg ikke.
I don't know.
You don't know the answer to a question
Det var godt at møde dig.
It was nice meeting you.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Farvel!
Goodbye!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Jeg vil gerne lave en klage.
I would like to make a complaint.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Hvem har ansvaret her?
Who is in charge here?
Finding out who is responsible
Dette er fuldstændigt uacceptebelt!
This is totally unacceptable!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Jeg vil have mine penge tilbage!
I want my money back!
Asking for a refund
Vi har ventet i over en time.
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Maden smager af lort!
This food tastes like crap!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Drinken smager af pis!
This drink tastes like piss!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Dette sted er lorte sted!
This place is a shithole!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Denne bil er et vrag!
This car is a wreck!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Servicen stinker!
The service sucks!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Dette er totalt snyd!
This is a total rip-off!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Det er noget vrøvl!
That is bullshit!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Du er en dum idiot!
You are a stupid moron!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Du ved ikke en skid!
You don't know shit!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Skrid!
Piss off!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Lad os ordne det her udenfor!
Let's settle this outside!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment