Danish | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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