Danish language

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Danish
dansk
Pronunciation [d̥anˀsɡ̊]
Native to Denmark, Greenland, Schleswig-Holstein (Germany)
Native speakers 5.6 million  (2007)
Language family
Indo-European
Writing system Latin script (Danish alphabet)
Danish Braille
Official status
Official language in

 Denmark
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg
 European Union
Nordic Council


Minority language:[1]
 Germany
 Greenland
 Iceland
Regulated by Dansk Sprognævn ("Danish Language Committee")
Language codes
ISO 639-1 da
ISO 639-2 dan
ISO 639-3 dan
Linguasphere 52-AAA-bf & -ca to -cj
Danish dialects

Danish is the Germanic language spoken in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, and parts of Greenland and Germany (Southern Schleswig). Around 5.5 million people speak Danish. It is used as a second language in Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Danish people, or Danes, call their language dansk.

Here are some simple words in Danish:

English Danish
Hello Hej
Goodbye Farvel
Thank you Tak
Where are you from ? Hvor kommer du fra?
With Med
I Jeg
Yes Ja
No Nej
Welcome Velkommen
am/are/is Er
English Engelsk
If Hvis
I love you Jeg elsker dig
Room Værelse
Copenhagen København
Bill Regning
Food Mad
Okay Okay
Umbrella Paraply
Where Hvor
Who Hvem
Which Hvilken/hvilket
The price Prisen
Where is Hvor er
Airport Lufthavn
Road Vej
Rooster Hane
Chicken Kylling
Fish Fisk
Vegetarian Vegetar
Compare Sammenligne
Train Tog

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