Basic phrases

Here are some basic Danish phrases which you can use in everyday conversation, as well as some common words you will see on signs.

jayes
nejno
takthanks, thank you; can also mean "please" when used at the end of a sentence
mange takthank you very much
værsgodyou're welcome
det var så lidtdon't mention it (literally: that was so little)
slet ikkenot at all
hejhi
hejsahi (a little informal)
goddaghello (literally: "good day"; can be used any time from morning until around 5pm)
godmorgengood morning (used until around 10am)
god eftermiddaggood afternoon (used from noon until around 5pm)
godaftengood evening (used from around 5pm)
hej hejbye (a little informal)
farvelgoodbye
godnatgoodnight
vi ses!see you!
vi ses snart!see you soon!
vi ses senere!see you later!
ha' en god dag!have a nice day!
ha' en god weekend!have a good weekend!
undskyld migexcuse me (can be used to get attention or to get past someone)
undskyldsorry
ikke noget problemno problem
det er okthat's ok
det skal du ikke tænke pådon't worry about it
taler du engelsk?do you speak English?
jeg taler ikke danskI don't speak Danish
jeg taler ikke meget danskI don't speak much Danish
jeg taler lidt danskI speak a little Danish
jeg taler kun meget lidt danskI only speak very little Danish
vær’ venlig at take langsommereplease speak more slowly
vær’ venlig at skrive det nedplease write it down
kan du gentage det?could you please repeat that?
jeg forstårI understand
jeg forstår ikkeI don't understand
det ved jegI know
det ved jeg ikkeI don't know
undskyld mig, hvor er toilettet?excuse me, where's the toilet?

Things you might see

IndgangEntrance
UdgangExit
SkubPush
TrykPull
NødudgangEmergency exit
ToiletterToilets
WCWC
HerrerGentlemen
DamerLadies
FriVacant
OptagetOccupied
I stykkerOut of order
Rygning forbudtNo smoking
PrivatPrivate
Ingen adgangNo entry