Danish Vocabulary

Danish-Vocabulary-List

Below you will find several danish vocabulary lists of common words, that as an expat, you will come across at one time or another. We have found that having this list around has helped us out many times.

You may wish to copy the shopping terms down or print them out. Carry them with you as you shop. When my wife first started shopping, she wrote down some of her baking terms and just showed them to the store assistant, who could then point out where it was. If she hadn't done this -

I WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD ANY TASTY HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS!

Hope you find these useful.

If you have some terms or phrases which you would like to include on the list, please feel free to add them by going to the invitation at the bottom of the page. We will credit you with any additions. Thank you.

Danish Vocabulary Words for Bills and Invoices

past due danish words

One of the most frustrating things about getting bills in Denmark is that the terms are so confusing at first. So here is a run down of some the danish vocabulary that is often found on your bills.

English

BILLS and INVOICES

rental contract/ agreement

on account estimate

consumption, use

Tax or VAT due

reading

account settled/paid

amount of bill

round off/round up

calculated yearly use

due date of payment

corrected energy use

unit price

use

payment due date

last/previous

kind of gas

total (in all) to pay

invoice

invoice date

invoice number

customer

customer or account number

quarter or quarterly

quarterly costs

tax

meter stand

net amount due

(earlier) billed

heating

bill

amount of bill

date of bill

total cost

costs of phone calls

ending date

beginning reading

beginning date

telephone service charge

Danish

FAKTURA

Abonnement

Aconto .

Acontoforbrug

Acontomoms

Aflæsning

Afregnet

Afregningsbeløb

Afrunding

Beregnet årsforbrug

Betalingsfrist

Energi-korrigeret forbrug

Enhedspris

Forbrug

Forfaldsdato

Forrige

Gasart

I alt (or ialt) at betale

faktura

fakturadato

fakturanr

Kunde

Kundenummer

Kvartal

Kvartalsafgifter

Moms

Målerstand

Netto

Opkrævet

Opvarming

Regning

Regningsbeløb

Regningsdato

Resultat

Samtaleafgifter

Slutdato

Startaflæsning

Start dato

Telefonafgifter

 Entertaining Words

entertaining danish words

When looking through the local paper it may help to know some of these danish vocabulary words for types of entertainment and amusements. Don't want you to bring your laundry to the Kino!

ENTERTAINMENT

entertainment

aquarium

movie theatre

bowling lane

bowling alley

circus

dance

cinema

concert

nightclub

orchestra

play

symphony

theater

magic

subtitle

UNDERHOLDNING

Forlystelse

Akvarium

Biograf

Bowlingbane

Bowlingcenter

Cirkus

Dans

Kino

Koncert

Natklub

Orkester

Spil

Symfoni

Teater

Trylleri

Undertekst

Words right out of the oven!

danish words right out of the oven

Below, I have a list of common danish vocabulary terms for baking and bakery items.

FOOD

For Baking

baking powder

baking soda

butter

cocoa

coconut

corn flour

cornstarch

Cream of tartar

Egg

flour

All-purpose white flour

graham wheat

rye wheat

whole wheat flour

honey

jam

jelly/gelatin

lard

margarine

pastry dough

Salad oil

Sugar

Dark brown sugar

light brown sugar

powdered/confectioner’s/icing

yeast

bread

black bread/pumpernickel

coarse textured bread

flaky roll

flaky roll with poppyseeds

heavy textured roll

hot dog buns

long thin loaf

oval loaf

raisin bread

round loaf

rye bread

sandwich bread

short loaves

sourdough bread

sweet round bun

walnut bread

white bread

whole wheat bread

dairy products

(Note: Most dairy products will have two dates on the packaging: one for the date of production and packaging [Pakket] and one for the expiration date [Mindst holdbar til]).

Butter

coffee cream

whipping cream

ice cream

margarine

plant margarine

milk

buttermilk

homogenized milk

low fat milk

skim milk

whole milk

sour cream

yogurt

Plain

with fruit

MAD

Til bagning

Bagepulver

Natron

Smør

Kakao

Kokosmel

Majsmel

Maizena h

Hjorteaksalt

æg

Mel

Hvedemel

Grahamsmel

Rugmel

Hvedemel

Honning

Syltetøj/marmelade

Gelé

Svinefedt/spæk

Margarine

Dej

Salatolie

Sucker/stødt melis

Brun farin

Lys farin

Flormelis/glasur

Gær

Brød

Rugbrød

Grovbrød

Croissant

Tebirkes

Grovbolle

Pølsebrød

Fransk flute

Aflangt brød

Rosinbrød

Rund brød

Rugbrød

Toastbrød

Mini flutes

Surbrød

Bolle

Valnøddebrød

Fransk brød

Hvedebrød

Mælkeprodukter

(Note: Most dairy products will have two dates on the packaging: one for the date of production and packaging [Pakket] and one for the expiration date [Mindst holdbar til]).

Smør

Kaffefløde

Piskefløde

Is

Margarine

Plantemargarine

Mælk

Kærnemælk

Homogeniseret mælk

Let mælk

Skummetmælk

Sød mælk

Crème fraiche

Yoghurt

Naturel

Med frugt

Real Fishy Words

real fishy danish words

Feel like some fish? Hear are some  danish vocabulary words for various types of fish and shellfish that you will find at the fishhandler.

Fish

Anchovy

Catfish

Cod

Crab

Eel

Smoked eel

Flounder

Frog

Frogs legs

Halibut

Herring

Lobster

Mackerel

Mussel

Octopus

Oyster

Plaice

Red snapper

Salmon

Smoked salmon

Sardines

Scallops

Shellfish

Shrimp

Snails

Sole

Trout

Tuna

Turtle

Fisk

ansjos

havkat

torsk

krabbe

ål

røget ål

skrubbe

frø

frølår

helle flynder

sild

hummer

makrel

muslinger

blæksprutte

østers

rødspætte

rød fisk

laks

røget laks

sardiner

kammuslinger

skaldyr

rejer

snegle

tunge

ørred

tunfisk

skildpadde

Fruity Words

fruity danish words

Got to know your common danish vocabulary words for fruits!

Fruit

Apple

Apricot

Banana

Blueberry

Cherry

Currants

Dates

Fig

Grapes

Lemon

Lime

Mango

Nectarine

Orange

Peach

Pear

Pineapple

Pomegranate

Prune

Raisins

Raspberry

Rhubarb

Strawberry

Tangerine

Watermelon

Frugt

æble

abrikos

banan

blåbær

kirsebær

korender

dadler

figen

vindruer

citron

lime

mango

nektarin

appelsin

fersken

pær

ananas

blomme

sveske

rosiner

hindbær

rabarber

jordbær

clementine

.vandmelon

Herbs to spice up your life!

danish words to spice up your life


What are some of the common danish vocabulary words for spices and herbs?

Herbs and Spices

Allspice

Almond

Aniseed

Basil

Bayleaf

Caper

Caraway

Cayenne

Chili powde

Chives

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Curry

Dill

Ginger

Horseradish

Marjoram

Mint

Mustard

Nutmeg

Oregano

Paprika

Parsley

Pepper

Black pepper

White pepper

Pepper corns

Poultry seasoning

Rosemary

Sage

Sesame seeds

Terragon

Thyme

Vanilla

Vinegar

Krydderier

allehånde

mandel

anis

basilikum

laubærblad

capers

kommen

cayenne peber

chili pulver

purløg

kanel

nelliker

koriander

karry

dild

ingefær

peberrød

. merian

mynte

sennep

muskatnød

oregano

paprika

persille

peber

sort peber

hvid peber

peberkorn

fjerkræ krydderi

rosmarin

salvie

sesamfrø

esdragon

timian

vanille

eddike

Meaty and Fowl Words

meaty and fowl danish words

Here is a list of common danish vocabulary words for types of meat and poultry.

Meat

Beef

Center cut of tenderloin

End cut of tenderloin

Flank steak

Liver

Loin/tenderloin

Pot roast

Ribs of beef

Rump steak

Stew meat

Veal

Breast of veal .

Calves liver

Ground veal

Loin of veal

Veal chops

Veal cutlet

Lamb

Breast of lamb

Loin

Rib chops .

Rib roast

Whole leg of lamb

Pork

Bacon

Fresh ham

Ground pork

Pork chops

Salt-cured ham

Spare ribs

Tenderloin

Smoked tenderloin

Poultry

Chicken

Chicken livers

Cornish hen

Duck

Duck breast

Goose

Pheasant

Turkey

Kød

Oksekød

oksefilet

tournedos

flank

lever

filet

grydesteg

entrecote

halestykke

små kød

Kalvekød

kalvebryst

kalvelever

hakket kalvekød

kalve mørbrad

kalvekotelet

kalveschnitzel

Lammekød

lammebryst

filet

lammekoteletter

lammeryg

lammekølle

Svinekød

bacon

skinkekød

hakket flæskekød

svinekoeletter

røget skinkekød

spare ribs

svinemørbrad

hamburgerryg

Fjerkræ

kylling

kyllingelever

poussin

and

andebryst

gås

fasan

kalkun

 Nutty words

nutty-danish-words

You probably think I am nuts for giving you this list of common danish vocabulary words for various types of nuts.

Nuts

Almonds

Cashew nuts

Chestnuts

Coconut

Hazelnuts

Peanuts

Pistachio nuts

Walnuts

Nødder

mandler

cashewnød (acajounød)

kastanier

kokosnød

hasselnødder

jordnødder

pistacie nødder

valnødder

Danish Vocabulary Words for Vegetables

Vegetable-Danish-Words

Here is a list of common danish vocabulary words for vegetables.

Q. What did the mommy tomato say to the baby tomato when

they went for a walk?    

A. Hurry up now and Ketch-up!

Vegetables

Artichoke

Asparagus

Avocado

Beans

Beets

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Red cabbage

Green cabbage

White cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Corn

Cucumber

Eggplant

Endive

Fennel

Garlic

Leek

Lentils

Lettuce

Head lettuce

Mushroom

Onion

Parsnips

Peas

Pepper

Green pepper

Red pepper

Pickles

Potatoes

Sweet potato

Pumpkin

Radish

Spinach

Squash

Tomato

Turnip

Watercress

Zucchini

Grøntsager

artiskok

asparges

avocado

bønner

rødbeder

broccoli

rosenkål

kål

rød kål

grønkål

hvidkål

gulerødder

. blomkål

blegseleri

majs

agurk

aubergine

endive

fennikel

hvidløg

porre

linser

salat

salathoved

champignon

løg

pasternak

ærter

peber

grøn peber

rød peber

syltede agurker

kartofler

søde kartofler

græskar

radis

spinat

squash/zucchini/courgette

tomat

majroe

brøndkarse

squash/courgette

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