Danish – the most common verbs

Danish - the most common verbs

Would you like to learn Danish, but you don’t know where to start? A new language means to get in touch with the vocabulary, the grammar explanations and the pronunciation of different words, but also with the cadence.

But if you really want to talk in Danish, you will need verbs for nearly every sentence. You could learn them in a language school for Danish or at home with the aid of our article.

The most common verbs in Danish

1) at være – “to be”

  • jeg er: “I am”
  • du er: “you (sg.) are”
  • hun/han er: “he/she is”
  • vi er: “we are”
  • I er: “you (pl.) are”
  • de er: “they are”

Example: Jeg er fra Frankrig. – “I’m from France.”

2) at ville – “to want”

  • jeg vil
  • du vil
  • hun/han vil
  • vi vil
  • I vil
  • de vil

Example: De vil købe en bil. – “They want to buy a car.”

3) at hedde – “to be called”

  • jeg hedder
  • du hedder
  • hun/han hedder
  • vi hedder
  • I hedder
  • de hedder

Example: Jeg hedder Maria. – “I’m called Maria.”

4) at komme – “to come”

  • jeg kommer
  • du kommer
  • hun/han kommer
  • vi kommer
  • I kommer
  • de kommer

Example: Jeg kommer altid for sent. – “I always come too late.”

5) at have – “to have”

  • jeg har
  • du har
  • hun/han har
  • vi har
  • I har
  • de har

Example: Har du tid? – “Do you have time?”

6) at sige – “to say”

  • jeg siger
  • du siger
  • hun/han siger
  • vi siger
  • I siger
  • de siger

Example: Hvad siger hun? – “What is she saying?”

7) at gå – “to go”

  • jeg går
  • du går
  • hun/han går
  • vi går
  • I går
  • de går

Example: Hun går på Københavns Universitet. – “She goes to Copenhagen University.”

8) at lave – “to make, to do”

  • jeg laver
  • du laver
  • hun/han laver
  • vi laver
  • I laver
  • de laver

Example: Hvad laver du på torsdag? – “What are you doing on Thrusday?”

9) at snakke – “to talk”

  • jeg snakker
  • du snakker
  • hun/han snakker
  • vi snakker
  • I snakker
  • de snakker

Example: Jeg snakker med Marlo. – “I talk to Marlo.”

10) at tale – “to speak”

  • jeg taler
  • du taler
  • hun/han taler
  • vi taler
  • I taler
  • de taler

Example: Jeg taler lidt dansk. – “I speak a little Danish.”

11) at se – “to see”

  • jeg ser
  • du ser
  • hun/han ser
  • vi ser
  • I ser
  • de ser

Example: De ser en film sammen. – “They are seeing a film together.”

12) at skulle – “should”

  • jeg skal
  • du skal
  • hun/han skal
  • vi skal
  • I skal
  • de skal

Example: Skal vi spise salat i aften? – “Should we have salad tonight?”

Would you like to learn more Danish? Check our language schools for Danish here or check this article on our blog: Learn Danish.

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