Learning Danish – Basic words

Danish word training.
500 Basic Danish words: How many do you know?
Take a test here:
A very useful article follows the basic vocabulary ( most commonly used words) listed below. Links to fun games to improve your vocabulary are detailed ar the end of this article that I have reblogged here. Great information for anyone wanting to learn Danish. Now I will ponder about how well I know these words and how practise my pronunciation with the audio added here. So much better than TV!!!!
for – for
to – til
so- så
you – dig
have,has – har
I – jeg
on – på
what – hvad
where – hver
Why – hvorfor
who = hvem
home – hjem
School – skole
bus – bus ( pronounced boos)
train – tog
one – en
can – kan
will – vil
want – vil
was – var
here – her
there – der
must – skal
ved – by
but – men
of – af
about – om



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