Danish Gender

Welcome to the fifth Danish lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Danish to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
mand
woman
woman Audio
kvinde
husband
husband Audio
mand
wife
wife Audio
hustru
boy
boy Audio
dreng
girl
girl Audio
pige
father
father Audio
far
mother
mother Audio
mor

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Danish
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
min søn er studerende Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
hendes datter er studerende Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
han har en høj bror Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
hun har en høj søster Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
hans brødre er unge Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
hans søstre er unge Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
søn
daughter
daughter Audio
datter
brother
brother Audio
bror
sister
sister Audio
søster
grandfather
grandfather Audio
bedstefar
grandmother
grandmother Audio
bedstemor
child
child Audio
barn
children
children Audio
børn

Expressions in Danish

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Danish, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Danish
What do you mean?
hvad mener du? Audio
I don't understand
jeg forstår ikke Audio
I don't know
det ved jeg ikke Audio
What is that called in Danish?
hvad hedder det på dansk? Audio
What is this?
hvad er dette? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
hvad betyder det ord på engelsk? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
undskyld Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Danish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Danish Plural   Danish Plural

Danish Numbers   Danish Numbers



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