Danish Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Danish lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Danish to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Danish
one
en Audio
first
første Audio
two
to Audio
second
sekund Audio
three
tre Audio
third
tredje Audio
four
fire Audio
fourth
fjerde Audio
five
fem Audio
fifth
femte Audio
six
seks Audio
sixth
sjette Audio
seven
syv Audio
seventh
syvende Audio
eight
otte Audio
eighth
ottende Audio
nine
ni Audio
ninth
niende Audio
ten
ti Audio
tenth
tiende Audio
eleven
elleve Audio
eleventh
ellevte Audio
twelve
tolv Audio
twelfth
tolvte Audio
thirteen
tretten Audio
thirteenth
trettende Audio
fourteen
fjorten Audio
once
én gang Audio
fifteen
femten Audio
twice
to gange Audio
sixteen
seksten Audio
Monday
mandag Audio
seventeen
sytten Audio
Tuesday
tirsdag Audio
eighteen
atten Audio
Wednesday
onsdag Audio
nineteen
nitten Audio
Thursday
torsdag Audio
twenty
tyve Audio
Friday
fredag Audio
seventy one
enoghalvfjerds Audio
Saturday
lørdag Audio
one hundred
et hundrede Audio
Sunday
søndag Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Danish cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Danish. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Danish
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
jeg har tre hunde Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
min datter har to katte Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
hun taler syv sprog Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
min bror har en søn Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
dette er min anden lektion Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
har du læst den tredje bog? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
ko
goat
goat Audio
ged
donkey
donkey Audio
æsel
horse
horse Audio
hest
dog
dog Audio
hund
cat
cat Audio
kat
mouse
mouse Audio
mus
bird
bird Audio
fugl

Conversation in Danish

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Danish
Where are you from?
hvor er du fra? Audio
I'm from the U.S
jeg er fra sa Audio
I'm American
jeg er amerikaner Audio
Where do you live?
hvor bor du? Audio
I live in the U.S
jeg bor i sa Audio
What do you do for a living?
hvad er dit arbejde? Audio
I'm a student
jeg er studerende Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Danish? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Danish Gender   Danish Gender

Danish Phrases   Danish Phrases



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