Present Tense

Danish Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Danish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Danish Classes.


The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Danish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Present Tense in Danish

Present Danish Audio
I see youJeg ser dig
I write with a penJeg skriver med en pen
You love applesDu elsker æbler
You give moneyDu giver penge
You play tennisDu spiller tennis
He reads a bookHan læser en bog
He understands meHan forstår mig
She has a catHun har en kat
She knows my friendHun kender min ven
We want to learnVi vil gerne lære
We think Spanish is easyVi synes spansk er nemt
You (plural) work hereI arbejder her
You (plural) speak FrenchI taler fransk
They drive a carDe kører en bil
They smileDe smiler


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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Danish

Heart attackHjertelammelse
Help mehjælp mig
Stomach acheondt i maven


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Daily Conversation in Danish

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Danish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Danish

Are you okay?er du okay?
Call a doctor!ring til en læge
Call the ambulance!ring venligst efter en ambulance
Call the police!ring til politiet
Calm down!Tag det roligt!
I feel sickJeg har det ikke godt
It hurts hereDet gør ondt her
It's urgent!Det haster!
Stop!Hold op! Stands!
Where is the closest pharmacy?hvor er det nærmeste apotek?
You look beautiful! (to a woman)Du ssr smuk ud
You have a beautiful nameDu har et smukt navn
This is my wifeDette er min kone (hustru)
This is my husbandDette er min mand

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne

Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Danish about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Danish Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Danish homepage.

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