Danish Lesson 4 (Prepositions and Directions)

Duration: 30 mins

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This first lesson teaches many important aspect of Danish like prepositions, vocabulary list about directions and finally common phrases about how to introduce yourself. 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.


Prepositions are used in almost every sentence. They can be a great tool to link words with each other. For example by simply knowing how to use "to", "with", "from", "after" you can expand your conversation scope. In short, a preposition describes a relationship between words in a sentence, for example: I agree with you.

Below is a list of 27 prepositions that 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.

Prepositions List in Danish

Prepositions Danish Audio
In front offoran
Insideinde, inden i
On top ofovenpå
About (in regards to)om
As (similar to)som
Instead ofi stedet for

Now we will try to implement some of the prepositions above into full Danish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Danish Prepositions in a Sentence

English Danish Audio
Can I practice Italian with you?Kan jeg øve mig i italiensk med dig?
I speak French but with an accentJeg taler fransk men med accent
I was born in MiamiJeg er født i Miami
I'm from JapanJeg er fra Japan
The letter is inside the bookBrevet er inden i bogen
The pen is under the deskPennen er under skrivebordet
Can I help you?Må jeg hjælpe dig?


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Vocabulary List about Directions

Below is a list of 28 words and sentences related to directions that you might need when lost or asking for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to travel from point A to point B by following directions.

Giving Directions in Danish

Directions Danish Audio
Can you help me?Kan du hjælpe mig?
Can you show me?Kan du vise mig?
Come with me!Kom med mig!
Downtown (city center)Centrum
Excuse me! (to ask someone)Undskyld!
Go straightGå lige ud
How can I get to the museum? Hvordan kommer jeg til museet?
How long does it take to get there?Hvor lang tid tager det at komme derhen?
I'm lostJeg er faret vild
I'm not from hereJeg kommer ikke herfra
It's far from hereDet er langt væk
It's near hereDet er i nærheden
One moment please!Lige et øjeblik!
Turn leftDrej til venstre
Turn rightDrej til højre
FarLangt væk (fjernt)
StraightLige ud
To driveAt køre
To turnAt dreje
To walkAt gå
Traffic lightTrafiksignal


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Daily Conversation in Danish

Finally, a couple sentences to help you know how to introduce yourself in Danish. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Danish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Danish

English Danish Audio
Do you speak English?Taler du engelsk?
Just a littleKun en smule
What's your name?Hvad hedder du?
My name is (John Doe)Jeg hedder ( x x )
Mr... / Mrs. ... / Miss...Hr. / Fru / Frøken--
Nice to meet you!Det var rart at træffe dig!
You're very kind!Du er meget venlig!

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Congratulations! You finished your 4th lesson in Danish about prepositions, and directions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Danish Lesson 5. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Danish homepage.

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