1000 most common Danish words

Here is a list of the most common words in the Danish language. This list can be filtered by word type (nouns, adjectives, etc.. ) by clicking on the buttons below.

List of the most common Danish vocabulary words

  1. og [conjunction] (and) Linguists have observed that the more frequently used words tend to be shorter. This phenomenon, known as the “brevity law” or “Zipf's law of abbreviation”, is apparent in this ranking of the most common Danish words.
  2. være [verb] (to be) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “vera” which has also produced the words “vara” in Swedish, and “være” in Norwegian.
  3. i [preposition] (in) This is the highest ranked preposition in this list of the most common Danish words. For more on these small words which serve an important grammatical function, see this guide to Danish prepositions.
  4. en [article] (a, an)
  5. at [particle] (to)
  6. den [article] (the) This common Danish word is derived from the Old Norse word “þann” which is also the origin of the word “den” in Norwegian.
  7. til [preposition] (to)
  8. [preposition] (on)
  9. af [preposition] (of)
  10. med [preposition] (with)
  11. det [pronoun] (it) This is a very common Danish word because it has two uses: it is the definite article for nouns which have the neuter grammatical gender, and it is also used as pronoun. For more on this, see this guide to Danish pronouns.
  12. have [verb] (have) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse root “hagi” which is also the ancestor of the words “hage” in Swedish, and “hage” in Norwegian.
  13. for [preposition] (for)
  14. der [adverb] (there) This common Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse term “þar” which is also the ancestor of the word “der” in Norwegian.
  15. kunne [verb] (can) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse root “kunna” which has also produced the words “kunna” in Swedish, and “kunne” in Norwegian.
  16. jeg [pronoun] (I)
  17. som [conjunction] (as)
  18. ikke [adverb] (not) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse root “ekki” which has also produced the words “icke” in Swedish, and “ikke” in Norwegian.
  19. du [pronoun] (you)
  20. vi [pronoun] (we)
  21. om [preposition] (about)
  22. [adverb] (so)
  23. blive [verb] (to be)
  24. fra [preposition] (from)
  25. skulle [verb] (should) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “skulu” which has also produced the words “skola” in Swedish, and “skulle” in Norwegian.
  26. men [conjunction] (but) This common Danish conjunction is derived from the Old Norse root “mein” which is also the origin of the word “men” in Swedish.
  27. [verb] (to get)
  28. de [pronoun] (they)
  29. ville [verb] (will) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “vilja” which is also the origin of the words “vilja” in Swedish, and “ville” in Norwegian.
  30. man [pronoun] (you)
  31. denne [pronoun] (this one)
  32. eller [conjunction] (or)
  33. også [adverb] (also)
  34. meget [adverb] (much) This common Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse root “mikit” which is also the origin of the words “mycket” in Swedish, and “mikið” in Icelandic.
  35. mange [adjective] (many)
  36. ved [preposition] (at)
  37. han [pronoun] (he)
  38. al [pronoun] (all)
  39. nogen [pronoun] (someone)
  40. anden [pronoun] (other)
  41. sig [pronoun] (oneself, itself)
  42. god [adjective] (good)
  43. hvor [adverb] (where) This common Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse root “hvar” which is also the origin of the Swedish word “var”. This word illustrates a frequent pattern in spelling differences between Danish and Swedish: words that start with “hv” in Danish often start with “v” in Swedish. These spelling differences are discussed in this comparison of Danish vs Swedish.
  44. se [verb] (to see) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “sjá” which is also the origin of the word “se” in Norwegian.
  45. stor [adjective] (large)
  46. komme [verb] (to come) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “koma” which is also the origin of the words “komma” in Swedish, and “komme” in Norwegian.
  47. din [determiner] (your, yours)
  48. år [noun] (year) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “ár” which is also the origin of the word “år” in Norwegian.
  49. ny [adjective] (new) This common Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “nýr” which is also the ancestor of the word “ny” in Swedish.
  50. efter [preposition] (after)
  51. her [adverb] (here) This Danish adverb originates from the Old Norse root “hér” which is also the ancestor of the word “her” in Norwegian.
  52. hvis [conjunction] (if)
  53. ud [adverb] (out)
  54. når [conjunction] (when)
  55. over [preposition] (above)
  56. min [adjective] (my, mine)
  57. gøre [verb] (to do) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “gera” which is also the origin of the words “göra” in Swedish, and “gjøre” in Norwegian.
  58. nu [adverb] (now)
  59. da [conjunction] (as) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse word “þá” which is also the origin of the word “da” in Norwegian.
  60. dag [noun] (day)
  61. op [preposition] (up)
  62. [verb] (to go)
  63. sin [pronoun] (his, her, its)
  64. vores [pronoun] (ours)
  65. tage [verb] (to take) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “taka” which is also the origin of the word “ta” in Norwegian.
  66. give [verb] (to give) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “gefa” which is also the ancestor of the word “gi” in Norwegian.
  67. hun [pronoun] (she)
  68. sige [verb] (to say) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “segja” which is also the origin of the words “säga” in Swedish, and “si” in Norwegian.
  69. selv [pronoun] (self)
  70. finde [verb] (to find) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “finna” which is also the origin of the words “finna” in Swedish, and “finne” in Norwegian.
  71. bruge [verb] (to use)
  72. gang [noun] (a time, a time) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “gangr” which is also the origin of the words “gång” in Swedish, “gang” in Norwegian, and “gangur” in Icelandic.
  73. lille [adjective] (small)
  74. hvad [pronoun] (what)
  75. lidt [adverb] (a little)
  76. tid [noun] (time)
  77. deres [pronoun] (their)
  78. lige [adverb] (just)
  79. dansk [adjective] (Danish)
  80. kun [adverb] (only)
  81. helt [adverb] (quite)
  82. end [conjunction] (than) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “enn” which is also the origin of the word “än” in Swedish.
  83. arbejde [verb] (work) The spelling difference between this Danish word and its German counterpart, “Arbeit”, illustrates a linguistic phenomenon called the high German consonant shift. This is discussed in this comparison article on Danish vs German.
  84. ind [adverb] (in)
  85. hel [adjective] (whole)
  86. to [numeral] (two)
  87. godt [adverb] (well)
  88. måtte [verb] (must)
  89. lave [verb] (to make) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “laga” which is also the ancestor of the words “laga” in Swedish, and “lage” in Norwegian.
  90. under [preposition] (under)
  91. barn [noun] (child) In linguistics, and among language learners, a word like this is called a “false friend” because it resembles a word from another language (in this case the word “barn” in English) but it has a completely different meaning.
  92. derfor [adverb] (therefore)
  93. mod [preposition] (against)
  94. Danmark [proper noun] (Denmark) Unsurprisingly the most common proper noun in this Danish frequency list is “Danmark” which is the Danish name for “Denmark”.
  95. sted [noun] (place)
  96. første [adjective] (first)
  97. klokke [noun] (bell) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “klokka” which is also the origin of the words “klocka” in Swedish, “klokke” in Norwegian, and “klukka” in Icelandic.
  98. del [noun] (part)
  99. mere [adjective] (more)
  100. både [conjunction] (both) This Danish conjunction comes from the Old Norse root “báðir” which is also the origin of the word “både” in Norwegian.
  101. hver [pronoun] (each)
  102. bare [adverb] (just)
  103. uden [preposition] (without)
  104. stå [verb] (to stand)
  105. skrive [verb] (to write) This Danish verb is derived from the Latin verb “scribo” which is in our list of the 1000 most common Latin words.
  106. dog [adverb] (however) In the context of language learning, this Danish word is what is called a “false friend”: it resembles a common English word, and yet it has a completely different meaning. This word is not a noun but an adverb. See this guide to Danish adverbs.
  107. sammen [adverb] (together) This Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse term “saman” which has also produced the words “samman” in Swedish, and “sammen” in Norwegian.
  108. side [noun] (page) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse word “síða” which is also the ancestor of the words “sida” in Swedish, and “side” in Norwegian.
  109. mulighed [noun] (possibility) In the Danish language, the suffix “-hed” produces nouns from adjectives. Here this suffix is applied to the adjective “mulig” which is also in this list of the most common Danish words.
  110. hos [preposition] (at x's place)
  111. holde [verb] (to hold) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “halda” which is also the origin of the word “holde” in Norwegian.
  112. rigtig [adjective] (right)
  113. igen [adverb] (again)
  114. mellem [preposition] (between)
  115. samt [conjunction] (as weel)
  116. vise [verb] (to show) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “vísa” which has also produced the words “visa” in Swedish, and “vise” in Norwegian.
  117. forskellig [adjective] (different)
  118. sætte [verb] (to put) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “setja” which is also the origin of the words “sätta” in Swedish, and “sette” in Norwegian.
  119. siden [adverb] (since) This common Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse term “síðan” which is also the origin of the word “sedan” in Swedish.
  120. læse [verb] (to read) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “lesa” which is also the ancestor of the words “läsa” in Swedish, and “lese” in Norwegian.
  121. samme [adjective] (same) This Danish adjective originates from the Old Norse term “samr” which is also the ancestor of the words “samma” in Swedish, “samme” in Norwegian, and “samur” in Icelandic.
  122. hvordan [adverb] (how)
  123. ingen [pronoun] (none)
  124. følge [verb] (to follow) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “fylgja” which has also produced the words “följa” in Swedish, and “følge” in Norwegian.
  125. sidste [adjective] (last)
  126. inden [preposition] (before)
  127. nok [adverb] (enough)
  128. ligge [verb] (to lie) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse root “liggja” which has also produced the words “ligga” in Swedish, and “ligge” in Norwegian.
  129. hvilken [pronoun] (which)
  130. krone [noun] (crown)
  131. egen [adjective] (own) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse root “eiginn” which is also the origin of the word “egen” in Swedish.
  132. ønske [verb] (to wish) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “œskja” which is also the ancestor of the words “önska” in Swedish, “ønske” in Norwegian, and “æskja” in Icelandic.
  133. I [pronoun] (you - plural) For language learners this is a “false friend”: In contrast to English, this capital letter is the second person plural pronoun in Danish. (see this guide to Danish pronouns)
  134. vælge [verb] (choose) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “velja” which is also the origin of the words “välja” in Swedish, and “velge” in Norwegian.
  135. sådan [adverb] (like that)
  136. gerne [adverb] (gladly) This common Danish word is derived from the Old Norse term “gjarna” which has also produced the words “gärna” in Swedish, and “gjerne” in Norwegian.
  137. før [conjunction] (before) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse word “fyrr” which is also the ancestor of the word “før” in Norwegian.
  138. billede [noun] (image)
  139. altid [adverb] (always)
  140. måske [adverb] (perhaps)
  141. spille [verb] (to play)
  142. fordi [conjunction] (because)
  143. gammel [adjective] (old) This common Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “gamall” which is also the origin of the word “gammal” in Swedish.
  144. måde [noun] (way)
  145. høj [adjective] (tall) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse root “haugr” which has also produced the words “hög” in Swedish, “haug” in Norwegian, and “haugur” in Icelandic.
  146. ske [verb] (happen)
  147. vide [verb] (to know) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “vita” which has also produced the words “veta” in Swedish, and “vite” in Norwegian.
  148. land [noun] (country)
  149. tilbage [adverb] (left)
  150. pris [noun] (price)
  151. omkring [preposition] (around)
  152. købe [verb] (buy) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “kaupa” which has also produced the words “köpa” in Swedish, and “kjøpe” in Norwegian.
  153. ret [adverb] (rather) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “réttr” which is also the origin of the words “rett” in Norwegian, and “réttur” in Icelandic.
  154. endnu [adverb] (yet)
  155. uge [noun] (week) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse term “vika” which has also produced the words “vecka” in Swedish, and “uke” in Norwegian.
  156. sende [verb] (send) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “senda” which is also the origin of the words “sända” in Swedish, and “sende” in Norwegian.
  157. by [noun] (city) This Danish word also exists in Norwegian, and it is also among the most common Norwegian words.
  158. lang [adjective] (long) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse term “langr” which has also produced the words “lång” in Swedish, “lang” in Norwegian, and “langur” in Icelandic.
  159. vej [noun] (road) This common Danish word is derived from the Old Norse word “vegr” which has also produced the words “väg” in Swedish, and “vegur” in Icelandic.
  160. brug [noun] (use)
  161. køre [verb] (to drive) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “keyra” which is also the origin of the words “köra” in Swedish, and “kjøre” in Norwegian.
  162. hans [pronoun] (his)
  163. kommune [noun] (municipality)
  164. liv [noun] (life)
  165. frem [adverb] (forward) This Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse term “fram” which is also the origin of the word “fram” in Swedish.
  166. møde [verb] (to meet) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “mǿta” which has also produced the words “möta” in Swedish, and “mæta” in Icelandic.
  167. blandt [preposition] (among)
  168. tro [verb] (to believe) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “trú” which is also the ancestor of the word “tro” in Swedish.
  169. tale [verb] (to speak) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “tala” which is also the origin of the word “tale” in Norwegian.
  170. lade [verb] (let) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “hlaða” which is also the ancestor of the word “lade” in Norwegian.
  171. synes [verb] (to seem)
  172. plads [noun] (place)
  173. forhold [noun] (relationship)
  174. vigtig [adjective] (important)
  175. menneske [noun] (human)
  176. skabe [verb] (to create) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “skapa” which has also produced the word “skapa” in Swedish.
  177. ned [preposition] (down)
  178. ung [adjective] (young)
  179. mand [noun] (man) This common Danish noun comes from the Old Norse word “maðr” which has also produced the words “man” in Swedish, “mann” in Norwegian, and “maður” in Icelandic.
  180. lægge [verb] (to lay) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse root “leggja” which is also the ancestor of the words “lägga” in Swedish, and “legge” in Norwegian.
  181. område [noun] (area)
  182. ting [noun] (thing)
  183. kamp [noun] (struggle, battle, match)
  184. verden [noun] (world) This common Danish word comes from the Old Norse word “verǫld” which is also the origin of the words “värld” in Swedish, and “veröld” in Icelandic.
  185. par [noun] (couple)
  186. cirka [adverb] (approximately)
  187. gennem [preposition] (through)
  188. problem [noun] (problem)
  189. tre [numeral] (three)
  190. kort [adjective] (short)
  191. mulig [adjective] (possible) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse term “mǫguligr” which has also produced the words “möjlig” in Swedish, “mulig” in Norwegian, and “mögulegur” in Icelandic.
  192. mest [adverb] (mostly)
  193. medlem [noun] (member)
  194. klar [adjective] (clear)
  195. stadig [adverb] (constantly) This Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse root “stǫðugr” which is also the origin of the words “stadig” in Norwegian, and “stöðugur” in Icelandic.
  196. høre [verb] (to hear) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “heyra” which has also produced the words “höra” in Swedish, and “høre” in Norwegian.
  197. prøve [verb] (to try)
  198. længe [adverb] (long) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse root “lengi” which is also the ancestor of the words “länge” in Swedish, and “lenge” in Norwegian.
  199. kommentar [noun] (comment)
  200. fortælle [verb] (to tell)
  201. først [adverb] (first)
  202. måned [noun] (month) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “mánaðr” which is also the origin of the words “månad” in Swedish, “måned” in Norwegian, and “mánuður” in Icelandic.
  203. hjælpe [verb] (to help) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “hjalpa” which is also the ancestor of the words “hjälpa” in Swedish, “hjelpe” in Norwegian, and “hjálpa” in Icelandic.
  204. række [noun] (row) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse term “rekja” which is also the origin of the words “räcka” in Swedish, and “rekke” in Norwegian.
  205. mens [conjunction] (while)
  206. bog [noun] (book) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse term “bók” which has also produced the words “bok” in Swedish, and “bok” in Norwegian.
  207. mene [verb] (to think)
  208. produkt [noun] (product)
  209. starte [verb] (to start)
  210. betyde [verb] (to mean)
  211. København [proper noun] (Copenhagen) The 2nd highest ranking proper noun in this Danish vocabulary frequency list is “København” which is the Danish name for “Copenhagen”, the capital of Denmark.
  212. næste [adjective] (next)
  213. time [noun] (hour) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse word “tími” which is also the ancestor of the word “time” in Norwegian.
  214. spørgsmål [noun] (question)
  215. person [noun] (person)
  216. samtidig [adverb] (at the same time)
  217. allerede [adverb] (already)
  218. samle [verb] (collect)
  219. skole [noun] (school)
  220. begynde [verb] (begin)
  221. hjem [adverb] (home) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse term “heim” which is also the origin of the word “hem” in Swedish.
  222. tænke [verb] (to think)
  223. findes [verb] (to exist)
  224. sidde [verb] (to sit) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “sitja” which has also produced the words “sitta” in Swedish, and “sitte” in Norwegian.
  225. grund [noun] (reason)
  226. søge [verb] (to search) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “sǿkja” which has also produced the words “söka” in Swedish, “søke” in Norwegian, and “sækja” in Icelandic.
  227. sag [noun] (thing, affair) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse term “sǫk” which has also produced the words “sak” in Swedish, “sak” in Norwegian, and “sök” in Icelandic.
  228. projekt [noun] (project)
  229. tur [noun] (turn, tour)
  230. form [noun] (form)
  231. forbindelse [noun] (connection)
  232. penge [noun] (money)
  233. burde [verb] (should, ought)
  234. vand [noun] (water)
  235. samarbejde [noun] (cooperation) The Danish noun is formed by adding the prefix “sam” which is the equivalent to the English suffix “co-” to the word “arbejde” which also appears in this list of the most common Danish words.
  236. rundt [adverb] (around)
  237. stille [verb] (to put)
  238. sikre [verb] (ensure)
  239. masse [noun] (mass)
  240. folk [noun] (people)
  241. deltage [verb] (participate)
  242. ofte [adverb] (often) This Danish adverb comes from the Old Norse word “opt” which is also the ancestor of the words “ofta” in Swedish, “ofte” in Norwegian, and “oft” in Icelandic.
  243. hold [noun] (team)
  244. hjemmeside [noun] (homepage)
  245. vinde [verb] (win) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “vinna” which is also the ancestor of the word “vinne” in Norwegian.
  246. aldrig [adverb] (never) This Danish adverb comes from the Old Norse term “aldri” which is also the ancestor of the words “aldrig” in Swedish, and “aldri” in Norwegian.
  247. resultat [noun] (result)
  248. hus [noun] (house) This basic Danish vocabulary word resembles its Dutch counterpart which is “huis”. See this comparison of Danish vs Dutch for more words which are similar.
  249. videre [adverb] (further)
  250. bil [noun] (car)
  251. gælde [verb] (to be valid) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “gjalda” which is also the ancestor of the word “gjelde” in Norwegian.
  252. løb [noun] (running)
  253. ja [interjection] (yes)
  254. faktisk [adjective] (factual)
  255. opgave [noun] (task)
  256. således [adverb] (thus)
  257. mål [noun] (goal)
  258. udvikling [noun] (development) This Danish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-ing” to the verb “udvikle” which also appears in this list of the most common Danish words.
  259. familie [noun] (family)
  260. dejlig [adjective] (lovely)
  261. aften [noun] (evening) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “aptann” which has also produced the words “afton” in Swedish, “aften” in Norwegian, and “aftann” in Icelandic.
  262. fin [adjective] (fine)
  263. kvinde [noun] (a woman)
  264. kende [verb] (know) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “kenna” which has also produced the words “känna” in Swedish, and “kjenne” in Norwegian.
  265. navn [noun] (name) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “nafn” which is also the ancestor of the words “namn” in Swedish, and “navn” in Norwegian.
  266. historie [noun] (history)
  267. udvikle [verb] (to develop)
  268. lide [verb] (suffer)
  269. opleve [verb] (to experience)
  270. betale [verb] (to pay)
  271. blot [adverb] (only) This Danish adverb is derived from the Old Norse term “blót” which is also the origin of the word “blot” in Swedish.
  272. netop [adverb] (just)
  273. hjælp [noun] (help)
  274. næsten [adverb] (almost)
  275. lære [verb] (to learn)
  276. hendes [pronoun] (her)
  277. nemlig [adverb] (namely)
  278. igennem [preposition] (through)
  279. desuden [adverb] (moreover)
  280. farve [noun] (color)
  281. nummer [noun] (number)
  282. glæde [verb] (to delight)
  283. film [noun] (film)
  284. rejse [verb] (to travel, to raise)
  285. modtage [verb] (to receive)
  286. falde [verb] (to fall) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “falla” which is also the ancestor of the words “falla” in Swedish, and “falle” in Norwegian.
  287. handle [verb] (act)
  288. tilbyde [verb] (offer)
  289. aftale [noun] (agreement)
  290. begge [pronoun] (both)
  291. kalde [verb] (to call) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “kalla” which is also the origin of the words “kalla” in Swedish, and “kalle” in Norwegian.
  292. million [noun] (a million)
  293. gruppe [noun] (a group)
  294. fri [adjective] (free)
  295. virke [verb] (to function, to have an effect)
  296. let [adjective] (easy) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “léttr” which is also the origin of the words “lätt” in Swedish, “lett” in Norwegian, and “léttur” in Icelandic.
  297. passe [verb] (to attend to)
  298. svar [noun] (answer)
  299. ramme [verb] (to affect)
  300. ende [verb] (to end) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “endi” which is also the ancestor of the words “ände” in Swedish, “ende” in Norwegian, and “endir” in Icelandic.
  301. mindst [adverb] (least)
  302. behov [noun] (need)
  303. hurtigt [adverb] (quickly)
  304. især [adverb] (especially) This common Danish adverb originates from the Old Norse root “sér” which is also the ancestor of the words “isär” in Swedish, and “især” in Norwegian.
  305. kræve [verb] (to require) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “krefja” which has also produced the words “kräva” in Swedish, and “kreve” in Norwegian.
  306. start [noun] (start)
  307. direkte [adverb] (directly)
  308. spændende [adjective] (exciting)
  309. tak [noun] (thanks)
  310. kunde [noun] (customer)
  311. leve [verb] (to live) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “lifa” which is also the ancestor of the words “leva” in Swedish, and “leve” in Norwegian.
  312. stykke [noun] (piece) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse root “stykki” which has also produced the words “stycke” in Swedish, and “stykke” in Norwegian.
  313. bag [preposition] (behind)
  314. procent [noun] (percent)
  315. sen [adjective] (late)
  316. dermed [adverb] (thus)
  317. selvfølgelig [adverb] (of course)
  318. hvorfor [adverb] (why)
  319. information [noun] (information)
  320. elev [noun] (student)
  321. sælge [verb] (to sell) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “selja” which is also the ancestor of the words “sälja” in Swedish, and “selge” in Norwegian.
  322. kvalitet [noun] (quality)
  323. svær [adjective] (difficult) This common Danish word also exists in the Norwegian language, where it has a different meaning. In Danish this word means “difficult” whereas in Norwegian it means “large”. For more on this, see this comparison of Danish vs Norwegian.
  324. ændre [verb] (to change)
  325. ord [noun] (word)
  326. støtte [verb] (to support)
  327. tidlig [adjective] (early)
  328. tilbud [noun] (an offer, a proposition)
  329. [verb] (to reach)
  330. bestå [verb] (to pass an exam)
  331. selvom [conjunction] (although)
  332. fantastisk [adjective] (fantastic)
  333. heller [adverb] (either) This Danish adverb originates from the Old Norse word “heldr” which is also the origin of the words “heller” in Norwegian, and “heldur” in Icelandic.
  334. tæt [adverb] (closely) This common Danish word is derived from the Old Norse term “þéttr” which is also the ancestor of the words “tät” in Swedish, and “þéttur” in Icelandic.
  335. grad [noun] (degree)
  336. bo [verb] (to live) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “búa” which has also produced the word “bo” in Swedish.
  337. spise [verb] (to eat)
  338. sort [adjective] (black) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “svartr” which is also the origin of the words “svart” in Swedish, and “svartur” in Icelandic.
  339. vare [noun] (a product, a commodity)
  340. mad [noun] (food) This basic Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “matr” which has also produced the words “mat” in Swedish, and “matur” in Icelandic.
  341. uddannelse [noun] (education) This Danish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-else” to the verb “uddanne” which also appears in this list of the most common Danish words.
  342. hånd [noun] (hand) This basic Danish word originates from the Old Norse term “hǫnd” which is also the origin of the words “hand” in Swedish, and “hönd” in Icelandic.
  343. lov [noun] (law) This common Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “lof” which is also the origin of the word “lov” in Norwegian.
  344. marts [noun] (March)
  345. maj [noun] (May)
  346. føle [verb] (to feel)
  347. dyr [noun] (animal) This common Danish word comes from the Old Norse word “dýrr” which is also the origin of the words “dyr” in Swedish, and “dýr” in Icelandic.
  348. oplysning [noun] (information) The Danish suffix “-ing” is used to form nouns from verbs. Here this suffix is added to the verb “oplyse” which is also in this list of common Danish words.
  349. ekstra [adjective] (extra) This Danish word comes from the Latin term “extra”, but the spelling is different because the letter ‘x’ is typically not used in the spelling of Danish vocabulary words.
  350. medarbejder [noun] (employee)
  351. mærke [verb] (to mark) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “merki” which has also produced the word “märke” in Swedish.
  352. senere [adjective] (later)
  353. glad [adjective] (happy)
  354. håbe [verb] (to hope)
  355. lokal [adjective] (local)
  356. eksempel [noun] (example) Just like its English equivalent, this Danish vocabulary word comes from the Latin word “exemplum”. However the spelling differs because the letter ‘x’ is generally not used in the spelling of Danish words.
  357. forsøge [verb] (try)
  358. slå [verb] (to beat)
  359. hinanden [pronoun] (each other)
  360. gratis [adverb] (free)
  361. ven [noun] (friend) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “vinr” which has also produced the words “vän” in Swedish, “venn” in Norwegian, and “vinur” in Icelandic.
  362. forstå [verb] (to understand)
  363. bygge [verb] (to build) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “byggja” which has also produced the words “bygga” in Swedish, and “bygge” in Norwegian.
  364. minut [noun] (minute)
  365. tidligere [adverb] (formerly)
  366. trække [verb] (drag)
  367. ude [adverb] (out)
  368. periode [noun] (period)
  369. artikel [noun] (article)
  370. desværre [adverb] (unfortunately)
  371. fire [numeral] (four)
  372. april [noun] (April)
  373. mangle [verb] (lack)
  374. levere [verb] (to supply)
  375. føre [verb] (to lead) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “fœri” which is also the origin of the words “före” in Swedish, “føre” in Norwegian, and “færi” in Icelandic.
  376. hund [noun] (dog)
  377. forvente [verb] (to expect)
  378. huske [verb] (to remember)
  379. billig [adjective] (cheap) This common Danish word comes from German.
  380. alligevel [adverb] (anyway)
  381. smuk [adjective] (beautiful)
  382. lyde [verb] (to sound) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “hlýða” which has also produced the words “lyda” in Swedish, and “lyde” in Norwegian.
  383. ligesom [conjunction] (like)
  384. sjov [adjective] (fun)
  385. kontakt [noun] (contact)
  386. spil [noun] (a game)
  387. øje [noun] (eye) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse word “auga” which is also the ancestor of the words “öga” in Swedish, and “øye” in Norwegian.
  388. vente [verb] (wait)
  389. krav [noun] (a requirement)
  390. regel [noun] (rule)
  391. antal [noun] (number)
  392. fuld [adjective] (full) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse word “fullr” which is also the origin of the words “full” in Swedish, “full” in Norwegian, and “fullur” in Icelandic.
  393. lys [noun] (light) This common Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “ljós” which is also the ancestor of the words “ljus” in Swedish, and “lys” in Norwegian.
  394. januar [noun] (January)
  395. september [noun] (September)
  396. eneste [adjective] (only)
  397. fald [noun] (decrease)
  398. almindelig [adjective] (ordinary)
  399. åben [adjective] (open)
  400. fylde [verb] (to fill) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “fylla” which is also the origin of the words “fylla” in Swedish, and “fylle” in Norwegian.
  401. aktivitet [noun] (activity)
  402. indenfor [adverb] (inside)
  403. offentlig [adjective] (public)
  404. ene [adjective] (alone)
  405. endelig [adverb] (finally)
  406. indtil [conjunction] (until)
  407. ifølge [preposition] (according to) This Danish preposition also exists in Norwegian, and it is in our list of the 1000 most common Norwegian words.
  408. pige [noun] (girl)
  409. varm [adjective] (warm) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “varmr” which has also produced the words “varm” in Swedish, and “varmur” in Icelandic.
  410. december [noun] (December)
  411. forælder [noun] (parent)
  412. benytte [verb] (to use)
  413. forslag [noun] (proposal) The origin of this Danish vocabulary word is the German word “Vorschlag” which is among the 1000 most common German words. See here for a language comparison of Danish vs German.
  414. forening [noun] (association)
  415. spørge [verb] (to ask) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “spyrja” which is also the ancestor of the words “spörja” in Swedish, and “spørre” in Norwegian.
  416. sikker [adjective] (sure)
  417. system [noun] (system)
  418. lukke [verb] (to close)
  419. fortsætte [verb] (to continue) This Danish word comes from the German word “fortsetzen”.
  420. nødvendig [adjective] (necessary) This Danish word originates from the German term “notwendig” which is among the most common German words.
  421. flytte [verb] (move) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “flytja” which has also produced the words “flytta” in Swedish, and “flytte” in Norwegian.
  422. stærk [adjective] (strong) This common Danish adjective originates from the Old Norse root “sterkr” which is also the origin of the words “stark” in Swedish, “sterk” in Norwegian, and “sterkur” in Icelandic.
  423. krop [noun] (body) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse word “kroppr” which is also the origin of the words “kropp” in Swedish, “kropp” in Norwegian, and “kroppur” in Icelandic.
  424. musik [noun] (music)
  425. lørdag [noun] (Saturday) This common Danish word comes from the Old Norse root “laugardagr” which is also the ancestor of the words “lørdag” in Norwegian, and “laugardagur” in Icelandic.
  426. stige [verb] (to increase) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “stíga” which is also the origin of the words “stiga” in Swedish, and “stige” in Norwegian.
  427. søndag [noun] (Sunday) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “sunnudagr” which is also the ancestor of the words “söndag” in Swedish, “søndag” in Norwegian, and “sunnudagur” in Icelandic.
  428. social [adjective] (social)
  429. politisk [adjective] (political)
  430. væk [adverb] (away)
  431. regering [noun] (government)
  432. hvid [adjective] (white)
  433. svare [verb] (reply)
  434. åbne [verb] (to open) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “opna” which is also the origin of the words “öppna” in Swedish, and “åpne” in Norwegian.
  435. besøge [verb] (to visit)
  436. herunder [adverb] (below)
  437. lav [adjective] (low) This Danish adjective originates from the Old Norse root “lágr” which is also the ancestor of the words “låg” in Swedish, and “lágur” in Icelandic.
  438. økonomisk [adjective] (economic)
  439. hvem [pronoun] (who)
  440. adgang [noun] (access)
  441. morgen [noun] (morning) This common Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “myrginn” which is also the ancestor of the words “morgon” in Swedish, “morgen” in Norwegian, and “morgunn” in Icelandic.
  442. viden [noun] (knowledge)
  443. ligne [verb] (look like)
  444. november [noun] (November)
  445. sikkert [adverb] (certainly)
  446. oktober [noun] (October)
  447. ansætte [verb] (employ)
  448. kigge [verb] (to look)
  449. anbefale [verb] (recommend)
  450. vis [adjective] (certain)
  451. valg [noun] (election)
  452. rød [adjective] (red) This common Danish word comes from the Old Norse word “rauðr” which has also produced the words “röd” in Swedish, “rød” in Norwegian, and “rauður” in Icelandic.
  453. foregå [verb] (to happen, to take place)
  454. formål [noun] (purpose)
  455. vende [verb] (to turn)
  456. kendt [adjective] (known)
  457. salg [noun] (sale)
  458. øge [verb] (to increase) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “auka” which has also produced the word “öka” in Swedish.
  459. februar [noun] (February)
  460. sidst [adjective] (last)
  461. derefter [adverb] (thereafter)
  462. bedst [adjective] (best) This common Danish adjective originates from the Old Norse root “beztr” which is also the ancestor of the words “bäst” in Swedish, and “bestur” in Icelandic.
  463. mor [noun] (mother)
  464. spiller [noun] (player)
  465. rest [noun] (remainder)
  466. international [adjective] (international)
  467. vel [adverb] (well)
  468. lyst [noun] (desire)
  469. hedde [verb] (to be called)
  470. formand [noun] (chairman)
  471. løbe [verb] (to run) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “hlaupa” which is also the ancestor of the words “löpa” in Swedish, and “løpe” in Norwegian.
  472. fungere [verb] (to function)
  473. lejlighed [noun] (apartment)
  474. naturligvis [adverb] (of course)
  475. råd [noun] (advice)
  476. tidspunkt [noun] (time)
  477. trods [preposition] (despite)
  478. fælles [adjective] (common)
  479. grøn [adjective] (green) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse word “grǿnn” which has also produced the words “grön” in Swedish, “grønn” in Norwegian, and “grænn” in Icelandic.
  480. fredag [noun] (Friday) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “frjádagr” which has also produced the words “fredag” in Swedish, and “frjádagur” in Icelandic.
  481. juni [noun] (June)
  482. bestemt [adverb] (certainly)
  483. tanke [noun] (thought)
  484. klub [noun] (a club)
  485. jeres [pronoun] (your)
  486. selskab [noun] (company)
  487. fremtid [noun] (future)
  488. fordel [noun] (advantage)
  489. slags [noun] (a kind of)
  490. kæmpe [verb] (battle)
  491. størrelse [noun] (size)
  492. imod [preposition] (against)
  493. millimeter [noun] (millimeter)
  494. klasse [noun] (class)
  495. død [noun] (death) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse word “dauðr” which is also the origin of the words “död” in Swedish, and “dauður” in Icelandic.
  496. velkommen [interjection] (welcome)
  497. dansker [noun] (Dane)
  498. indhold [noun] (content)
  499. egentlig [adverb] (really)
  500. snart [adverb] (soon)
  501. dække [verb] (cover)
  502. bruger [noun] (a user)
  503. bede [verb] (to ask) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “beita” which is also the ancestor of the word “beite” in Norwegian.
  504. borger [noun] (a citizen)
  505. august [noun] (August)
  506. besøg [noun] (a visit)
  507. marked [noun] (market)
  508. hente [verb] (fetch)
  509. skifte [verb] (to change)
  510. sæson [noun] (season)
  511. interesse [noun] (interest)
  512. dårlig [adjective] (bad)
  513. kilometer [noun] (kilometer)
  514. personlig [adjective] (personal)
  515. koste [noun] (cost)
  516. perfekt [adjective] (perfect)
  517. bane [noun] (track, lane)
  518. slet [adverb] (at all) This Danish adverb comes from the Old Norse word “sléttr” which has also produced the words “slett” in Norwegian, and “sléttur” in Icelandic.
  519. politi [noun] (police)
  520. forskel [noun] (difference)
  521. emne [noun] (subject)
  522. ad [preposition] (by)
  523. aktiv [adjective] (active)
  524. nævne [verb] (to mention) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “nefna” which is also the origin of the words “nämna” in Swedish, and “nevne” in Norwegian.
  525. hurtig [adjective] (quick)
  526. mindre [adverb] (smaller, lesser)
  527. enten [conjunction] (either)
  528. Peter [proper noun]
  529. sød [adjective] (sweet) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “sǿtr” which is also the origin of the words “söt” in Swedish, “søt” in Norwegian, and “sætur” in Icelandic.
  530. elske [verb] (to love) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “elska” which has also produced the words “älska” in Swedish, and “elske” in Norwegian.
  531. arrangement [noun] (arrangement)
  532. samfund [noun] (society)
  533. materiale [noun] (material)
  534. natur [noun] (nature)
  535. inde [adverb] (inside)
  536. nær [adjective] (near)
  537. byde [verb] (bid) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “bjóða” which is also the ancestor of the word “bjuda” in Swedish.
  538. Jensen [proper noun]
  539. kirke [noun] (church) This common Danish noun comes from the Old Norse word “kirkja” which is also the origin of the words “kyrka” in Swedish, and “kirke” in Norwegian.
  540. dele [verb] (share) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “deila” which is also the ancestor of the words “dela” in Swedish, and “dele” in Norwegian.
  541. positiv [adjective] (positive)
  542. job [noun] (job)
  543. sommer [noun] (summer) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “sumar” which is also the ancestor of the words “sommar” in Swedish, and “sommer” in Norwegian.
  544. fem [numeral] (five)
  545. Hansen [proper noun]
  546. venstre [adjective] (left)
  547. bred [adjective] (wide) This common Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse term “breiðr” which is also the origin of the words “bred” in Swedish, and “breiður” in Icelandic.
  548. leder [noun] (manager)
  549. ringe [verb] (to call) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “hringja” which is also the origin of the words “ringa” in Swedish, and “ringe” in Norwegian.
  550. nyde [verb] (enjoy) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “njóta” which is also the origin of the word “njuta” in Swedish.
  551. hverdag [noun] (weekday)
  552. træ [noun] (wood) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “tré” which is also the ancestor of the word “tre” in Norwegian.
  553. ansvar [noun] (liability)
  554. læge [noun] (doctor)
  555. udfordring [noun] (a challenge)
  556. dreng [noun] (boy) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “drengr” which is also the ancestor of the words “dräng” in Swedish, “dreng” in Norwegian, and “drengur” in Icelandic.
  557. bygning [noun] (a building)
  558. kontakte [verb] (to contact)
  559. bank [noun] (bank)
  560. herefter [adverb] (hereafter)
  561. undervisning [noun] (teaching)
  562. skøn [adjective] (beautiful)
  563. tvivl [noun] (doubt)
  564. stand [noun] (position)
  565. hoved [noun] (head) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse term “hǫfuð” which has also produced the words “huvud” in Swedish, and “höfuð” in Icelandic.
  566. Nielsen [proper noun]
  567. stemme [noun] (vote)
  568. tekst [noun] (a text)
  569. lækker [adjective] (delicious)
  570. beslutte [verb] (decide)
  571. fortsat [adverb] (constantly)
  572. voksen [adjective] (adult)
  573. vokse [verb] (to grow) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “vaxa” which is also the origin of the words “växa” in Swedish, and “vokse” in Norwegian.
  574. oplyse [verb] (illuminate)
  575. torsdag [noun] (Thursday)
  576. hård [adjective] (hard) This common Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse word “harðr” which is also the origin of the words “hård” in Swedish, and “harður” in Icelandic.
  577. bolig [noun] (residence)
  578. værdi [noun] (value)
  579. hyggelig [adjective] (cozy)
  580. interessere [verb] (to interest)
  581. sørge [verb] (mourn)
  582. placere [verb] (place)
  583. betydning [noun] (meaning)
  584. færdig [adjective] (finished) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse word “ferðugr” which is also the origin of the words “färdig” in Swedish, and “ferdig” in Norwegian.
  585. ren [adjective] (pure) This Danish adjective originates from the Old Norse root “hreinn” which has also produced the words “ren” in Swedish, and “rein” in Norwegian.
  586. jord [noun] (earth)
  587. oprette [verb] (to create)
  588. hotel [noun] (hotel)
  589. afdeling [noun] (section)
  590. nej [interjection] (no) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse word “nei” which is also the ancestor of the words “nej” in Swedish, and “nei” in Norwegian.
  591. liste [noun] (a list)
  592. weekend [noun] (weekend)
  593. kraft [noun] (force)
  594. bringe [verb] (to bring) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “bringa” which is also the ancestor of the word “bringa” in Swedish.
  595. meter [noun] (a meter)
  596. spare [verb] (to save)
  597. Tue [proper noun]
  598. selve [adjective] (itself)
  599. fejl [noun] (error)
  600. niveau [noun] (level)
  601. køb [noun] (purchase)
  602. lykkes [verb] (to succeed in)
  603. løse [verb] (to solve)
  604. vejr [noun] (weather) This common Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “veðr” which is also the ancestor of the words “väder” in Swedish, “vær” in Norwegian, and “veður” in Icelandic.
  605. hensyn [noun] (consideration)
  606. vurdere [verb] (assess)
  607. undgå [verb] (to avoid)
  608. rette [verb] (to adjust, to rectify) This common Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “rétta” which has also produced the words “rätta” in Swedish, and “rette” in Norwegian.
  609. net [noun] (net)
  610. onsdag [noun] (Wednesday)
  611. tabe [verb] (to lose) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “tapa” which has also produced the word “tappa” in Swedish.
  612. enhver [determiner] (anyone)
  613. øjeblik [noun] (moment)
  614. universitet [noun] (university)
  615. behandle [verb] (treat)
  616. far [noun] (father)
  617. fysisk [adjective] (physical)
  618. producere [verb] (to produce)
  619. amerikansk [adjective] (American)
  620. skade [noun] (damage) This common Danish word is derived from the Old Norse root “skaði” which has also produced the word “skade” in Norwegian.
  621. senest [adjective] (latest)
  622. ændring [noun] (change) In the Danish language, the suffix “-ing” is used to form nouns from verbs. Here it is added to the verb “ændre” which also appears in this list of the most common Danish vocabulary words.
  623. tøj [noun] (clothing) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse root “tygi” which is also the ancestor of the words “tyg” in Swedish, and “tøy” in Norwegian.
  624. træne [verb] (to train)
  625. forklare [verb] (to explain)
  626. klare [verb] (to handle)
  627. beskrive [verb] (to describe)
  628. Århus [proper noun]
  629. idet [conjunction] (since, because)
  630. tysk [adjective] (German)
  631. opmærksom [adjective] (attentive) This Danish word comes from the German word “aufmerksam”.
  632. patient [noun] (patient)
  633. Europa [proper noun] (Europe)
  634. omfatte [verb] (to include)
  635. effektiv [adjective] (efficient)
  636. vin [noun] (wine)
  637. ferie [noun] (holiday)
  638. sygdom [noun] (disease) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse term “sjúkdómr” which has also produced the words “sjukdom” in Swedish, and “sjúkdómur” in Icelandic.
  639. funktion [noun] (function)
  640. pakke [noun] (package)
  641. stof [noun] (fabric)
  642. computer [noun] (computer)
  643. tirsdag [noun] (Tuesday)
  644. sund [adjective] (healthy)
  645. engang [adverb] (once)
  646. mandag [noun] (Monday)
  647. sejr [noun] (victory) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse word “sigr” which has also produced the words “seger” in Swedish, “seier” in Norwegian, and “sigur” in Icelandic.
  648. forbi [adverb] (finished, over)
  649. hjemme [adverb] (at home) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “heima” which has also produced the word “hemma” in Swedish.
  650. idé [noun] (idea)
  651. etablere [verb] (to establish) This Danish word originates from the French word “établir” which is among the most common French words.
  652. lede [verb] (to lead) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “leita” which is also the origin of the word “leta” in Swedish.
  653. konkurrence [noun] (competition)
  654. adresse [noun] (address)
  655. telefon [noun] (telephone)
  656. øvrig [adjective] (other)
  657. rum [noun] (room) This common Danish noun comes from the Old Norse term “rúm” which is also the ancestor of the words “rum” in Swedish, and “rom” in Norwegian.
  658. opdatere [verb] (to update)
  659. nat [noun] (night) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “nátt” which has also produced the words “natt” in Swedish, and “natt” in Norwegian.
  660. Lars [proper noun]
  661. sang [noun] (song) This Danish noun originates from the Old Norse term “sǫngr” which is also the ancestor of the words “sång” in Swedish, “sang” in Norwegian, and “söngur” in Icelandic.
  662. forår [noun] (spring)
  663. tv [noun] (tv)
  664. jul [noun] (Christmas)
  665. halv [adjective] (half)
  666. fisk [noun] (fish)
  667. føde [verb] (to deliver, to bear) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “fǿða” which is also the ancestor of the words “föda” in Swedish, and “fæða” in Icelandic.
  668. Aarhus [proper noun] This is the name of a large city in Denmark.
  669. forbedre [verb] (improve)
  670. godkende [verb] (to approve)
  671. frisk [adjective] (fresh)
  672. vægt [noun] (weight)
  673. eksistere [verb] (to exist)
  674. nem [adjective] (easy)
  675. bestille [verb] (to order)
  676. miste [verb] (to lose)
  677. pludselig [adverb] (suddenly)
  678. undersøge [verb] (examine)
  679. stat [noun] (a state)
  680. dør [noun] (door) This common Danish noun originates from the Old Norse root “dyrr” which is also the ancestor of the words “dörr” in Swedish, “dør” in Norwegian, and “dyr” in Icelandic.
  681. Andersen [proper noun] This is a common Danish last name, and in particular it is the name of the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
  682. gæst [noun] (guest) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse term “gestr” which is also the ancestor of the words “gäst” in Swedish, “gjest” in Norwegian, and “gestur” in Icelandic.
  683. daglig [adjective] (daily)
  684. behøve [verb] (to need)
  685. medie [noun] (medium)
  686. beslutning [noun] (decision) The Danish suffix “-ing” is used to form nouns from verbs. Here it is added to the verb “beslutte” which is also in this list of common Danish vocabulary words.
  687. udtryk [noun] (expression)
  688. succes [noun] (success)
  689. naturlig [adjective] (natural)
  690. stoppe [verb] (to stop)
  691. bord [noun] (a table)
  692. point [noun] (a point)
  693. Odense [proper noun] The reason that “Odense” appears among the most common Danish words is because it is the name of a large city in Denmark.
  694. melde [verb] (report)
  695. ligeledes [adverb] (likewise)
  696. mail [noun] (email)
  697. stilling [noun] (position)
  698. tal [noun] (number)
  699. køkken [noun] (a kitchen)
  700. engelsk [adjective] (English)
  701. hænge [verb] (to hang) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “hanga” which is also the ancestor of the words “hänga” in Swedish, and “henge” in Norwegian.
  702. chance [noun] (chance)
  703. praktisk [adjective] (practical)
  704. regne [verb] (rain) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “rigna” which has also produced the words “regna” in Swedish, and “regne” in Norwegian.
  705. imellem [preposition] (between)
  706. juli [noun] (July)
  707. dens [pronoun] (its)
  708. præsentere [verb] (to present)
  709. Aalborg [proper noun]
  710. søn [noun] (son)
  711. leje [verb] (lease) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “leiga” which is also the ancestor of the words “leja” in Swedish, “leie” in Norwegian, and “leigja” in Icelandic.
  712. typisk [adjective] (typical)
  713. effekt [noun] (effect)
  714. nyhed [noun] (news) The Danish suffix “-hed” is used to form nouns from adjectives. Here this suffix is applied to the adjective “ny” which is also in this list of the most common Danish words.
  715. skyldes [verb] (to be caused by)
  716. sol [noun] (sun)
  717. efterhånden [adverb] (gradually, over time)
  718. virkelighed [noun] (reality)
  719. sikkerhed [noun] (safety) This Danish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-hed” to the adjective “sikker” which is also in this list of the most common Danish vocabulary words.
  720. blød [adjective] (soft) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “blautr” which is also the ancestor of the words “blöt” in Swedish, and “blautur” in Icelandic.
  721. Jens [proper noun]
  722. helst [adverb] (preferably)
  723. snakke [verb] (to talk)
  724. overfor [adverb] (opposite)
  725. uanset [adverb] (whatever)
  726. fest [noun] (party)
  727. forsøg [noun] (an attempt)
  728. Søren [proper noun] This is a common Danish name, and in particular it is the name of the famous Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
  729. smag [noun] (taste)
  730. udgave [noun] (an edition)
  731. økonomi [noun] (economy)
  732. væsentlig [adjective] (essential)
  733. såkaldt [adjective] (so-called)
  734. populær [adjective] (popular)
  735. vild [adjective] (wild) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “villr” which is also the origin of the words “vill” in Norwegian, and “villur” in Icelandic.
  736. optage [verb] (record)
  737. inspirere [verb] (to inspire)
  738. drive [verb] (drive)
  739. grænse [noun] (border)
  740. sprog [noun] (language)
  741. bund [noun] (bottom) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse root “botn” which has also produced the word “botten” in Swedish.
  742. lærer [noun] (teacher)
  743. Per [proper noun]
  744. tilføje [verb] (to add)
  745. slutte [verb] (to end)
  746. opstå [verb] (to arise)
  747. anderledes [adjective] (different)
  748. dreje [verb] (to turn)
  749. luft [noun] (air)
  750. kold [adjective] (cold) This Danish adjective originates from the Old Norse term “kaldr” which is also the ancestor of the words “kall” in Swedish, and “kaldur” in Icelandic.
  751. gengæld [noun] (return)
  752. fed [adjective] (fat) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse root “feitr” which has also produced the words “fet” in Swedish, and “feitur” in Icelandic.
  753. forfatter [noun] (author)
  754. hverken [adverb] (neither) This Danish adverb comes from the Old Norse term “hvárki” which is also the ancestor of the words “varken” in Swedish, and “hvorki” in Icelandic.
  755. ben [noun] (leg) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse term “beinn” which is also the origin of the word “bena” in Swedish.
  756. love [verb] (to promise) This is what language learners call a “false friend” although this word is spelled just like an English word, its meaning is different. The Danish word which corresponds to the English verb “to love” is “elske” and it is also in this list of common Danish words.
  757. årsag [noun] (cause)
  758. studerende [noun] (student)
  759. beskrivelse [noun] (description) The Danish noun is formed by adding the suffix “-else” to the verb “beskrive” which also appears in this list of the most common Danish words.
  760. link [noun] (link)
  761. klassisk [adjective] (classical)
  762. blad [noun] (leaf) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse root “blað” which is also the ancestor of the word “blad” in Swedish.
  763. risiko [noun] (a risk)
  764. ejendom [noun] (property)
  765. højre [noun] (right)
  766. restaurant [noun] (restaurant)
  767. produktion [noun] (production)
  768. Thomas [proper noun]
  769. interessant [adjective] (interesting)
  770. blog [noun] (blog)
  771. dels [adverb] (partly)
  772. miljø [noun] (environment)
  773. Henrik [proper noun]
  774. butik [noun] (store)
  775. presse [verb] (to press)
  776. glemme [verb] (to forget) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “gleyma” which has also produced the word “glömma” in Swedish.
  777. anmeldelse [noun] (a review)
  778. præcis [adverb] (precisely)
  779. sammenhæng [noun] (context) This Danish word comes from the German word “Zusammenhang”.
  780. the [noun] (tea)
  781. strand [noun] (beach)
  782. generelt [adverb] (generally)
  783. tegne [verb] (draw)
  784. skov [noun] (forest) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse root “skógr” which is also the origin of the words “skog” in Swedish, and “skógur” in Icelandic.
  785. omgang [noun] (round)
  786. blande [verb] (to mix) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “blanda” which has also produced the words “blanda” in Swedish, and “blande” in Norwegian.
  787. slippe [verb] (to let go)
  788. bedre [adjective] (better) This common Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse term “betri” which is also the ancestor of the words “bättre” in Swedish, and “bedre” in Norwegian.
  789. Christian [proper noun]
  790. havn [noun] (a port, a harbour) This common Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse term “hǫfn” which is also the origin of the words “hamn” in Swedish, and “höfn” in Icelandic.
  791. imidlertid [adverb] (however)
  792. hvornår [adverb] (when)
  793. blå [adjective] (blue)
  794. højt [adverb] (loudly, aloud)
  795. udsigt [noun] (view)
  796. krig [noun] (war)
  797. efterår [noun] (autumn)
  798. hest [noun] (horse) This common Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse word “hestr” which is also the ancestor of the words “häst” in Swedish, “hest” in Norwegian, and “hestur” in Icelandic.
  799. styre [verb] (rule) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “stýri” which is also the origin of the word “styre” in Swedish.
  800. udgøre [verb] (constitute)
  801. endda [adverb] (even)
  802. tillade [verb] (to allow)
  803. hår [noun] (hair)
  804. evne [noun] (ability) This common Danish word comes from the Old Norse term “efni” which has also produced the word “ämne” in Swedish.
  805. bryde [verb] (to break) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse term “brjóta” which is also the ancestor of the words “bryta” in Swedish, and “bryte” in Norwegian.
  806. konkret [adjective] (concrete)
  807. politiker [noun] (politician)
  808. vejledning [noun] (guidance)
  809. vurdering [noun] (assessment)
  810. Hans [proper noun]
  811. alder [noun] (age) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse word “aldr” which has also produced the words “ålder” in Swedish, “alder” in Norwegian, and “aldur” in Icelandic.
  812. fremgå [verb] (to appear)
  813. punkt [noun] (point)
  814. afslutte [verb] (finish)
  815. Michael [proper noun]
  816. forkert [adjective] (wrong)
  817. eje [verb] (own) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “eiga” which is also the ancestor of the words “äga” in Swedish, and “eie” in Norwegian.
  818. overveje [verb] (to consider)
  819. data [noun] (data)
  820. Tyskland [proper noun] (Germany)
  821. gemme [verb] (to hide)
  822. Pedersen [proper noun]
  823. fange [verb] (to capture)
  824. stil [noun] (style)
  825. bibliotek [noun] (library)
  826. praksis [noun] (practice)
  827. Anders [proper noun]
  828. direktør [noun] (a director)
  829. kategori [noun] (category)
  830. kultur [noun] (culture)
  831. institution [noun] (institution)
  832. milliard [noun] (a billion)
  833. afgørende [adjective] (decisive)
  834. avis [noun] (newspaper)
  835. rapport [noun] (a report)
  836. detalje [noun] (a detail)
  837. Niels [proper noun]
  838. opdage [verb] (to discover)
  839. påvirke [verb] (to affect)
  840. simpelthen [adverb] (simply)
  841. europæisk [adjective] (European)
  842. bold [noun] (ball)
  843. aktuel [adjective] (current)
  844. forlade [verb] (to leave)
  845. invitere [verb] (to invite)
  846. derimod [adverb] (however)
  847. foto [noun] (photo)
  848. vækst [noun] (growth) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse root “vǫxtr” which is also the ancestor of the words “växt” in Swedish, and “vöxtur” in Icelandic.
  849. Morten [proper noun]
  850. kaffe [noun] (coffee)
  851. retning [noun] (direction)
  852. beløb [noun] (an amount of money)
  853. værelse [noun] (room)
  854. smage [verb] (to taste)
  855. frivillig [adjective] (voluntary)
  856. debat [noun] (debate)
  857. standard [noun] (standard)
  858. seks [numeral] (six)
  859. kærlighed [noun] (love) This common Danish word is derived from the Old Norse root “kærleikr” which is also the origin of the words “kärlek” in Swedish, and “kærleiki” in Icelandic.
  860. grundlag [noun] (basis)
  861. måle [verb] (measure)
  862. ens [adjective] (alike)
  863. tilfreds [adjective] (satisfied)
  864. skære [verb] (to cut) This Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “skera” which has also produced the words “skära” in Swedish, and “skjære” in Norwegian.
  865. Sverige [proper noun] (Sweden)
  866. video [noun] (video)
  867. eksempelvis [adverb] (for example)
  868. fod [noun] (foot) This common Danish noun comes from the Old Norse root “fótr” which has also produced the words “fot” in Swedish, “fot” in Norwegian, and “fótur” in Icelandic.
  869. hud [noun] (skin) This Danish word originates from the Old Norse word “húð” which has also produced the word “hud” in Swedish.
  870. hjerte [noun] (heart) This Danish word is derived from the Old Norse root “hjarta” which is also the origin of the word “hjerte” in Norwegian.
  871. Roskilde [proper noun]
  872. fransk [adjective] (French)
  873. politik [noun] (politics)
  874. anvendelse [noun] (application)
  875. forventning [noun] (expectation) The Danish suffix “-ing” is used to form nouns from verbs. Here it is added to the verb “forvente” which is also in this list of common Danish words.
  876. mængde [noun] (quantity)
  877. lege [verb] (to play) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse root “leika” which is also the ancestor of the word “leka” in Swedish.
  878. yde [verb] (to provide)
  879. minde [verb] (to remind) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “minni” which is also the origin of the words “minne” in Swedish, and “minne” in Norwegian.
  880. værk [noun] (work) This common Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse term “verkr” which is also the ancestor of the words “värk” in Swedish, and “verkur” in Icelandic.
  881. alternativ [noun] (alternative)
  882. utrolig [adverb] (incredible, unbelievable)
  883. felt [noun] (field)
  884. brev [noun] (letter)
  885. kaste [verb] (to throw) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “kasta” which is also the ancestor of the words “kasta” in Swedish, and “kaste” in Norwegian.
  886. runde [noun] (a round)
  887. bære [verb] (to carry) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse term “bera” which has also produced the words “bära” in Swedish, and “bære” in Norwegian.
  888. central [adjective] (central)
  889. titel [noun] (a title)
  890. dygtig [adjective] (skilled)
  891. lyd [noun] (sound) This common Danish noun originates from the Old Norse word “hljóð” which is also the origin of the words “ljud” in Swedish, and “lyd” in Norwegian.
  892. sove [verb] (sleep) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse root “sofa” which is also the origin of the words “sova” in Swedish, and “sove” in Norwegian.
  893. traditionel [adjective] (traditional)
  894. umiddelbart [adverb] (immediately)
  895. forsvinde [verb] (to disappear)
  896. koncert [noun] (concert)
  897. befolkning [noun] (population)
  898. betaling [noun] (a payment)
  899. arrangere [verb] (arrange)
  900. røre [verb] (to touch) This common Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “hrǿra” which is also the ancestor of the words “röra” in Swedish, and “hræra” in Icelandic.
  901. tjene [verb] (to serve) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse word “þjóna” which is also the ancestor of the words “tjäna” in Swedish, and “tjene” in Norwegian.
  902. gram [noun] (gram) This common Danish word originates from the Old Norse term “gramr” which is also the origin of the words “gramse” in Swedish, “gram” in Norwegian, and “gramur” in Icelandic.
  903. holdning [noun] (posture)
  904. knap [adverb] (scarce)
  905. værd [adjective] (worth)
  906. eftermiddag [noun] (afternoon)
  907. smide [verb] (to throw)
  908. Larsen [proper noun]
  909. turde [verb] (to dare)
  910. vinter [noun] (winter)
  911. maskine [noun] (machine)
  912. score [verb] (to score)
  913. myndighed [noun] (authority)
  914. kurs [noun] (course)
  915. tredje [numeral] (third)
  916. kunst [noun] (art)
  917. udtale [verb] (to pronounce)
  918. udenfor [adverb] (outside)
  919. Gud [proper noun] (God)
  920. hav [noun] (sea)
  921. følelse [noun] (feeling)
  922. svensk [adjective] (Swedish)
  923. drikke [verb] (drink) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “drekka” which has also produced the words “dricka” in Swedish, and “drikke” in Norwegian.
  924. slem [adjective] (bad)
  925. skyde [verb] (to shoot) This common Danish verb is derived from the Old Norse term “skjóta” which has also produced the words “skjuta” in Swedish, and “skyte” in Norwegian.
  926. skærm [noun] (screen)
  927. vindue [noun] (window) This common Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “vindauga” which is also the ancestor of the words “vindöga” in Swedish, and “vindu” in Norwegian.
  928. Rasmussen [proper noun]
  929. frugt [noun] (fruit)
  930. sæt [noun] (set)
  931. automatisk [adverb] (automatically)
  932. middel [noun] (means)
  933. smule [noun] (a little bit)
  934. glas [noun] (glass)
  935. udstyr [noun] (equipment)
  936. smart [adjective] (smart)
  937. enhed [noun] (unit)
  938. udgift [noun] (expense)
  939. bestemme [verb] (to determine)
  940. overraske [verb] (to surprise)
  941. vidt [adverb] (widely)
  942. [verb] (die) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse word “deyja” which is also the origin of the words “” in Swedish, and “” in Norwegian.
  943. syg [adjective] (ill) This Danish adjective comes from the Old Norse root “sjúkr” which is also the origin of the words “sjuk” in Swedish, and “sjúkur” in Icelandic.
  944. bevare [verb] (preserve)
  945. brænde [verb] (to burn) This Danish verb originates from the Old Norse root “brenna” which is also the ancestor of the word “brinna” in Swedish.
  946. begyndelse [noun] (beginning)
  947. skyld [noun] (guilt) This Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “skuld” which has also produced the word “skuld” in Swedish.
  948. datter [noun] (daughter) This common Danish noun is derived from the Old Norse root “dóttir” which is also the ancestor of the words “dotter” in Swedish, and “datter” in Norwegian.
  949. forskning [noun] (research)
  950. aktieselskab [noun] (stock-based company)
  951. acceptere [verb] (to accept)
  952. art [noun] (nature)
  953. samtale [noun] (conversation)
  954. olie [noun] (oil)
  955. uddanne [verb] (educate)
  956. slutning [noun] (conclusion)
  957. Jan [proper noun]
  958. unik [adjective] (unique)
  959. element [noun] (element)
  960. kombinere [verb] (combine)
  961. Sørensen [proper noun] This common Danish surname was originally a patronymic, and it is formed by adding the suffix “-sen” to the name Søren, which is also in this list of common Danish words.
  962. udsætte [verb] (to postpone)
  963. kæreste [noun] (boyfriend, girlfriend)
  964. angreb [noun] (attack)
  965. besked [noun] (message)
  966. gave [noun] (gift)
  967. konsekvens [noun] (consequence)
  968. ejer [noun] (owner)
  969. udnytte [verb] (exploit)
  970. rent [adverb] (purely)
  971. Ole [proper noun]
  972. bevæge [verb] (to move)
  973. lager [noun] (warehouse)
  974. bevægelse [noun] (movement)
  975. gade [noun] (street)
  976. ledig [adjective] (unoccupied)
  977. fag [noun] (a subject)
  978. fællesskab [noun] (a community)
  979. Martin [proper noun]
  980. post [noun] (post)
  981. straks [adverb] (immediately)
  982. Erik [proper noun]
  983. historisk [adjective] (historical)
  984. Christensen [proper noun]
  985. henholdsvis [adverb] (respectively)
  986. overhovedet [adverb] (at all)
  987. løfte [verb] (lift) This Danish verb comes from the Old Norse word “lypta” which is also the origin of the words “lyfta” in Swedish, “løfte” in Norwegian, and “lyfta” in Icelandic.
  988. udland [noun] (abroad)
  989. nede [adverb] (down)
  990. foreslå [verb] (suggest)
  991. Jørgen [proper noun]
  992. museum [noun] (museum)
  993. tung [adjective] (heavy) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse word “þungr” which is also the origin of the words “tung” in Swedish, and “þungur” in Icelandic.
  994. derved [adverb] (thus, thereby)
  995. vedrøre [verb] (to concern)
  996. beskytte [verb] (protect)
  997. opfordre [verb] (encourage)
  998. økologisk [adjective] (organic)
  999. fint [adverb] (finely)
  1000. hygge [verb] (to have a nice time)
  1001. pause [noun] (pause)
  1002. seng [noun] (bed) This common Danish word comes from the Old Norse term “sæng” which has also produced the words “säng” in Swedish, and “seng” in Norwegian.
  1003. henvende [verb] (address)
  1004. øl [noun] (beer) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse word “ǫl” which is also the ancestor of the words “öl” in Swedish, “øl” in Norwegian, and “öl” in Icelandic.
  1005. karakter [noun] (character)
  1006. træt [adjective] (tired)
  1007. afstand [noun] (distance)
  1008. heldig [adjective] (lucky)
  1009. henvise [verb] (to refer)
  1010. ansøgning [noun] (a request, an application)
  1011. magt [noun] (power)
  1012. mørk [adjective] (dark) This Danish adjective is derived from the Old Norse term “myrkr” which is also the ancestor of the words “mörk” in Swedish, “mørk” in Norwegian, and “myrkur” in Icelandic.
  1013. diverse [adjective] (miscellaneous)
  1014. ryg [noun] (back) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse root “hryggr” which has also produced the words “rygg” in Swedish, and “hryggur” in Icelandic.
  1015. and [noun] (duck)
  1016. kommunikation [noun] (communication)
  1017. fx [adverb] (for example, e.g.)
  1018. Anne [proper noun]
  1019. spor [noun] (track)
  1020. ro [noun] (calmness, rest) This Danish word comes from the Old Norse word “róa” which has also produced the word “ro” in Swedish.
  1021. dukke [verb] (doll, puppet)
  1022. oprindelig [adjective] (original)
  1023. [noun] (lake) This Danish noun comes from the Old Norse word “sær” which is also the ancestor of the words “sjö” in Swedish, and “sjø” in Norwegian.
  1024. drift [noun] (operation)