Danish Lesson 13 (Present Tense & Survival)

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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, Contact us from the page 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 you Jeg ser dig
I write with a pen Jeg skriver med en pen
You love apples Du elsker æbler
You give money Du giver penge
You play tennis Du spiller tennis
He reads a book Han læser en bog
He understands me Han forstår mig
She has a cat Hun har en kat
She knows my friend Hun kender min ven
We want to learn Vi vil gerne lære
We think Spanish is easy Vi synes spansk er nemt
You (plural) work here I arbejder her
You (plural) speak French I taler fransk
They drive a car De kører en bil
They smile De 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

Accident ulykke
Allergy Allergi
Ambulance ambulance
Asthma Astma
Danger fare
Doctor læge
Headache hovedpine
Heart attack Hjertelammelse
Help me hjælp mig
Hospital sygehus
Medicines medicin
Pharmacy apotek
Poison gift
Police politi
Stomach ache ondt i maven
Stroke Hjerneblødning


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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!
Fire! Ildebrand
I feel sick Jeg har det ikke godt
It hurts here Det gør ondt her
It’s urgent! Det haster!
Stop! Hold op! Stands!
Thief! Tyv!
Where is the closest pharmacy? hvor er det nærmeste apotek?
You look beautiful! (to a woman) Du ssr smuk ud
You have a beautiful name Du har et smukt navn
This is my wife Dette er min kone (hustru)
This is my husband Dette 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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