Danish/Lesson 3

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In this section we attempt to teach you numbers and colors in Danish.

Tal ~ Numbers[edit]

The Danish number system can be confusing. Instead of saying twenty-one, in Danish the equivalent is literally one-and-twenty. This rule goes all the way up to the nineties. It can seem illogical at times, especially when reciting phone numbers. The hundreds, thousands, millions and so on are put in the same order as in English. If you want to say four thousand two hundred twenty-four it's fire tusinde to hundrede og fireogtyve which literally is four thousands two hundreds fourandtwenty. Notice that there aren't any spaces in numbers below 100 when written in words in Danish, but numbers higher than 100 are split up in several words. Also notice that thousands are mentioned in plural because there's more than one (fire tusinde-).

1 = en/et 11 = elleve 21 = enogtyve
2 = to 12 = tolv 30 = tredive
3 = tre 13 = tretten 40 = fyrre
4 = fire 14 = fjorten 50 = halvtreds
5 = fem 15 = femten 60 = tres
6 = seks 16 = seksten 70 = halvfjerds
7 = syv 17 = sytten 80 = firs
8 = otte 18 = atten 90 = halvfems
9 = ni 19 = nitten 100 = hundred(e)
10 = ti 20 = tyve 1000 = et tusind

Farver ~ Colours[edit]

  • Red - Rød
  • Blue - Blå
  • Yellow - Gul
  • Green - Grøn
  • Purple - Lilla
  • Orange - Orange
  • Brown - Brun
  • Black - Sort
  • White - Hvid
  • Grey - Grå

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