Danish Alphabet

Danish Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Danish Alphabet which is also called Dansk, check our courses about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Danish grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Danish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Danish Alphabet

Learning the Danish alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Danish language.

Below is a table showing the Danish alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Danish AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
A (a)alike a in man
Å (å)olike o in old
Æ (æ)alike a in ache
B (be)blike b in bid
C (se)klike k in kids
D (de)dlike d in dog
E (e)elike e in open
F (æf)flike f in food
G (ge)glike g in good
H (hå)hlike h in house
I (i)elike e in seek
J (jåd)ylike y in yet yellow
K (kå)klike k in keen
L (æl)llike l in lime
M (æm)mlike m in men
N (æn)nlike n in notice
Ø (ø)irlike ir in weird
O (o)olike o in old
P (pe)plike p in pen
S (æs)slike s in son
T (te)tlike t in tip
U (u)olike o in booth
V (ve)vlike v in vote
W (dobbelt-ve)vlike v in world
X (æks)xlike x in tax
Y (y)ewlike ew in few
Z (sæt)slike s in sun

Danish Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Danish Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Danish, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Dansk alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Danish lessons here: Learn Danish. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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