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Danish (dansk, pronounced [danˀsɡ̊] ([1] listen); dansk sprog, [ˈdanˀsɡ̊ ˈsb̥ʁɔʊ̯ˀ]) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50,000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds minority language status.[2] Danish is a mandatory subject in school in the Danish crown territories of the Faroe Islands (where it is also an official language after Faroese) and Greenland (where, however, the only official language since 2009 is Kalaallisut), as well as the former crown holding of Iceland. There are also Danish language communities in Argentina, the United States and Canada. Danish is mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Swedish (see "Classification").

Resources Edit

Rosetta StoneEdit

  • not available


  • 1 level with 10 total lessons.
  • Scarce material is scarce.


  • 12 levels


  • Beginners' lesson


  • Requires free account

Mango LanguagesEdit

  • Full course
  • Access through library/university

Duolingo Edit

  • Full course
  • 100% free

Books and .PDF filesEdit




  • DR
  • Radio24syv

Movies and TV Edit

Streaming websites

Subtitle websites


TV shows

  • Matador (a melodrama about a small town in the years 1929-1947, considered a classic and is THE required viewing for anyone wanting to understand danish mentality and culture)
  • Borgen
  • Broen (The Bridge)
  • Rejseholdet (Unit 1)
  • Forbrydelsen


  • Under Byen
  • Ukendt Kunstner
  • Mew
  • Ulige Numre
  • Mellemblond
  • Volbeat
  • Magtens korridorer
  • Kim Larsen
  • Gasolin
  • Povl Dissing


  • Dialects:
  • Nordjysk (Northern Jutland)
  • Aarhusiansk/Østjysk (Areas around Aarhus and in middleeast jutland)
  • Vestjysk (Westcoast)
  •  Sønderjysk (Southern Jutland)
  • Fynsk (Fyn island)
  • Sjællandsk (Sjælland island)
  • Københavnsk (Copenhagen)


  • Uz-translations (a very useful website that you should definitely check out)
Germanic Languages
West Afrikaans Dutch English German Old English

North Danish Faroese Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

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