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Danish Language

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Danish Countries

Countries
Denmark, European Union, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Nordic Council

Total No. Of Countries
5
10

National Language
Denmark, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greenland

Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries

Speaking Continents
Europe, North America, South America

Minority Language
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, United States of America

Regulated By
Dansk Sprognævn (Danish Language Committee)

Interesting Facts
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are mutually intelligible, that means if u learn Danish is almost like learning three languages in one.
  • There are 9 vowels in Danish language, which can be pronounced in 16 different ways.

Similar To
Norwegian and Swedish

Derived From
Old Norse Language

Danish Alphabets

Alphabets in Danish
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Alphabets
29
11
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Danish Phonology

How Many Vowels
20

How Many Consonants
20

Danish Scripts
Latin
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Danish Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
3
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Time Taken to Learn
24 weeks
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Danish Greetings

Hello
Hallo

Thank You
Mange tak

How Are You?
Hvordan har du det?

Good Night
God nat

Good Evening
God aften

Good Afternoon
God eftermiddag

Good Morning
God morgen

Please
Please

Sorry
Undskyld!

Bye
Farvel

I Love You
Jeg elsker dig

Excuse Me
Undskyld mig

Danish Dialects

Dialect 1
Scanian

Where They Speak
Sweden

How Many People Speak
80,000.00

Dialect 2
Jutlandic

Where They Speak
Denmark

How Many People Speak
Not Available

Dialect 3
Bornholmsk

Where They Speak
Island of Bornholm

How Many People Speak
Not Available

Total No. Of Dialects
4
5
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How Many People Speak Danish?

How Many People Speak?
5.50 million
70

Speaking Population
Not Available
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Native Speakers
5.50 million
63
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Second Language Speakers
Not Available

Native Name
dansk

Alternative Names
Dansk, Rigsdansk

French Name
danois

German Name
Dänisch

Pronunciation
[d̥ænˀsɡ̊]

Ethnicity
Danish people or Danes

Danish History

Origin
c. 1100 AD

Language Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Not Available

Branch
Not Available

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old Danish, Early Modern Danish

Standard Forms
Rigsdansk

Language Position
Not Available

Signed Forms
Signed Danish

Scope
Individual

Danish Code

ISO 639 1
da

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
dan

ISO 639 2/B
dan

ISO 639 3
dan

ISO 639 6
Not Available

Glottocode
dani1284

Linguasphere
5 2-AAA-bf & -ca to -cj

Types of Language

Language Type
Living

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object

Language Morphological Typology
Fusional

Origin of Danish language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Danish language is one of the Easiest Languages to Learn. The origin of Danish language states that it was put to use in c. 1100 AD. The history of Danish language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Danish Language History. The evolution of Danish language began with early forms such as Old Danish, Early Modern Danish. Rigsdansk is the standard form of Danish language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Danish Language.

Danish population

Danish population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Danish language. Danish language is spoken by 5.50 million people in the world. Most of the Danish population lies in the Danish Speaking Countries. Danish language is spoken as first language by 5.50 million people and no total count of people speaking Danish as second language. Get to know Danish speaking population in detail.

Danish writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Danish writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Danish language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by Danish language. Learn more about . 

Information about Danish language

Check out all the information about Danish language here. You may find it interesting to learn Danish Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Danish Speaking Countries, Danish speaking continents and Danish Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Danish countries knowing common Danish Greetings will help you in communicating with Danish people.