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Body Parts And Clothes In Danish

Body Parts And Clothes In Danish

It’s always prudent to learn the vocabulary that’s most useful and relevant to you when starting a new language. You’ll encounter lots of new words on your journey, and there’s only so much space in your brain for storing information! That’s why prioritizing essential words and phrases – things you’ll come across daily – makes the most sense.

When learning Danish, then, the body (kroppen) and the clothes (tøj) that you wear on it are two areas of vocabulary that fall under the category of “must-know.”

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You might not realize it, but you use these words all the time in your native language – whether you’re getting dressed in the morning, pointing out an injury, or clothes shopping. Learning them early on in your Danish journey will help you to feel more confident and comfortable in day-to-day conversations.

In this article, we’ll introduce some of the most common words related to the human body and clothing in Danish. Everything’s been separated into categories for easy reference, so you can quickly find the words you need. We’ve also included the articles (“en” and “et”) for each word, as it’s important to learn these with the nouns.

Head in Danish

Head in Danish

In this section, we’ll take a deep dive into the words for various parts of the head and facial features in Danish. That’s as good a place to start as any!

English Danish
Head et Hoved
Face et Ansigt
Hair Hår
Ear et Øre
Nose en Næse
Eyes Øjne
Forehead en Pande
Mouth en Mund
Chin en Hage
Jaw en Kæbe
Teeth Tænder
Lips Læber
Eyebrow et Øjenbryn
Eyelashes Øjenvipper
Tongue en Tunge
Cheek en Kind

Upper body in Danish

Upper body in Danish

Next up, we’ll take a look at the upper body, which includes the neck, chest, and everything in between.

English Danish
Neck en Hals
Chest et Bryst
Arm en Arm
Back en Ryg
Hand en Hånd
Fingers Fingre
Shoulder en Skulder
Stomach En Mave
Throat et Svælg
Fingernail en Fingernegl
Elbow en Albue
Wrist et Håndled

Lower body in Danish

Lower body in Danish

This section will focus on the body parts found in the lower half of the human body.

English Danish
Leg et Ben
Knee et Knæ
Ankle en Ankel
Foot en Fod
Toes Tæer
Thigh et Lår
Heel en Hæl

Inner body and organs in Danish

Internal organs in Danish

And let’s not forget the parts of the body that we can’t see but are essential nonetheless – the internal organs! You’ll definitely want to know these words in case you ever have to visit a doctor in Denmark.

English Danish
(the) Skin Hud(en)
Kidney en Nyre
Liver en Lever
Heart et Hjerte
Brain en Hjerne
Lung en Lunge
(the) Blood Blod(et)
Bones Knogler
Muscle en Muskel

Clothes in Danish

Clothes in Danish

Lastly, we’ll cover some of the common articles of clothing in Danish, including jewelry and accessories.

English Danish
Hat en Hat
Gloves Handsker
Shirt en Skjorte
Dress en Kjole
Skirt en Nederdel
Sweater/Jumper en Trøje
Trousers/Pants Bukser
Underwear et Undertøj
Shorts Korte bukser
Shoes Sko
Boots Støvler
Socks Strømper
Scarf en Halstørklæde
Tie et Slips
Earrings Øreringe
Coat en Frakke
Jacket en Jakke
Ring en Ring
Necklace en Halskæde
Bracelet et Armbånd
Watch et Ur
Glasses Briller
Handbag/purse en Håndtaske

There you have it – a comprehensive guide to the human body and clothes in Danish! Learning these words will give you a solid foundation on which to build your Danish vocabulary. Danish is a relatively easy language to build sentences in, so you’ll easily be able to incorporate these new words into your conversations.

The good thing about many of the words you’ve encountered here is that they resemble their English counterparts, as you probably noticed. This means that it won’t be too difficult to remember them going forward.

You’ll still need to practice, however. Digital or physical flashcards are a great way to do this; you can make some yourself using flashcard apps or dry erase cards.

Wanna learn some more Danish vocabulary? Check out our post Numbers and Counting in Danish, or head over to our Danish Proverbs and Quotes post to see our pick of the best Danish proverbs, with audio and English translations.