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How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Danish & Common Responses

In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Danish. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from Denmark or if you’re travelling there. 

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Denmark but also in Greenland and a region in northern Germany called Southern Schleswig. 

There are approximately 6 million native speakers of Danish.

How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Danish

There are a few different ways to ask ‘how are you?’. Here are the most common:

How are you?Hvordan har du det?Vorden har du de
How’s it going?Hvordan går det?Vorden gore de
What’s up?Hvad så?Vel so

These are all common everyday phrases you will hear in Denmark.

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How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Danish

There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question. I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.

Thank youTakTagh
I’m fineJeg har det fintYai har de fint
I’m goodJeg har det godtYai har de got
It’s going goodDet går godtDe gaw got
I’m not goodJeg har det ikke godtYai har de ik got
I’m greatJeg har det rigtig godtYai har de rikhtikh got
I’m not feeling wellJeg har det dårligtYai har de doorlit
I’m tired/I’m sleepyJeg er søvnigYai er ser-ni
I’m not badJeg har det ikke værstYai har de ik verst

It’s also useful to know how to say ‘and you?’ or ‘what about you?’ to find out how someone else is if they ask you.

And you?Og dig?Og die
How about you?Hvad med dig?Vel mel die

Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of some of these phrases:

This video is also super useful and covers the pronunciation of some key phrases:

Example Conversation:

Person 1: Hvordan har du det? (How are you?)

Person 2: Jeg har det godt, tak. Hvad med dig? (I’m good, thanks. How about you?)

Person 1: Jeg har det fint (I’m fine)

Thanks for reading this post. 

You should now know how to say ‘how are you?’ in Danish and you should also be able to respond if you’re asked! 

You can’t go wrong with these simple phrases. 

If you found this post useful, you may also want to learn how to say I love you in Danish.