How To Count To 100 In Danish

Mastering numbers is an important early step in learning a new language. Here’s a guide to counting in Danish, from nul to hundrede.
January 10, 2019
How To Count To 100 In Danish

Not knowing how to talk about numbers can create significant challenges when you’re trying out a new language. It makes it harder to order food, shop for clothes, find your way around, make plans and more. That’s why it’s crucial to learn numbers early on in your language studies. Counting in Danish is a bit more challenging than in other languages, so we’ve prepared a quick guide to help you memorize and pronounce Danish numbers. Happy counting!

Counting From Zero To Twenty In Danish

Starting with the basics, here’s how to count from zero to twenty. Press the play button to hear how the numbers are pronounced.

Zero — nul

One — en (common), et (neuter)

Two — to

Three — tre

Four — fire

Five — fem

Six — seks

Seven — syv

Eight — otte

Nine — ni

Ten — ti

Eleven — elleve

Twelve — tolv

Thirteen — tretten

Fourteen — fjorten

Fifteen — femten

Sixteen — seksten

Seventeen — sytten

Eighteen — atten

Nineteen — nitten

Twenty — tyve

The Rest Of The Tens

Counting in Danish can be a bit tricky, and here’s where things start to get a little unusual. You’ll basically just need to memorize the tens, and then in the next section, we’ll fill in the numbers in between.

Thirty — tredive

Forty — fyrre

Fifty — halvtreds

Sixty — tres

Seventy — halvfjerds

Eighty — firs

Ninety — halvfems

One Hundred — hundrede

Putting It All Together

Now that you have all the building blocks, let’s make some numbers! All you have to do is take the ones and add them to the tens, with the word og (“and”)  in between. And make it all one word. For example, 22 is toogtyve, or to (“two”) + og (“and”) + tyve (“20”). This literally translates to “two and twenty.” If you want to write 54, it’s fireoghalvtreds (lit. “four and fifty”), or fire (“four”) + og (“and”) + halvtreds (“fifty”). Make sense?

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Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.

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