Feel pretty comfortable saying hej to the people you around you? That’s an incredibly important first step. But sooner or later, you’re going to need to learn the months and days of the week in Danish, and when you do that, you’ll be well on your way to managing your calendar and social plans like a pro (well, if you can tell time, too).
Whether you’re simply on your way to mastering the Danish language or you’re getting ready for your trip to Denmark, being able to correctly orient yourself in time will be a useful trick you’ll return to over and over again.
Days Of The Week In Danish
Monday — mandag
Tuesday — tirsdag
Wednesday — onsdag
Thursday — torsdag
Friday — fredag
Saturday — lørdag
Sunday — søndag
Months Of The Year In Danish
January — januar
February — februar
Tilmeld jer senest den 28. februar. — Sign up by February 28 at the latest.
March — marts
April — april
May — maj
June — juni
Vi inviterer hermed alle til årets sommerfest fredag den 22. juni, fra kl. 18.00. — We hereby invite you all to this year’s summer party on Friday, June 22nd, starting at 6 p.m.
July — juli
Jeg ankommer den 10. Juli. — I’ll arrive on the 10th of July.
August — august
September — september
October — oktober
November — november
December — december
I december var jeg til julefrokost hos Trine. — In December, I went to Trine’s Christmas party.
Write The Date In Danish
In Danish, like in many other European languages, the written date format is dd.mm.yyyy.
If you’d like to write out the month or say it out loud, you would express February 28 as 28. februar, or July 10 as 10. juli.
Note that the months and days of the week in Danish are generally written in lower case. Additionally, the first day of the week is Monday, not Sunday.
To say something like “Monday, July 10, 2019,” you would write mandag, den 10. juli 2019, or mandag, d. 10. juli 2019 for short.
Here’s a quick primer on counting in Danish if you still haven’t mastered numbers.