Fruit in Danish
We're feeling fruity and have compiled this tasty blog with Danish fruit ( frugt) expressions. Click the sound icons to listen to the Danish pronunciation. Enjoy!
Do you want to learn how to pronounce vegetables in Danish? Then visit our blog with Danish pronunciation with vegetables.
Idioms and expressions with fruit
As you have probably noticed, Danes love to use day to day objects in expressions and idioms. Fruit are no exception. These are our top 12 favorite.
Bide i det sure æble [Bite in the sour/angry apple] ... To accept something unwillingly.
Få en appelsin i turbanen [Get an orange in the turban] ... Have luck.
En hård banan [A hard/tough banana] ... A hard/tough person.
Presse citronen [Squeeze the lemon] ... Get the most out of something.
Sur som en citron [Sour like a lemon] ... When someone is angry/grumpy.
Ikke helt appelsinfri [Not completely orange free] ... Not completely sober.
En sløv banan [A sluggish banana] ... A slow/lazy person.
At give (eller få) en på bærret [To give or get one on the berry] ... To hit or get hit in the face.
Spise kirsebær med de store [Eat cherries with the big (ones)] ... Surround yourself with your betters.
Et surt ribs [A sour redcurrant] ... A grumpy person.
Stikkelsbærben [Gooseberry legs] ... Pale, skinny and hairy legs.
Pakke sine sydfrugter [Pack one's south fruit] ... Pack one's things and leave.
Sooner or later we all need to buy fruit in Denmark. Let’s work on how to pronounce the different fruit in Danish. Next time you go to the supermarket or the greengrocer’s ( grønthandler) set the goal to ask in Danish about fruit.
We think that these are the most common fruit found in Denmark. Please bear in mind that we are no fruit experts 🙂
Vandmelon [Water melon]