Danish dating lingo

Are you still looking for your Valentine, or maybe you have already found her/ him? Find your favorite pet name for your sweetheart, give compliments, or use some of the more daring ways of saying that someone is hot.

Learn Danish dating vocabulary

Most languages have some special words and phrases for dating ... and the Danish language is no exception. Admit it, you are on this page for one of these two reasons. You either want to learn some "dating" Danish that you can actually apply to your everyday life, or you're just curious about "the sexy side" of Danish.

Either way we've got you covered. Check out a few possible and impossible Danish endearments or try out some Danish dating lingo for beginners.

WARNING: This post might make you feel slightly nauseous, due to its high content of cheesiness.


Dating lingo for beginners

Let's take it from the top, shall we? These are some of the most basic phrases we could come up with for dating or for trying to find a date. Enjoy!

Skal vi danse?  … Shall we dance?

Har du lyst til…? … Do you want to…?

Jeg ringer til dig … I’ll call you…

Jeg elsker dig … I love you

 Kommer du ofte her? ... Do you come here often?

Danish dating lingo

How to say a hot babe or a stud

ATTENTION! Use these phrases wisely! They are definitely funny for Danish language learners, but they can be slightly offensive for the Danes. Context wise, remember to use them with the right people. Preferably strangers, or friends (as a fun remark only).

Dejlig steg[Lovely roast] For all genders

Laber Larve [Hot caterpillar] Only for women

Lækker sild[Delicious herring] Only for women

Godt hug[Good stroke/cut] Only for men

Frækkert  ..  [Naughty/saucy person] Gender neutral

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Danish compliments

Give compliments

Giving compliments is always a good idea. We are clearly suggesting some of the cheesiest ones. So, remember to not overdo it. 

Hvor er du skøn You are so lovely

Du er smukYou are beautiful

Du er mit livs lys ... You are the light of my life

Du er sgu så sejYou’re so damn cool

Jeg er vild med dit smil I am crazy about your smile

Du er den bedsteYou are the best ♥

Pet names

Endearments in Danish

Most of you already know, that calling your significant other ’bae’ in Denmark won’t be popular. So what kind of pet names will work? 

Skat[My treasure] or skattemus, skatter

Pus[Sweetie] or pusser, pusling

Mus[Mouse] or sukkermus, honningmus

Sveske[Prune] or sveskegøj, sveskemus

Puttegøj[Silly person] or puttemus

Bamse[Teddy bear]

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