Danish expressions with arse
Danish classes are mostly about grammar and day-to-day vocabulary. We think that our students should also have fun when learning Danish… and yes, that is possible even with Danish ... especially Danish idioms.
Danes are definitely not shy about using words that in some cultures are considered taboos or simply rude. Who would have thought that the word ‘røv’ would be so popular and casually used in Danish?
For today, we have collected 12 Danish expressions with 'arse' , or ‘røv’, if you want to use the Danish word.
We won't encourage you to swear, but should the situation demand it, here are a few colourful Danish expressions.
1. Colourful language with the word ’røv’ (arse)
Ild i røven
Ild i røven [Fire in the arse] ... If someone is very active/energetic. They have fire in the arse.
Luk røven [Shut the arse] ... Shut up! NB! This expression is extremely rude.
Let røven [Lift the arse] ... You can use this expression, when you ask someone to get moving!
Sur røv [Sour/smelly arse] ... If something is unfortunate / annoying, you can say 'it's sur røv'.
Tung i røven
Tung i røven [Heavy in the arse] ... Use it to describe somebody really slow or dim.
Røvsyg(t) [Arse-sick] ... If something or somebody is really boring or frustrating.
Røv og nøgler
Røv og nøgler [Arse and keys] ... Something is rubbish.
Op i røven med det!
Op i røven med det! [Up in the arse with it!] ... Never mind / forget it!
Bar røv og dolk
Bar røv og dolk [Bare-arse and dagger] ... Used to describe a naked (male)
Ren/bar røv at trutte i
Ren/bar røv at trutte i [Clean/bare arse to trumpet in] ... Absolutely nothing.
Tage røven på nogen
Tage røven på nogen [Take the arse on somebody] ... To make a fool out of / prank someone.
Kold i røven
Kold i røven [Cold in the arse] ... If you do not give a damn / are indifferent.
2. Six ways of saying 'arse' in Danish
Bag ... back and also behind
Bagdel … bottom or behind
Ende ... end and/or behind
Numse … behind
Mås … bum
Røv … arse