Danish expressions with arse

Danes are definitely not shy about using words that in some cultures are considered taboos or simply rude. For today, we have collected 12 Danish idioms and expressions with the word ‘røv’, which means arse.

Danish expressions with arse

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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

 Luk røven [Shut the arse] ... Shut up! NB! This expression is extremely rude.

Let røven

 Let røven [Lift the arse]  ... You can use this expression, when you ask someone to get moving!

Sur røv

 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)

 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.

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How about you?

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  • Anton Stonor

    Røven i vandskorpen [arse in the surface of the water]
    To be in trouble

    Få i hoved og røv [receive in head and arse]
    To get more than deserved

  • Viggo Hinrichsen

    .. er det ikke også “ud på røv og albuer”? 😀

  • Anni Sperling

    Røven af 4. Division…….
    The arse of fourth division…….

    Mostly about a group of people who is bad at what they should do ( army/ football)

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