How to talk about time in Danish

When making an appointment, setting up a date or planning almost anything in Denmark, you need to be able to talk about time in Danish. We'll help you master the answer to the basic question WHEN.

Talking about time in Danish: Today is tomorrow's yesterday ... or as you would say in Danish 'I dag er i morgens i går'.

This post will not explain how to tell time in Danish. But if you want to talk about when something will happen or recount something that has already happened, you'll find the basic Danish time vocabulary below.

Understanding the days of the week, the months of the year, and how to use temporal terms in Danish can help you to avoid confusion. That means knowing some of the different Danish adverbs of time including:

Last but not least, we'll provide you with a few common Danish phrases with time. Time waits for no man. So, ... let's get started:


Periods of time

Expand your Danish vocabulary by studying the words for periods of time. From seconds to millennium, this short list of words covers the entire expanse of time.

Vocabulary of time in Danish

Danish words for days, months and seasons

A few things are worth pointing out in advance: The Danish words for days, months and seasons are very similar to their English equivalents. However, spelling and pronunciation may differ.

Also, please note that in the Danish language days and months do not start with a capital letter in the middle of a sentence.

Days of the week

Months of the year

Seasons in Danish


Relative time concepts in Danish

The time of day can be described in general terms or specific times. The following words can be used to describe time in broader strokes.

Relative time in Danish

Time is relative to other points in time. For instance, there is always a yesterday which is followed by today and tomorrow, so you'll find this vocabulary a great addition to your ability to explain relationships in time.

Points of time

Each day has various points in time that you might need to describe in Danish. For instance, if you want to talk about a gorgeous sunset or let someone know what you're doing this evening.

Commit these words to memory and you'll have no problem doing just that.

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Other adverbials of time

Time adverbs

Adverbials of frequency

There will be times when you need to talk about the frequency of something. Maybe it only happens once or reoccurs on a weekly or monthly basis, this short Danish vocabulary list will help you achieve that.


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Common Danish phrases with time

Last but not least, we'll leave you with a few common Danish phrases with time:

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Now you can use the Danish time concept like a pro. Did we leave some important time concepts out? Leave a comment below with your suggestions.

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