Yes and No in Danish
Knowing how to say Yes and No in Danish is great and all, but learning how to give a bit of a verbal nuance to your Ja and Nej will take you to the next level.
In this blog post you’ll learn most of the different ways of saying Yes and No in Danish.
It’s easy, fun and your answers will surely delight the picky Danes. What’s there not to like? Yes, of course the classic nightmare – pronunciation. No worries we've got your back and have added pronunciation to all the words.
How to say Yes in Danish
The word JA is great and all … but there’s plenty of other ways you can offer someone a verbal go-ahead.
Use these alternatives to show off your Danish language skills.
Ja ... Yes
Jo ... Yes (use this only when you answer a question wich contains a negation)
Ja-da ... Yeah
Klart ... For sure
Jeps ... Yep
Selvfølgelig ... Of course
Helt sikkert ... Definitely/For sure
Ja tak ... Yes, thank you
Hvorfor ikke? ... Why not?
Det er en aftale ... It's a deal
Så siger vi det [So we say that] ... OK, fine
Så skidt da [So filth then] ... If you insist ...
Så lad gå da [So let go now] ... Very well
Det kan du tro [That can you believe] ... Sure thing
How to say No in Danish
Knowing how to say no in Danish is equally important to knowing how to say Yes.
Here are some of the most common ways of saying No in Danish.
Nej ... No
Næ ... Nah
Nej tak ... No, thank you
Niks ... Nope
Ellers tak ... Thank you, but no thank you
Det tror jeg ikke ... I don't think so
Ikke i dag ... Not today
Glem det ... Forget it
Ikke tale om [Not speak about] ... Out of the question
Aldrig i livet ... Never in a lifetime
Niksen biksen ... Nope
Bonus - how to say 'Maybe' in Danish
When you can't quite make up your mind you can always just say maybe and avoid taking a decision.
Måske ... Maybe
Muligvis ... Perhaps
Jeg tænker over det ... I’ll consider it
Det kan godt være [It can good be] ... It can be
Jeg skal lige overveje det [I must just consider it] ... I will consider it
Jeg ved ikke rigtigt [I don't know really] ... I don’t know for sure
Det er muligt ... It is possible
Det kan godt tænkes [It can good think] ... It could be possible
Jeg er ikke sikker ... I am not sure