Danish words and phrases to talk about sleep

Danish words and phrases to talk about sleep
Danish words and phrases to talk about sleep
Sleep, wonderful sleep ... Clever people say we spend one-third of our life in bed. Make sure you know the Danish vocabulary for those sleepy hours.
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Getting out of my warm bed this morning, made me realize … Sleep is freaking AWESOME, and we should get a lot more of it! As I won’t be able to suddenly conjure more hours in the night, I'll instead provide some Danish words and phrases to celebrate my favourite pastime, sleep ... wonderful sleep:

This blog will teach you some of the most common Danish expressions about sleep, such as 'taking a grandpa', 'go in the boards' and many many more. You'll also learn how to talk about sleeping well and sleeping poorly. Enjoy!


Feeling like a retirement home and other tired Danish expressions

Personally, I require at least eight hours of sleep to fight the ravages of aging. Without logging at least seven or eight hours in the sack, I'll become (even more) grumpy and short-tempered.

Use the expressions below to complain about being tired in Danish (click the icon for pronunciation):

Common Danish expressions for going to sleep

The Danish language has a ton of different expressions for going to sleep. Here are some of the most common ones:

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And our absolute favourite night time expressions:

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Danish expressions for actually sleeping

While we can't teach you Danish while you sleep, here's a few Danish expressions for doing the actual deed.


Some boring stuff - nouns, verbs and adjectives related to sleep

Maybe this isn't the most exciting part of this post, but if you are still learning Danish, it's definately good to know stuff. If not, it might help put you to sleep.

Different Danish nouns related to sleep

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Sleepy Danish idioms and expressions

True to tradition, we'll finish this blog post with a few Danish idioms involving sleep.

Back to you

Now you know your way around the bedroom and can sleep the sleep of the just. Did we miss out on any sleepy Danish expressions? Leave a comment below with your suggestions.

Sov godt and don't let the bedbugs bite!

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