wikiHow to Count to 10 in Danish

Danish is the official language of the Kingdom of Denmark (Det Danske Kongerige). Here is how you count to ten in danish (in parenthesis is written how you would pronounce it, not exact):

Steps

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    1. En (Like the en in enough)
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    2. To (Like the to in toward)
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    3. Tre (Like tray without the Y, the R is guttural)
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    4. Fire (Like fee-are)
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    5. Fem (Like them with an F instead of th)
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    6. Seks (Like sex)
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    7. Syv (Like seuw, with the eu sounding a little like in Europe. To make the sound more correct try pronouncing E as in equal while forming your mouth as if you were making the sound of oo in food)
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    8. Otte (The O is almost like the one in over, and the -tte is pronounced like in delight)
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    9. Ni (Like knee)
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    10. Ti (Like the tee in teenager)
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    Put them together and you're done!

Tips

  • You might hear someone say "et" instead of "en". These two forms of "one" are used to differentiate between the two grammatical genders in Danish. But when simply counting, you can use whatever you like.

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