Danish Adjectives

Learn the forms of adjectives in Danish, with audio

Danish Flag

Need more Danish? Try the Danish for Beginners course at Udemy or the audio and video lessons at DanishClass101.com


Danish Adjectives

Danish adjectives must agree in gender and number with the nouns they describe. Adjectives are placed before the noun, as in English. However, the adjectives add endings depending on indefinite or definite use. If indefinite, common nouns usually add nothing, neuter nouns add -t and plural nouns add -e. If definite, many adjectives add -e to all forms. If the definite article is used before the adjective and noun, den, det and de are used in place of the regular articles.

Indefinite Definite
a beautiful car en flot bil the beautiful car den flotte bil
a beautiful house et flot hus the beautiful house det flotte hus
beautiful cars flotte bilar the beautiful cars de flotte biler

Regular and Irregular Indefinite Declensions

common neuter plural
god godt gode good
ond ondt onde bad
blå blåt blå blue
smuk smukt smukke beautiful
egen ege egne own
gammel gammelt gamle old
lille lille små little / small

Comparative and Superlative Forms

Forming the comparative and superlative of adjectives in Danish is very similar to English. Most adjectives add -ere to the adjective for the comparative and -est(e) for the superlative. Some adjectives add nothing to the adjective, but use mere or mest (more or most) before the adjective.

comparative superlative
strong adjectives -ere -est
weak adjectives -ere -este
many syllables mere mest

Irregular Comparative and Superlative Forms

good - better - best god  bedre bedst
bad - worse - worst slem(t) værre værst
bad - less good - least good dårlig  slemmere slemmest
few - fewer - fewest få  færre færrest
small - smaller - smallest lille mindre  mindst
many - more - most mange flere flest
much - more - most meget mere mest
old - older - oldest gammel  ældre ældst

Danish Phrases, Vocabulary, and Grammar with free audio

 



Buy ielanguages.com language tutorials

If you enjoy the tutorials, then please consider buying French, Informal French, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, or Dutch Language Tutorials as a PDF e-book with free mp3s and free lifetime updates.

Buy French Tutorial

Buy Informal French

Both French e-books

Buy Italian Tutorial

Buy Spanish Tutorial

Buy German Tutorial

Buy Swedish Tutorial

Buy Dutch Tutorial





Please consider sending a donation of any amount to help support ielanguages.com. Thank you!

Donate




Return to top of page






Learn languages with videos and subtitles at FluentU

FluentU offers authentic videos in French, Spanish, German, English, Chinese and Japanese. Learn from captions and translations and enjoy access to ALL languages!

Learn languages with videos and subtitles at Yabla

Learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and English with authentic videos by Yabla that include subtitles and translations.



Learn languages by reading Interlinear Books

Learn to read languages with interlinear bilingual books that include the original language and an English translation below in a smaller font.

Udemy Language Learning Courses

Hundreds of free and paid online language learning video courses at Udemy. By native speakers and experts, from Arabic to Zulu.