Tell time in Danish

How to tell time in Danish

What time is it? Hvad er klokken?
It is 2 AM klokken er to om natten
6:20 tyve over seks
half past 3 halv fire
quarter past 4 kvart over fire
quarter to 5 kvart i fem
10 past 11 ti over elleve
20 to 7 tyve i syv
noon middag
midnight midnat
in the morning om morgenen
in the evening om aftenen
It’s exactly… den er præcis
About/around 8. omkring otte
At 8. klokken otte
early tidlig/tidligt
late(r) senere


Denmark uses the 24 hour clock for official times such as train schedules.

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