Danish Present and Past Perfect Tenses

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Danish Perfect Tenses

The present and past perfect tenses consist of two parts: har or havde and the past participle of the main verb. This is a compound tense that corresponds to has/have or had and a past participle in English.

Past Participle
arbejde to work arbejder arbejdede arbejdet
spørge to ask spørger spurgte spurgt
åbne to open åbner åbnede åbnet
tale to speak taler talte talt
ringe to ring ringer ringede ringet
lukke to close lukker lukkede lukket
følge to follow følger fulgte fulgt
bygge to build bygger byggede bygget
tænke to think tænker tænkte tænkt
ryge to smoke ryger røg røget
læse to read læser læste læst
købe to buy køber købte købt
bo to live, dwell bor boede boet
tro to believe tror troede troet
Jeg har læst bogen. I have read the book.
Hun havde åbnet døren. She had opened the door.

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