There isn’t an easier way to learn some useful Danish phrases and words before travelling to Denmark than by watching native vloggers’ inspiring and funny videos on YouTube. Not only will you practice your skills in Danish, but you’ll also learn some useful information about the local culture.
Whether you want to take your first steps toward learning the Danish language or just want to brush up on the basic phrases and vocabulary you already know, the DanishClass101 channel on YouTube is where you’ll find plenty of videos that will help you practice and improve your skills in Danish. In some of them Louise will be your Danish teacher taking you through some of the most essential phrases and words, while in others you’ll listen to dialogues in Danish.
Among other videos about the Danish culture, blogger and Instagrammer Else Buch has created several online Danish lessons for beginners. In ‘Present yourself’ and ‘How to flirt in Danish’, Buch is using her little blackboard to teach viewers her native tongue with some of the most useful phrases for newbies.
Kelly Louise Killjoy’s videos offers an insight into Danish society with a fun and sarcastic way not many Danes are willing to do or even stand watching. So, her only video teaching the Danish language couldn’t be anything else other than ‘Danish swear words’. Swearing in Danish might not be your first priority if you’re a beginner but it would be useful to add some slang phrases in your vocabulary for everyday casual talks. Kelly Louise Killjoy may not be the teacher your parents would like you to have but it’s always good to have someone willing to teach you some useful words language schools will never do.
With videos full of verbs, phrases, adverbs, conjunctions and more or less everything that is part of a language, Thomas aims to teach his viewers how to speak in Danish. Some of his videos consist only of written texts while in others Thomas himself talks about different topics in Danish while English subtitles appear at the bottom of the page.
Watch the Danish supermodel Nadja Bender introducing you to some of the most common Danish phrases with her own unique style. ‘How to speak Danish with Nadja Bender’ is a short and cute video that’s worth watching mostly because it’s funny and aesthetically beautiful. You’re not going to learn grammar or extended vocabulary but it will be quite helpful if you’re visiting Denmark for only a couple of days, as you’re definitely going to use some of the phrases Bender presents.
Learn some beauty tips and at the same time practice your skills in Danish with Stine Mo’s Danske Favoritter video. The fashion blogger offers fashion, make-up and beauty advice through her personal website and YouTube channel. Even though all of her texts and videos are in English, Stine Mo decided to publish one in her mother tongue for natives. But intermediate level Danish speakers will also be able to recognise several words and phrases that will help them understand what Stine Mo is talking about.
On their ‘Easy Danish’ videos, Magnus and Johan hit the streets in Aarhus and ask locals to share their favourite typical Danish phrases or start a conversation in Danish about everyday things. The best part about these videos is that both Danish and English subtitles appear on the screen, and so viewers don’t have to struggle with understanding.