Danish language factsheet

Written on 21 December, 2020


Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by about six million people, mainly in Denmark

Five interesting facts about the Danish language:

1. Danish has many similarities with Swedish and Norwegian as all three languages derive from Old Norse.

2. Danish has two genders. These are common and neuter and not masculine and feminine.

3. Danish is an official language in Greenland where it is spoken natively by about 20% of the population.

4. There are three extra vowels in Danish compared to English, namely Æ, Ø and Å.

5. Much like German, Danish words can be added together to form very long words.

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