Udtale - Pronunication

Many of the sounds of Danish are the same as in English.  Here are some letters you can usually rely on to sound the same each time: b, h, k*, l, m, n, p, q, s, x, z

You might notice there are not a lot of these.  This is because Danish, like English, shows a wide disparity between the way a word is spelled, and the way it is pronounced.  You will need to keep your wits about you.  Don't listen with your eyes!  Just because there is a "d" in that word, doesn't necessarily mean that you should pronounce anything there, and if you are supposed to pronounce something there - it may not be a "d" sound at all!

In addition to this, there are a few sounds in Danish that don't occur in Danish.  I'll be posting videos here to help with these.  Below we can tackle "y", "ø", "ð", and "r".

*except in the word "seksten" where it sounds like "eye"!!


ð - the TH sound