The focus of this lesson is Self Introduction in Danish
Topic 1: How to introduce yourself in any situation
Sentence from this lesson:
Hej, jeg hedder [name]
"Hi, I'm [name]."
In this lesson, you learned how to introduce yourself in Danish. There are two important sentences you need to know:
- Hej, jeg hedder [name]. Hyggeligt at møde dig. - "Hi, I'm [name]. Nice to meet you." (Informal)
- Goddag, jeg hedder [name]. Rart at møde dig. - "Hello, my name is [name]. Nice to meet you."(Formal)
From these sentences we have:
- Hej - "Hi"
- Goddag - "Hello" or "Good day"
- jeg hedder - "I'm" or "My name is"
- Hyggeligt at møde dig. - "Nice to meet you." (Informal, used for example: with friends)
- Rart at møde dig. - "Nice to meet you." (Formal, used for example: with coworkers)
Note that in a formal setting you would say your full name, but it is better to just use your first name when you're being introduced to new friends.
When you introduce yourself, it's a good habit to shake hands in Denmark.
On the other hand, while rart at møde dig is slightly more formal than hyggeligt at møde dig, you don't need to worry too much about which one you use. If you use one of these sentences with Danish people, they're definitely going to be impressed!