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Hej, jeg hedder [name]. Hi everybody! I’m [name].
Welcome to DanishClass101.com’s “Dansk på 3 minutter”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Danish.
In the last lesson, you learned how to introduce yourself in Danish. In this lesson you’ll learn how to use good manners as you thank people.
Er I klar? Are you ready? Lad os begynde, so let’s start!
There are several ways to thank someone, so let’s start with the easiest. It is just one word-
[slowly] Tak.
Tak means “thank you”.
When you say “thank you very much”, you just need to add mange at the beginning.
Mange tak.
[slowly] Mange tak.
Mange means “many”. So Mange tak is like saying “Many thanks”
During the last lesson we didn’t really mention anything about formality in speech in Danish. However there are some subtle differences in how you will be perceived by others. Tak is the casual way to thank someone, while mange tak expresses more gratitude so is slightly more formal or polite.
A longer and more formal phrase, which expresses a lot of gratitude, would be...
Tusind tak skal du have.
Here we have changed mange to tusind, which means “thousand,” and added skal du have which literally means “you shall have.”
[slowly] Tusind tak skal du have.
But how do you answer these expressions of gratitude? It’s easy! There are basically two different ways to do it!
The first is...
[slowly] Velbekomme.
Velbekomme literally means “you are welcome”;
The other way to say “you are welcome” is the expression...
Det var så lidt.
[slowly] Det var så lidt.
Literally, this phrase means "It was so little” and is equivalent to “Don’t mention it,” but it is the most common and polite way to respond to someone thanking you.
So when someone is saying tak to you, you can simply reply with...
Velbekomme or Det var så lidt.
Now it’s time for [name]’s Insights.
If you’re not sure about whether to use Tak or Mange tak, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; Tak can be used with just about anyone, anywhere, and at any time!
Do you know what Vi ses means? In our next lesson you’ll learn this and other greetings in Danish!
Tak, og vi ses næste gang!


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hello Listeners! How do you say "Thank you" in Danish?

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Sunday at 11:44 PM
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Hello Mohnish.

Thanks for posting.

That's simply correct.



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Monday at 01:14 AM
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1. Tak.

2. Mange tak.

3. Tusind tak skal du have.

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Thursday at 10:05 AM
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Hej Adolf

Thank you for your comment.

Louise says "Er I klar?"

"I" is the plural form os "you."

Also, in this case, instead using "højre" to say "right," you use "ikke?" or "ikke sandt?"

"Højre" is only used as a direction.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

Mange tak!


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Tuesday at 12:01 AM
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Hej Amalie,

Louise siger "Are you ready" er "Er klar", højre?:open_mouth:

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Monday at 02:27 PM
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Hi Roberta,

Thank you for commenting!

Glad you liked the video. Hope you will continue to enjoy our Danish lessons.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you!


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Sunday at 10:17 AM
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I would like more videos like that :)