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Danish Pronunciation

The major characteristics of Danish pronunciation is that the Danish r, which is very difficult to pronounce just like the french r. Some say it requires special muscles.

Sådan udtaler man R- How to pronounce r in Danish

The glottal stop (stød) can be difficult for non-Danish speakers to imitate, but luckily it does not exist in the pronunciation of the language in many regions of Denmark. However, it is important to pronounce the glottal stop because otherwise words may be misunderstood. For example le´ver (with a glottal stop) means liver, whereas lever (without a glottal stop) means to live.

Stød del 1 introduktion – Introduction to the glottal stop in Danish

How To Speak Danish | Pronunciation 1: Vowel Sounds

How To Speak Danish | Pronunciation 2: Vowels

How to Speak Danish | Pronunciation 3: Consonants

Tips til tallene – Help to pronounce numbers in Danish