how to pronounce danish


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the above transcription of danish is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

danish is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of danish in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… ended sadly the old Danish king died and …”

meanings of danish


  1. Danish pastry, light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruit or cheese.
  2. Natives of Denmark; Danes.
  3. Ellipsis of Danish pastry.


  1. The language of Danes and Denmark.


  1. Of or pertaining to Denmark.

danish frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word danish occurs in english on average 5.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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