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Danish pick-up lines Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

(Photo by Simon at Flickr, Creative Commons License.)

(Photo by Simon at Flickr, Creative Commons License.)

It’s that time of year again! Thanks to our great kærlighed (love) for American traditions, many Danish par (couples) are buying hinanden (each other) blomster (flowers), chokolade [SHOcko-lathe], biografbilletter (cinema tickets) to ”50 Shades of Grey” and what not to celebrate Valentinsdag. But what about all those people who haven’t got a kæreste (girlfriend/boyfriend), an elsker (lover) or an ægtefælle (spouse)? Below is a bit of romantic small-talk, mixed with a few scorereplikker (pick-up lines)…

Hej! Er det dig! (Hi! Is it you!)

Tror du på kærlighed ved første blik? (Do you believe in love at first sight?)

Hvor har du været hele mit liv? (Where have you been all my life?)

Har vi ikke set hinanden før? (Haven’t we seen each other before?)

Du er ham/hende fra… (You’re the guy/girl from…)

Hej! Giver du en drink? (Hi! Are you buying me a drink?)

Kommer du tit her? (Do you come here often?)

Jeg er fra USA/England/Australien… (I’m from the US/England/Australia.)

Må jeg sætte mig her? (Can I sit here?)

Vil du med ud at ryge? (Fancy going out for a smoke?)

Har du ild? (Got fire?)

Tror du på skæbnen? (Do you believe in destiny?)

Vil du have en øl? (Wanna have a beer?)

Ja tak, du ser sød ud! (Yes please, you look cute!)

Du er smuk. (You’re beautiful.)

Du har smukke øjne. (You’ve got beautiful eyes.)

Ej, hvor er du sjov. (Gee, you’re funny.)

Kom, dans med mig! (Come, dance with me!)

Vil du danse? (Wanna dance?)

Skal vi danse? (Shall we dance?)

Er det ikke ensomt at være udvekslingsstuderende? (Isn’t it lonely to be an exchange student?)

Har du en kæreste? (Have you got a girlfriend/boyfriend?)

Nej, jeg er single. (No, I’m single.)

Jeg har glemt hvor jeg bor. Må jeg komme med dig hjem? (I’ve forgotten where I live. May I come home with you?)

Vil du med mig hjem? (Wanna come home with me?)

Hos mig eller dig? (Your place or my place?)

Må jeg få dit telefonnummer? (Can I get your phone number?)

Jeg har mistet mit telefonnummer… Må jeg få dit? (I’ve lost my phone number… Can I get yours?)

Har du et navn – eller kan jeg bare kalde dig min? (Have you got a name – or may I just call you mine?)

Jeg er vild med dig. (I’m crazy about you.)

Jeg elsker dig. (I love you.)

And finally, the classic:

Vil du med hjem og se min frimærkesamling? (Wanna come home to me and see my collection of stamps?)

I can’t guarantee that any of these lines will work, but if you say them with a fun, foreign accent, I’m sure you’ll get a laugh … and maybe that næste dans (next dance)!

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About the Author: Bjørn A. Bojesen

I was born in Denmark, but spent large parts of my childhood and study years in Norway. I later returned to Denmark, where I finished my MA in Scandinavian Studies. Having relatives in Sweden as well, I feel very Scandinavian! I enjoy reading and travelling, and sharing stories with you! You’re always welcome to share your thoughts with me and the other readers.


  1. Mila:

    haha! loved it

    • Bjørn A. Bojesen:

      @Mila @Mila – lol, thanx! 🙂

  2. Autumn:

    Haha, have to try these on my danish friend xD..