Danish Language Blog

Thank you! Please check your inbox for your confirmation email.
You must click the link in the email to verify your request.

Talking about food Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Food, Vocabulary

Mmm, lækkert! 🙂 People everywhere in the world like to eat mad (food) and talk about it, and Danes are certainly no exception! Eating together with natives can be a great opportunity to hone your language skills, so let’s take a look at some useful things to say uden mad i munden (”without food in the mouth”)…

(Public domain picture from Pixabay, no copyright.)

Food ideologies

Spiser du kød? (Do you eat meat?)

Nej, jeg er vegetar [veghetAHR]. (No, I’m a vegetarian. ) Men jeg spiser fisk. (But I do eat fish.)

Jeg er veganer. (I’m a vegan.)

Jeg er altædende. (I eat everything./I’m omnivorous.)

Jeg spiser ikke svinekød. (I don’t eat pork.)

Har I noget salat? Jeg er på slankekur. (Have you got some salad? I’m on a diet.)

Er maden økologisk? (Is the food biodynamic?)

 

Allergies

Har I noget uden nødder? (Have you got something without nuts?)

Er der hvidløg i maden? (Is there any garlic in the food?)

Jeg kan ikke tåle gluten. (I don’t tolerate gluten.)

Jeg er allergisk mod æbler. (I’m allergic to apples.)

 

What you love & what you loathe

Jeg er helt vild med oste! (I’m crazy about all kinds of cheese!)

Jeg elsker smørrebrød. (I love smørrebrød.)

Hele familien kan lide frikadeller. (The whole family likes meatballs.)

Hvad er din yndlingsret? (What’s your favourite dish?)

Kan du også lide rødgrød med fløde? (Do you also like fruit porridge with cream?)

Jeg er ked af det, men jeg kan altså ikke lide kartofler. (I’m sorry, but I really don’t like potatoes.)

Jeg bryder mig ikke rigtigt om stærk mad. (I don’t really care about spicy food.)

Jeg hader fisk! (I hate fish!)

 

Discussing while eating & complimenting the host

Det ser rigtigt spændende ud! (It looks really exciting!)

Hvad er det lavet af? (What’s it made of?)

Velbekomme! (Bon appétit!)

Mmm, det smager lækkert! (Mmm, it tastes delicious!)

Det smager en anelse stærkt/surt/sødt/salt/bittert. (It tastes a little bit strong/sour/sweet/salty/bitter.)

Må jeg be’ om salt? (Can you hand me the salt, please?)

Værsgo! (Here you are.)

Har I selv lavet det? (Have you guys made it yourselves?)

Må jeg få opskriften? (Could I have the recipe, please?)

 

After a meal you should always remember to say

Tak for mad! (Thank you for the food!)

Tags: , , ,
Share this:
Pin it

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.


Comments:

  1. Jayne Scott:

    Tal for den fremragende artikel. Jeg ønsker jeg havde haft dette før min tur til København på nytår! ps. Jeg elskede København!

    • Bjørn A. Bojesen:

      @Jayne Scott @Jayne. Selv tak! 🙂 Jeg er glad for at du kunne bruge artiklen. Godt du nød København.