Douglas Stewart
Danish Word Frequency List

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for a reliable Danish word frequency list.  The only one that Google seems to bring up is

Has anyone seen any others that are more reliable, or actually written by an accredited source?


2 ago 2016 07:26
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Part 2

Errors and oddities I noticed:

at lykkes:
“De lykkedes mig træffe ham hjemme.” A “t” is missing. It should have been
“Det lykkedes mig træffe ham hjemme.”

at passe:
“De passer deres børn meget godt.” “They are looking after/babysitting their children very well” . To me that’s an unclear sentence to use in a teaching situation since
“passe børn” generally means that someone looks after/babysits someone else’s children.

at styre:
“Hun styrede bilen lige ind i et træ. ” “She steered the car right into a tree” is odd to use in a teaching situation. Provided the act of steering is something deliberate, it’s a rather unusual thing to want to do.

at trække:
“Mødet trak ud til”  (A time expression is missing). The sentence could be changed to for instance:
“Mødet trak ud til sent på aftenen”

A few of the perfect tenses have been marked with a “-” as though they don’t exist, which is not correct. Some of them are however extremely rarely used. If you want to find those missing perfect tenses they can be looked up here:

at nævne:
the past tense can be both “nævnte” and “nævnede”

9 agosto 2016

Hi Douglas.

I have had to split this comment into to parts, since there is a limit to how long a comment can be on Italki.

Part 1

This list ( of the 120 most frequent words (made for children) is from the Ministry of Children, Education and Equality. It’s the only “accredited source” I could find.

Here is a link to 250 commonly used Danish verbs with their conjugations:

I wouldn’t call the source accredited, but I have checked the pdf-file for errors. My wife is also learning Danish, so this is useful for her as well. The person who made the list claims it’s the 250 most used Danish verbs. Whether that is true I don’t know, but they are no doubt common and useful.
For each verb there is also an example in which the verb is used. As you can probably imagine, many of the verbs have more than one meaning.
The verbs are listed twice. From page 12-22 the verbs are listed alphabetically. I have only checked that the examples and conjugations are correct from page 12-22.

9 agosto 2016
Douglas Stewart
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