Learn Danish books


If you are learning Danish, you certainly have some must-have books that help you study and improve.

I wanted to share a post about (some of the) books that I have been using since I started to study Danish. My review is non-biased and is entirely based on my own appreciation of the below books.

There are many resources to be found in book stores, and I am not going to list all of them in this post! However, if you are using other books that you think are great and worth sharing with others, please do not hesitate to contact me! I will gladly add them to this list.

Must-have books to study Danish

Dansk er ikke så svært / Dansk er lidt svært / Dansk er svært

This is a series of 3 books, each including 50 grammar exercises.
They are so helpful from module 1, all the way until module 5. What I like about them is that you can practice at home and have all the corrections at the end of the book. I have to admit that it is a bit of an investment (as they cost each over 200kr) but you will not regret it.

You can purchase the books here:
Dansk er ikke så svært  Dansk er lidt svært  Dansk er svært

Den Lille

This is a very useful grammar book that is well suited if you are learning Danish. It has a classy design, a really nice book to have on your shelf. I would recommend to have it, if you are looking to go hard on grammar 🙂
They also have free online resources to practice your Danish (bottom of the page on this link)

You can purchase it here

Politikens Retskrivnings og betydnings ordbog

This is a Danish dictionary which is very helpful when you have to write essays and need to double check words and expressions.
I really like it because it is well structured and easy to read. It also includes synonyms which is a perfect way to learn new words and expressions. If you like Scrabble, then this book will become your best friend. It is a bit of an investment, but worth it.

You can purchase it here

Politikens synonymordbog

Book about Danish synonyms as the title suggests! A great additional book to have as it will enhance your vocabulary. I really started to use it more from module 4.

You can purchase it here

Danish Dictionary

This is a very obvious one, but it makes sense to have it on the top of this list. I personally chose a pocket dictionary instead of a bigger size dictionary, for the simple reason that I can carry it with me everywhere. In my opinion, a dictionary needs to be practical and easy to use. I can have it with me when I travel, when I go to language school or when I am at home.

You can choose from various dictionaries, but I would recommend this one (English/Danish):
Gyldendals Røde Ordbøger

Danish books to read for beginners

Make sure to check out this post about books to read. This way you can make good use of the above study books to improve your skills in Danish!