Hej allesammen! Hvad så? Need motivation for learning Danish? Do you immersing yourself in a language by means of YouTube? Let’s explore 5 different YouTube channels from Denmark (or at least focused on the Danish language) that can help you learn and improve your Danish:
Morten Münster (Det Danske YouTube Community)
Let’s start with Morten Münster. If you’re looking for a channel to keep you entertained whilst you learn Danish, this channel has a lot of hilarious content to check out. Recommended for more intermediate/advanced learners of Danish. His videos will give you insight into what Danish humour is like more or less. He’s also one of the most popular YouTubers in Denmark. This will also help you hear what Danish sounds like naturally and will improve your listening comprehension of the language. If comedy videos are your thing, check out this amazing channel to immerse yourself in Danish. If you want to be able to more find more of the popular Danish YouTube channels, don’t forget to change the country settings on YouTube to Denmark. You could also use the keywords: “Danske Youtubers”, “Youtubers som kommer fra Danmark”, “Danske youtube”, etc. You can also search for specific keywords based on content you’re looking for in Danish. The Danish YouTube community doesn’t seem to be that big at the moment but, I’m sure it will increase over time. In meantime, enjoy whatever content you to immerse yourself in Danish.
Struggling to pronounce Danish correctly? Need some additional help? Check out Dansk Udtale (which means “Danish Pronunciation” by the way) to remedy this problem. Danish as you may already know is not the easiest language to speak. This channel does a fantastic job with getting the sounds right. In this video specifically, he discusses how you pronounce the letter Ø and provides example words on how to accomplish this feat correctly. Keep in mind that this video is entirely in Danish but he does have English subtitles explaining what he’s saying. I would avoid turning on the subtitles unless you’re an absolute beginner at Danish and can’t understand a single word he is saying. Why is pronunciation so important in Danish? It can be a determining factor as to whether Danes will speak Danish or English to you. If you’re serious about learning Danish then you know that it’s absolutely vital to get Danish people to reply to you in their native tongue. Not the most entertaining like the last video but it’s nonetheless incredibly beneficial to your Danish studies. The bonus is that the entire video is in Danish so that you go back to it later and practise your listening comprehension later on.
Moving on to the next channel.
Danish Class 101
This channel is supplementary the website: Danish Class 101 which is apart of the many languages offered through Innovative Languages (or “Language Pod/Class 101.com” courses). I have used their courses in the past for learning Japanese and German and I have to say that they do an excellent job with their content. They sort their content by level and make very convenient for you to make use of their content through various mediums. Their YouTube channels provide great content and insight on the cultures of each language offered. I would highly recommend their courses to anybody looking to improve their language skills in a dynamic way. This channel does have samples of intermediate and advance content to give you a taste of what you can expect from signing up for an account at their website.
This is an old YouTube channel that I found years ago and hasn’t been updated in four years. But it’s still relevant to learners of Danish. In fact, I was able to come across this useful resource that I added to the my Danish resources page. The video shown goes over the difference between the words: “Nogen” and “Nogle” and how to use them correctly. These videos are intended to be for native speakers to correct their own mindless mistakes. He does give a few examples in English but he still describes them in Danish. There’s also videos on writing an essay in Danish, tips of learning English for Danish speakers, (ex: You can use these videos to help you with your Danish!) and a few miscellaneous videos in Danish as well. Definitely worth checking out.
Easy Danish with Thomas D
Thomas D teaches a lot of useful phrases and vocabulary for Danish learners that you might not always find in a Danish textbook or classroom. (Such as slang, idioms, pick up lines, etc) He has also combined several of his videos into one. (Like one) His videos are quite entertaining to say the least. He has videos for beginners and intermediate learners of Danish. He also offers Skype Lessons if you wish to practise your Danish with him. His videos are also short and to the point. So if you don’t have much time to study Danish, you can watch one of these videos and improve your Danish.
Danish Music (Art People)
I am a major advocator for using lyrics to songs to learn languages. So of course, I had to include Danish music (that’s in Danish!) to recommend. I learned so many useful words and phrases throughout the many years of learning new languages just from song lyrics alone. What a pleasant surprise! (Or not depending on the song)A song can really give you insight into how express oneself in a new way. However, it can turn you off from a song you really enjoyed after learning what the lyrics actually mean! Many of the Danish music labels such as Art People (which is where this video is from.) post music videos that come out of Denmark. There’s also Warner Music Denmark, CPHREC (which stands for Copenhagen Records), Discowax Records, FLEXMUSIC, and a few more. You can easily find Danish music if you search for: “Danish music”, “Danske sange”, “Danske musik”, “Musik på dansk”, and so on and so forth.
Honourable Mention: Don’t Translate Word-For-Word in Danish
This applies to every single language and NOT just Danish but it’s a good reminder to know why anyway. Good luck with your Danish learning journey and don’t to check out my Danish Resources page for more tips and tools to keep you motivated, inspired and immersed in Danish. Hope you found this channels useful. If you have any recommendations or suggestions, feel free to put them in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!