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Adjectives and adverbs

Adjektiver og adverbier

  Forms of adjectives

There are three forms of adjectives in Danish:
  1. basic form, eg. en stor dreng, en billig bog. This form is used with singular n-words.
  2. t-form, eg. et stort hus, et billigt tæppe. Used with singular t-words.
  3. e-form, eg. store huse, den billige bog. Used in plural and with a definite article.

  Comparison (gradbøjning)

1: -ere, -est 2: mere, mest 3: irregular
positive høj
high
populær
popular
god, dårlig, lille, gammel
good, bad, little, old
comparative højere
higher
mere populær
more popular
bedre, værre, mindre, ældre
better, worse, less, older
superlative højest
highest
mest populær
most popular
bedst, værst, mindst, ældst
best, worst, least, oldest

  Forming adverbs

Adverbs are formed by adding -t to the basic form of an adjective, eg. smuk (beautiful) - smukt (beautifully). Do not add -t to the adjectives already ending in -t stolt (proud) - stolt (proudly).

  Two form adverbs

Some adverbs have two forms: a short and a long one.
The short form is used when the action we talk about involves changing place: The long form is used when an action taking place in one place is described:

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