A verb deals with an action, or a condition. This means that a verb describes a situation in which a subject does something, or in which something happens.
|Hun spiser.||She eats.|
|Drengen spiser mad.||The boy eats food.|
Danish verbs remain unchanged for all persons in a particular tense (Past, present future, etc. remain the same for each respective tense though endings change in the different tenses).
|Conjugation of verbs for the different persons in the present tense.|
|Person||Present singular||Present plural|
|1st. person||Jeg spiser||vi spiser|
|2nd. person||Du spiser||I spiser|
|3rd. person||han/hun/den/det spiser||de spiser|
The most important forms of verbs in Danish are: imperative ( imperativ), infinitive (infinitiv), present tense (nutid), past tense (datid), present perfect ( før nutid) , past perfect (før datid).
These forms are described in the tables in the next three topics.