I guess it depends on the length of your stay in Denmark and your time and interest in learning a language, for which there’s little use outside of Denmark/Scandinavia. As you point out, Danish can be a somewhat challenging language to learn, in particular when it comes to the phonetics of the language.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that you can get by fairly easily with English…so if you’re in the country for a shorter period of time you could just learn a few basic, yet useful phrases and words…”how do I get to…”, “how much is….”, etc. Then, of course, you’d still have to be able to understand the answer
If, on the other hand, you’ll be in the country for an extended period of time you should probably learn the language. In my opinion the easiest and most efficient way to learn a foreign language is to take a class or course. In addition, you’ll have the advantage of being in the country, i.e. it’ll be a “full immersion”-type learning situation where you can read, listen, speak and interact with native speakers all the time. I’m sure you can get more specific information on this if you contact your local municipality.
@ “full immersion”-type learning situation where you can read, listen, speak and interact with native speakers all the time
You never spent much time in Denmark as a Danish learner, did you? What happens in real life is that once they smell foreigner, they switch to English - no matter where the foreigner comes from. (maybe he does not understand English any better than Danish? Nobody cares.) And to be part of their interaction in Danish the foreigner has to be really good ...