Danish tends to use the "soft-d" after vowels, the best way to describe it is a cross between an English "l" and an English "th". It's generally pronounced with the tongue behind the bottom teeth while trying to say the English "th"
In general ''Mad'' means food, but when we are going to eat dinner, we'll say ''Der er mad'' which means ''Theres dinner.'' (Like ''Dinner is ready'') So ''Mad'' are shorten and comes from the word ''aftensmad.'' Hope it didnt confused you even more