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Greetings

 
Hello! Halló!
Halló!Hello!
Good morning! (sg/pl) Góðan daginn!
Góðan daginn!Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) Góðan daginn!
Góðan daginn!Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) Gott kvöld!
Gott kvöld!Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) Góða nótt!
Góða nótt!Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) Bless
BlessBye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) Vertu blessaður!
Vertu blessaður!Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

 
yes já
yes
no nei
neino
maybe kannski
kannskimaybe
OK ókey
ókeyOK
Thank you! takk!
takk!Thank you!
You're welcome! (m/f) Gjörðu svo vel!
Gjörðu svo vel!You're welcome! (m/f)
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) Fyrirgefðu, ...
Fyrirgefðu, ...Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) Mér þykir það leitt.
Mér þykir það leitt.I'm sorry. (m/f)
I have … / I don't have ... Ég á .../ Ég á ekki ...
Ég á .../ Ég á ekki ...I have … / I don't have ...
We (don't) have … Við eigum .../ Við eigum ekki...
Við eigum .../ Við eigum ekki...We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... Það er til .../ Það er ekki til ...
Það er til .../ Það er ekki til ...There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

 
My name is ... Ég heiti ...
Ég heiti ...My name is ...
I'm from ... Ég kem ...
Ég kem ...I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. Ég er ... ára gamall. / Ég er ... ára gömul.
Ég er ... ára gamall.
Ég er ... ára gömul.
I'm ... years old.
I am married. / I am not married. Ég er giftur./ Ég er ekki giftur.
Ég er giftur./ Ég er ekki giftur.I am married. / I am not married.
I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f) Ég ferðast einn./ Ég ferðast ekki einn./ Ég ferðast ein./ Ég ferðast ekki ein.
Ég ferðast einn./ Ég ferðast ekki einn./ Ég ferðast ein./ Ég ferðast ekki ein.I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f)
I'm traveling with ... Ég ferðast með ...
Ég ferðast með ...I'm traveling with ...

Comprehension

 
I don't speak any Icelandic. Ég tala ekki íslensku.
Ég tala ekki íslensku.I don't speak any Icelandic.
I don't understand that. (m/f) Ég skil það ekki.
Ég skil það ekki.I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) Talar þú ...?
Talar þú ...?Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? Talar einhver ...?
Talar einhver ...?Does anyone here speak ... ?
English ensku
enskuEnglish
French frönsku
frönskuFrench
Could you write that down please. (m/f) Gætirðu skrifað þetta upp?
Gætirðu skrifað þetta upp?Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) Gætirðu endurtekið þetta?
Gætirðu endurtekið þetta?Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. Augnablik.
Augnablik.Just a moment please.

Numbers

 
zero núll
núllzero
one Einn
Einnone
two Tveir
Tveirtwo
three Þrír
Þrírthree
four Fjórir
Fjórirfour
five Fimm
Fimmfive
six Sex
Sexsix
seven Sjö
Sjöseven
eight Átta
Áttaeight
nine Níu
Níunine
ten Tíu
Tíuten
eleven Ellefu
Ellefueleven
twelve Tólf
Tólftwelve
thirteen Þrettán
Þrettánthirteen
fourteen Fjórtán
Fjórtánfourteen
fifteen Fimmtán
Fimmtánfifteen
sixteen Sextán
Sextánsixteen
seventeen Sautján
Sautjánseventeen
eighteen Átján
Átjáneighteen
nineteen Nítján
Nítjánnineteen
twenty Tuttugu
Tuttugutwenty
twenty-one Tuttugu og einn
Tuttugu og einntwenty-one
thirty Þrjátíu
Þrjátíuthirty
forty Fjörutíu
Fjörutíuforty
fifty Fimmtíu
Fimmtíufifty
sixty Sextíu
Sextíusixty
seventy Sjötíu
Sjötíuseventy
eighty Áttatíu
Áttatíueighty
ninety Níutíu
Níutíuninety
one hundred Hundrað
Hundraðone hundred
one thousand Þúsund
Þúsundone thousand
one million Ein milljón
Ein milljónone million
some / a couple Nokkur
Nokkursome / a couple
 

 

 

 
 
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