Welcome to the third Greenlandic lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Greenlandic to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun]
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun]
|Immuuteqarpunga, allaat aamma kaffiuteqarpunga |
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun]
|Pingasunik iipiliuteqarpoq |
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun]
|Ataasiinnarmik iipiliuteqarpoq |
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun]
|Illumi mikisumi najugaqarpugut |
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun]
|Ullaakkorsiutit uku mamaraakka |
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|Do you speak (English/ Greenlandic)?|
|(Tuluttut/ Kalaallit) oqalusinnaavit?|
|Just a little|
|I like Greenlandic|
|Kalaallit oqaasii nuannaaraakka|
|Can I practice with you?|
|How old are you?|
|I'm thirty three years old|
|It was nice talking to you|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Greenlandic. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.