Greenlandic Nouns

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.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
katorfilit
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tomati
onions
onions Audio
uanitsut
carrots
carrots Audio
musat
fruits
fruits Audio
paarnat
apples
apples Audio
iipilit
bananas
bananas Audio
bananit
oranges
oranges Audio
appelsiinat

Nouns Grammar Rules

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
Greenlandic
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
Immuuteqarpit? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
Immuuteqarpunga, allaat aamma kaffiuteqarpunga Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
Pingasunik iipiliuteqarpoq Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
Ataasiinnarmik iipiliuteqarpoq Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
Illumi mikisumi najugaqarpugut Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
Ullaakkorsiutit uku mamaraakka Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
iffiaq
milk
milk Audio
immuk
butter
butter Audio
punneq
cheese
cheese Audio
osti
coffee
coffee Audio
kaffi
sandwich
sandwich Audio
qallersukkat
meat
meat Audio
neqi
chicken
chicken Audio
kukkukuuaraq
fish
fish Audio
aalisagaq
breakfast
breakfast Audio
ullaakkorsiutit
lunch
lunch Audio
frokosti
dinner
dinner Audio
unnukkorsiutit

Conversation in Greenlandic

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.

English
Greenlandic
Do you speak (English/ Greenlandic)?
(Tuluttut/ Kalaallit) oqalusinnaavit? Audio
Just a little
Immannguaq Audio
I like Greenlandic
Kalaallit oqaasii nuannaaraakka Audio
Can I practice with you?
Ilinniaqatigisinnaavakkit? Audio
How old are you?
Qassinik ukioqarpit? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
33-nik ukioqarpunga Audio
It was nice talking to you
Oqalugatigalutit nuannaraara Audio

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.

Greenlandic Adjectives   Greenlandic Adjectives

Greenlandic Plural   Greenlandic Plural



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