Icelandic Adjectives

Welcome to the second Icelandic lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Icelandic to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
svartur
grey
grey Audio
grár
white
white Audio
hvítur
blue
blue Audio
blár
green
green Audio
grænn
yellow
yellow Audio
gulur
red
red Audio
rauður
brown
brown Audio
brúnn

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Icelandic
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
húsið mitt er hvítt Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
landið þitt er stórt Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
nýjar bækur eru dýrar Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
við erum ánægð hér Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
hún á þrjá litla hunda Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
þetta tungumál er mjög auðvelt Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ég á lítið grænt hús Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
kuldi
hot
hot Audio
heitt
cloudy
cloudy Audio
skýjað
rainy
rainy Audio
rigning
snowy
snowy Audio
snjókoma
sunny
sunny Audio
sólríkt
windy
windy Audio
vindasamt
warm
warm Audio
heitt

Conversation in Icelandic

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Icelandic
hi
Audio
how are you?
hvernig hefurðu það? Audio
I'm good, thank you
ég hef það gott, takk Audio
and you?
en þú? Audio
what is your name?
hvað heitirðu? Audio
my name is Maya
ég heiti maya Audio
nice to meet you
gaman að hitta þig! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Icelandic. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Icelandic Alphabet   Icelandic Alphabet

Icelandic Nouns   Icelandic Nouns



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