Welcome to the fifth Icelandic lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Icelandic to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Icelandic|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] sonur minn er nemandi
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] dóttir hennar er nemandi
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] hann á hávaxinn bróðir
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] hún á hávaxna systur
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] bræður hans eru ungir
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] systur hans eru ungar
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Icelandic, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Icelandic|
|What do you mean? hvað meinarðu?|
|I don't understand ég skil ekki|
|I don't know ég veit það ekki|
|What is that called in Icelandic? hvað kallast þetta á íslensku?|
|What is this? hvað er þetta?|
|What does that word mean in English? hvað þýðir þetta orð á ensku?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) fyrirgefðu|
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