Icelandic Gender

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.

man
man Audio
maður
woman
woman Audio
kona
husband
husband Audio
eiginmaður
wife
wife Audio
eiginkona
boy
boy Audio
strákur
girl
girl Audio
stelpa
father
father Audio
faðir
mother
mother Audio
móðir

Gender Grammar Rules

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 Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
dóttir hennar er nemandi Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
hann á hávaxinn bróðir Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
hún á hávaxna systur Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
bræður hans eru ungir Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
systur hans eru ungar Audio

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.

son
son Audio
sonur
daughter
daughter Audio
dóttir
brother
brother Audio
bróðir
sister
sister Audio
systir
grandfather
grandfather Audio
afi
grandmother
grandmother Audio
amma
child
child Audio
barn
children
children Audio
börn

Expressions in Icelandic

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? Audio
I don't understand
ég skil ekki Audio
I don't know
ég veit það ekki Audio
What is that called in Icelandic?
hvað kallast þetta á íslensku? Audio
What is this?
hvað er þetta? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
hvað þýðir þetta orð á ensku? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
fyrirgefðu Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Icelandic. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Icelandic Plural   Icelandic Plural

Icelandic Numbers   Icelandic Numbers



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