Icelandic Nouns

Welcome to the third Icelandic lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Icelandic to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
kartöflur
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tómatar
onions
onions Audio
laukar
carrots
carrots Audio
gulrætur
fruits
fruits Audio
ávextir
apples
apples Audio
epli
bananas
bananas Audio
bananar
oranges
oranges Audio
appelsínur

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
Icelandic
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
ert þú með mjólk? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
ég hef mjólk og kaffi Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
hann hefur þrjú epli Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
hún hefur aðeins eitt epli Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
við búum í litlu húsi Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
mér finnst morgunmaturinn okkar góður Audio

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

bread
bread Audio
brauð
milk
milk Audio
mjólk
butter
butter Audio
smjör
cheese
cheese Audio
ostur
coffee
coffee Audio
kaffi
sandwich
sandwich Audio
samloka
meat
meat Audio
kjöt
chicken
chicken Audio
kjúklingur
fish
fish Audio
fiskur
breakfast
breakfast Audio
morgunmatur
lunch
lunch Audio
hádegismatur
dinner
dinner Audio
kvöldmatur

Conversation in Icelandic

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
Icelandic
Do you speak (English/ Icelandic)?
talarðu ensku/íslensku Audio
Just a little
bara lítið Audio
I like Icelandic
ég kann vel við íslensku Audio
Can I practice with you?
get ég æft mig með þér? Audio
How old are you?
hvað ertu gamall/gömul Audio
I'm thirty three years old
ég er 33 ára gamall Audio
It was nice talking to you
það var gaman að tala við þig! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Icelandic. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Icelandic Adjectives   Icelandic Adjectives

Icelandic Plural   Icelandic Plural



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