Icelandic Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Icelandic lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Icelandic to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal Icelandic Ordinal Icelandic
one einn Audio first fyrsti Audio
two tveir Audio second annar Audio
three þrír Audio third þriðji Audio
four fjórir Audio fourth fjórði Audio
five fimm Audio fifth fimmti Audio
six sex Audio sixth sjötti Audio
seven sjö Audio seventh sjöundi Audio
eight átta Audio eighth áttundi Audio
nine níu Audio ninth níundi Audio
ten tíu Audio tenth tíundi Audio
eleven ellefu Audio eleventh ellefti Audio
twelve tólf Audio twelfth tólfti Audio
thirteen þrettán Audio thirteenth þrettándi Audio
fourteen fjórtán Audio once einu sinni Audio
fifteen fimmtán Audio twice tvisvar Audio
sixteen sextán Audio Monday mánudagur Audio
seventeen sautján Audio Tuesday þriðjudagur Audio
eighteen átján Audio Wednesday miðvikudagur Audio
nineteen nítján Audio Thursday fimmtudagur Audio
twenty tuttugu Audio Friday föstudagur Audio
seventy one sjötíu og einn Audio Saturday laugardagur Audio
one hundred eitt hundrað Audio Sunday sunnudagur Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Icelandic cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Icelandic. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules Icelandic
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
ég á þrjá hunda Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
dætur mínar eiga tvo ketti Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
hún talar sjö tungumál Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
bróðir minn á einn son Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
þetta er annar tíminn minn Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
lastu þriðju bókina? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
kýr
goat
goat Audio
geit
donkey
donkey Audio
asni
horse
horse Audio
hestur
dog
dog Audio
hundur
cat
cat Audio
köttur
mouse
mouse Audio
mús
bird
bird Audio
fugl

Conversation in Icelandic

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English Icelandic
Where are you from? hvaðan ertu? Audio
I'm from the U.S ég er frá bandaríkjunum Audio
I'm American ég er ameríkani Audio
Where do you live? hvar áttu heima? Audio
I live in the U.S ég bý í bandaríkjunum Audio
What do you do for a living? við hvað starfarðu? Audio
I'm a student ég er nemandi Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Icelandic? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Icelandic Gender   Icelandic Gender

Icelandic Phrases   Icelandic Phrases



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