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.

CardinalIcelandicOrdinalIcelandic
oneeinn Audiofirstfyrsti Audio
twotveir Audiosecondannar Audio
threeþrír Audiothirdþriðji Audio
fourfjórir Audiofourthfjórði Audio
fivefimm Audiofifthfimmti Audio
sixsex Audiosixthsjötti Audio
sevensjö Audioseventhsjöundi Audio
eightátta Audioeightháttundi Audio
nineníu Audioninthníundi Audio
tentíu Audiotenthtíundi Audio
elevenellefu Audioeleventhellefti Audio
twelvetólf Audiotwelfthtólfti Audio
thirteenþrettán Audiothirteenthþrettándi Audio
fourteenfjórtán Audioonceeinu sinni Audio
fifteenfimmtán Audiotwicetvisvar Audio
sixteensextán AudioMondaymánudagur Audio
seventeensautján AudioTuesdayþriðjudagur Audio
eighteenátján AudioWednesdaymiðvikudagur Audio
nineteennítján AudioThursdayfimmtudagur Audio
twentytuttugu AudioFridayföstudagur Audio
seventy onesjötíu og einn AudioSaturdaylaugardagur Audio
one hundredeitt hundrað AudioSundaysunnudagur 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 + RulesIcelandic
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.

EnglishIcelandic
Where are you from?hvaðan ertu? Audio
I'm from the U.Ség er frá bandaríkjunum Audio
I'm Americanég er ameríkani Audio
Where do you live?hvar áttu heima? Audio
I live in the U.Ség bý í bandaríkjunum Audio
What do you do for a living?við hvað starfarðu? Audio
I'm a studentég 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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