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 and 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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