Icelandic Plural

Welcome to the fourth Icelandic lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
bók
books
books Audio
bækur
car
car Audio
bíll
cars
cars Audio
bílar
tree
tree Audio
tré
trees
trees Audio
tré
flower
flower Audio
blóm
flowers
flowers Audio
blóm

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Icelandic
I speak one language
[singular form]
ég tala eitt tungumál Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
við tölum þrjú tungulmál Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
hann heimsækir mörg lönd Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
þeir eru ánægðir núna Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
hún á fimm rauða skó Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ég vil samloku án lauks Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
kona
women
women Audio
konur
man
man Audio
maður
men
men Audio
menn
house
house Audio
hús
houses
houses Audio
hús
cup
country Audio
bolli
cups
countries Audio
bollar
cow
cow Audio
kýr
cows
cows Audio
kýr
horse
horse Audio
hestur
horses
horses Audio
hestar

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Icelandic by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Icelandic
Help
hjálp! Audio
Call the ambulance
hringdu í sjúkrabíl! Audio
I need a doctor
ég þarfnast læknis Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
hvar er næsta apótek? Audio
Are you okay?
er allt í lagi með þig? Audio
I am sick
ég er veikur Audio
Call the police
hringdu á lögregluna! Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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 Nouns   Icelandic Nouns

Icelandic Gender   Icelandic Gender



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