Icelandic Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Icelandic. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Icelandic.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Icelandic conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Icelandic
I speak English
ég tala ensku Audio
you speak French
þú talar frönsku Audio
he speaks German
hann talar þýsku Audio
she speaks Italian
hún talar ítölsku Audio
we speak Arabic
við tölum arabísku Audio
they speak Chinese
þeir tala kínversku Audio

The past tense in Icelandic conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Icelandic
I visited France
ég heimsótti frakkland Audio
you visited Italy
þú heimsóttir ítalíu Audio
he visited Morocco
hann heimsótti marokkó Audio
she visited China
hún heimsótti kína Audio
we visited Mexico
við heimsóttum mexíkó Audio
they visited Kenya
þau heimsóttu kenía Audio

The future tense in Icelandic conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Icelandic
I will drink milk
ég mun drekka mjólk Audio
you will drink coffee
þú munt drekka kaffi Audio
he will drink tea
hann mun drekka te Audio
she will drink water
hún mun drekka vatn Audio
we will drink apple juice
við munum drekka eplasafa Audio
they will drink tea
þeir munu drekka te Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
eyra
eye
eye Audio
auga
mouth
mouth Audio
munnur
nose
nose Audio
nef
hair
hair Audio
hár
face
face Audio
andlit
head
head Audio
höfuð
heart
heart Audio
hjarta
hand
hand Audio
hönd
fingers
fingers Audio
fingur
leg
leg Audio
fótur
feet
feet Audio
fætur

Travel Phrases in Icelandic

Imagine yourself in some Icelandic speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Icelandic
Can you help me?
geturðu hjálpað mér? Audio
Can I help you?
get ég hjálpað þér? Audio
Where is the airport?
hvar er flugvöllurinn? Audio
Go straight
farðu beint áfram Audio
Then
svo Audio
Turn left
beygðu til vinstri Audio
Turn right
beygðu til hægri Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Icelandic was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Icelandic Vocabulary   Icelandic Vocabulary

Icelandic Audio   Icelandic Audio



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