• contramelti'm so glad this blog exists! :) i have a question! i really want to make a tattoo, i love bjork's "all is full of love" and i wonder if the translation of it (allt er fullt af àst) is right! I'd be so thankful if u guys helped me a bit here!
  • Já, that’s correct, just change the grave accent to an acute one. Björk even sang an Icelandic version of that song in concert once. You can find a recording of it on YouTube.

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  • swirlinginaprilHi :) just one question... why did you write "strong verbs ... weak verbs" in the lesson about nouns? I'm a little bit confused. Thanks :)
  • Fyrirgefðu! That was meant to say nouns. I got confused as well by the question, as there ARE strong and weak verbs, but I couldn’t understand why I would have written about them at that time. That’s what happens when you write these things at 4am as I tend to do. I’m surprised nobody else pointed that out before. Again, sorry, and it’s been fixed.

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  • wingletsHello! I just discovered your blog today :) I have been learning Icelandic for a few weeks using the icelandiconline website from the University of Iceland. Are you familiar with it and do you think it takes a good approach at teaching the language? Thanks!
  • I’m vaguely aware of the site, and may have signed up at one point, but I can’t say that I’ve ever actually used it. It does seem to be the primary place people are pointed toward in terms of online learning… however, it’s also the only place I know of. Sorry I can’t be of any real help. =/

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  • heylittleghostI was wondering if you could help me with a question regarding Icelandic. Does ævintýra mean adventure or adventurer (i.e., someone who has adventures)? And is it the correct declension for a female, please? Thank you so much!
  • Ævintýrakona is the word you’re probably looking for. It literally means ‘adventure woman’, or ‘adventuress’. =]

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  • catcnzI would like to know the variation of the verb "to read" Takk :)
  • You mean the conjugation? Well, we’ve done that word, but for shits and giggles:

    lesa /ˈlɛːsa/  v. (acc) read

    participle: lesið

    present: ég les, þú lest, það les, við lesum, þið lesið, þau lesa

    past: ég las, þú last, það las, við lásum, þið lásuð, þau lásu

    command: lestu

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  • serenselkieHæ! Gaman að hitta þig :) Just wanted to say you have a fantastic blog! I'm in the process of learning Icelandic and this is a huge help. Bless!
  • Sömuleiðis. Thank you and you’re quite welcome. =]

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dvergabondi:

fuckyeahislenska:

vvhoriblee asked if we could translate “I’ll write to make you love again.”

I’m far from a native speaker, but my best stab is Ég skal skrifa skyldað þig elskar aftur.“ I’m not entirely comfortable handling the numerous verbs, so I gladly invite corrections.

"Ég skal skrifa til að láta þig elska aftur"

^ There ya go.

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vvhoriblee asked if we could translate “I’ll write to make you love again.”

I’m far from a native speaker, but my best stab is Ég skal skrifa skyldað þig elskar aftur.“ I’m not entirely comfortable handling the numerous verbs, so I gladly invite corrections.

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I’m sorry the lesson day wasn’t posted today. There’s been a death in my family and I need some time. Thanks for understanding. Bless.

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  • catcnzhello. I bought a dictionary Icelandic / English nouns but have no endings. You know you recommend a dictionary (available on the Internet) with the endings? thanks
  • I’m sorry. And yes, the University of Wisconsin site and Wiktionary both list the genitive singular and nominative plural forms.

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