Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Icelandic adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Icelandic“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
good
góður (m), góð (f), gott (n)
bad
slæmur (m), slæm (f), slæmt (n)
new
nýr (m), ný (f), nýtt (n)
old
gamall (m), gömul (f), gamalt (n)
small
smár (m), smá (f), smátt (n)
large / big
stór (m), stór (f), stórt (n)
long
langur (m), löng (f), langt (n)
short
stuttur (m), stutt (f), stutt (n)
cheap
ódýr (m), ódýr (f), ódýrt (n)
expensive
dýr (m), dýr (f), dýrt (n)
light / clear
ljós (m), ljós (f), ljóst (n)
dark
dimmur (m), dimm (f), dimmt (n)
late
seinn (m), sein (f), seint (n)
early
snemmt
interesting
áhugaverður (m), áhugaverð (f), áhugavert (n)
boring
leiðinlegur (m), leiðinleg (f), leiðinlegt (n)
tired
þreyttur (m), þreytt (f), þreytt (n)
easy / simple
auðveldur (m), auðveld (f), auðvelt (n)
for free
ókeypis
right / correct
réttur (m), rétt (f), rétt (n)
wrong
rangur (m), röng (f), rangt (n)
strong
sterkur (m), sterk (f), sterkt (n)
weak
veikur (m), veik (f), veikt (n)

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