We’ll now learn talking about parts of the human body as well as some useful Icelandic words and phrases related to Health and Illnesses. Let’s hope you’ll never need them, but better be prepared than sorry as they say…

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

Body & Health in Icelandic

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The Body

body [Sg]líkami
bodies [Pl]líkamar
head [Sg]höfuð
heads [Pl]höfuð
face [Sg]andlit
faces [Pl]andlit
eye [Sg]auga
eyes [Pl]augu
ear [Sg]eyra
ears [Pl]eyru
nose [Sg]nef
noses [Pl]nef
mouth [Sg]munnur
mouths [Pl]munnar
tongue [Sg]tunga
tongues [Pl]tungur
neck [Sg]háls
necks [Pl]hálsar
chest [Sg]brjóstkassi
chests [Pl]brjóstkassar
back / shoulderbak

stomach [Sg]magi
stomachs [Pl]magar
heart [Sg]hjarta
hearts [Pl]hjörtu
arm [Sg]handleggur
arms [Pl]handleggir
elbow [Sg]olnbogi
elbows [Pl]olnbogar
hand [Sg]hönd
hands [Pl]hendur
right handhægri hönd
left handvinstri hönd
finger [Sg]fingur
fingers [Pl]fingur
leg [Sg]fótleggur
legs [Pl]fótleggir
foot [Sg]fótur
feet [Pl]fætur
tooth [Sg]tönn
teeth [Pl]tennur

Health & Illnesses

healthyheilbrigður (m), heilbrigð (f), heilbrigt (n)
ill / sickveikur (m), veik (f), veikt (n)
lasinn (m), lasin (f), lasið (n)

ache [Sg]verkur
aches [Pl]verkir
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts.Mér er illt í [...].
My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt.Mér er illt í [...].
I have a stomach ache.Mér er illt í maganum.
My legs hurt.Mér er illt í fótunum.
medical office / doctor’s surgerylæknaskrifstofa
chemist’s / drugstoreapótek

illness / maladyveikindi

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