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

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
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 / shoulder
bak
öxl

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 hand
hægri hönd
left hand
vinstri hönd
finger [Sg]
fingur
fingers [Pl]
fingur
leg [Sg]
fótleggur
legs [Pl]
fótleggir
foot [Sg]
fótur
feet [Pl]
fætur
skin
húð
hair
hár
tooth [Sg]
tönn
teeth [Pl]
tennur
blood
blóð

Health & Illnesses

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
healthy
heilbrigður (m), heilbrigð (f), heilbrigt (n)
ill / sick
veikur (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.
doctor
læknir
medical office / doctor’s surgery
læknaskrifstofa
chemist’s / drugstore
apótek
hospital
spítali
sjúkrahús

illness / malady
veikindi

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