Cities & Traffic in Icelandic

Cities & Traffic in Icelandic 2017-11-27T08:17:02+00:00

This vocabulary lesson will teach you the Icelandic words for buildings, monuments, streets and vehicles, as well as talking about different modes of public transportation.

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

Cities & Traffic in Icelandic

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Shops, Buildings and Institutions

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
shop
búð
verslun

department store
stórverslun
kiosk
sjoppa
bakery
bakarí
confectionery
sælgætisbúð
butcher’s
slátrari
market
markaður
library
bókasafn
church
kirkja
cinema
bíóhús
theater
leikhús
hotel [Sg]
hótel
hotels [Pl]
hótel
bank
banki
school
skóli
university
háskóli
kindergarten
leikskóli
chemist’s / drugstore
apótek
hospital
spítali
sjúkrahús

Cities and Places

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
town / city
bær
borg

house
hús
building
bygging
street / road
gata
vegur

avenue
breiðstræti
bridge
brú
center/city center
miðbær
miðborg

crossing
vegamót
square
torg
park
almenningsgarður
landmark / sight
kennileiti
monument
minnisvarði

Traffic, Vehicles and Transportation

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
vehicle
ökutæki
car
bíll
train
lest
bus
rúta [1]
strætó

tram
sporvagn
metro
neðanjarðarlest
bicycle
hjól
reiðhjól

motorbike
mótorhjól
taxi
leigubíll
airplane
flugvél
ship
skip
(train) station
(lestar) stöð
main station
aðalstöð
stop
stopp
station / stop
stoppistöð
parking area
bílastæði
petrol station
bensínstöð
(to) go by car
(að) fara á bíl
(to) go by motorbike
(að) fara á mótorhjóli
(to) go by bike
(að) fara á hjóli
(to) go by bus
(að) fara í strætó
(að) fara með rútu

(to) go by metro
(að) fara með lest

Notes:

1 rúta is used for busses that drive outside a city or town, strætó runs inside a city or town with a fixed schedule

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