This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Icelandic. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
light / clear
ljós (m), ljós (f), ljóst (n)
dark
dimmur (m), dimm (f), dimmt (n)
color
color
litur
colored
colored
litaður (m), lituð (f), litað (n)
white
white
hvítur (m), hvít (f), hvítt (n)
black
black
svartur (m), svört (f), svart (n)
yellow
yellow
gulur (m), gul (f), gult (n)
orange
orange
appelsínugulur (m), appelsínugul (f), appelsínugult (n)
red
red
rauður (m), rauð (f), rautt (n)
pink
pink
bleikur (m), bleik (f), bleikt (n)
violet
violet
fjólublár (m), fjólublá (f), fjólublátt (n)
blue
blue
blár (m), blá (f), blátt (n)
green
green
grænn (m), græn (f), grænt (n)
brown
brown
brúnn (m), brún (f), brúnt (n)
grey
grey
grár (m), grá (f), grátt (n)

Appearance & attributes

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
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)
young
ungur (m), ung (f), ungt (n)
kind / pleasant
ljúfur (m), ljúf (f), ljúft (n)
unkind / unpleasant
óvingjarnlegur (m), óvingjarnleg (f), óvingjarnlegt (n)
patient
þolinmóður (m), þolinmóð (f), þolinmótt (n)
tall (When talking about people)
hávaxinn (m), hávaxin (f), hávaxið (n)
middle sized (When talking about people)
meðalhár (m), meðalhá (f), meðalhátt (n)
small (When talking about people)
lágvaxinn (m), lágvaxin (f), lágvaxið (n)
fat
feitur (m), feit (f), feitt (n)
thin / slim
grannur (m), grönn (f), grannt (n)
nice / pretty
fríður (m), fríð (f), frítt (n)
beautiful
fallegur (m), falleg (f), fallegt (n)
ugly
ljótur (m), ljót (f), ljótt (n)
ill / sick
veikur (m), veik (f), veikt (n)
healthy
heilbrigður (m), heilbrigð (f), heilbrigt (n)
happy / cheerful
glaður (m), glöð (f), glatt (n)
sad
leiður (m), leið (f), leitt (n)
sporty
íþróttamannslegur (m), íþróttamannsleg (f), íþróttamannslegt (n)
ambitioned
metnaðarfullur (m), metnaðarfull (f), metnaðarfullt (n)
intelligent
gáfaður (m), gáfuð (f), gáfað (n)
creative
skapandi
active
aktívur (m), aktív (f), aktívt (n)
sentimental
viðkvæmur (m), viðkvæm (f), viðkvæmt (n)
rational
skynsamur (m), skynsöm (f), skynsamt (n)
emotional
tilfinningasamur (m), tilfinningasöm (f), tilfinningasamt (n)
natural
eðlilegur (m), eðlileg (f), eðlilegt (n)
romantic
rómantískur (m), rómantísk (f), rómantískt (n)
nice / amiable
vingjarnlegur (m), vingjarnleg (f), vingjarnlegt (n)
spontaneous
bráðlátur (m), bráðlát (f), bráðlátt (n)
energetic
orkubolti
stressed (out)
stressaður (m), stressuð (f), stressað (n)
relaxed
afslappaður (m), afslöppuð (f), afslappað (n)
frustrated
pirraður (m), pirruð (f), pirrað (n)
talented
hæfileikaríkur (m), hæfileikarík (f), hæfileikaríkt (n)

Questions & phrases

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?
Hvernig lítur hann út?
What does she look like?
Hvernig lítur hún út?
What is he like?
Hvernig er hann?
What is she like?
Hvernig er hún?

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