Family & Friends in Icelandic

Family & Friends in Icelandic 2017-07-21T10:19:10+00:00

Talking about your friends and relatives is much more fun than just talking about yourself. So, let’s learn some useful words & phrases that will help you talk to others about the people you love most.

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

Family & Friends in Icelandic

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Family & Relatives

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
friendship
vinátta
vinskapur

family [Sg]
fjölskylda
families [Pl]
fjölskyldur
parents
foreldrar
father [Sg]
faðir
fathers [Pl]
feður
dad [Sg]
pabbi
dads [Pl]
pabbar
daddy [Sg]
pabbi
daddies [Pl]
pabbar
mother [Sg]
móðir
mothers [Pl]
mæður
mom [Sg]
mamma
moms [Pl]
mömmur
mommy [Sg]
mamma
mommies [Pl]
mömmur
siblings / brothers and sisters
systkin
brother
bróðir
sister
systir
child [Sg]
barn
children [Pl]
börn
son [Sg]
sonur
sons [Pl]
synir
daughter [Sg]
dóttir
daughters [Pl]
dætur
grandparents
amma og afi
grandfather [Sg]
afi
grandfathers [Pl]
afar
grandpa [Sg]
afi
grandpas [Pl]
afar
grandmother [Sg]
amma
grandmothers [Pl]
ömmur
grandma [Sg]
amma
grandmas [Pl]
ömmur
grandchild [Sg]
barnabarn
grandchildren [Pl]
barnabörn
uncle [Sg]
frændi
uncles [Pl]
frændur
aunt [Sg]
frænka
aunts [Pl]
frænkur
cousin [Sg]
frændsystkin
cousins [Pl]
frændsystkin

Love & Friendship

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
love
ást
(to) love
(að) elska
I love you
ég elska þig
I love you very much
ég elska þig heitt
boyfriend
kærasti
girlfriend
kærasta
Do you want to marry me?
Viltu giftast mér?
husband [Sg]
eiginmaður
husbands [Pl]
eiginmenn
wife [Sg]
eiginkona
wives [Pl]
eiginkonur
married
kvæntur (m) [1], kvænt (f) [2]
married
giftur (m) [3], gift (f) [4]
friendship
vinátta
vinskapur

Notes:

1 Applies for men, a lesbian would also be "kvænt"2 Applies for women, a gay man would also be "giftur"

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