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


family [Sg]fjölskylda
families [Pl]fjölskyldur
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 sisterssystkin
child [Sg]barn
children [Pl]börn
son [Sg]sonur
sons [Pl]synir
daughter [Sg]dóttir
daughters [Pl]dætur
grandparentsamma 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

(to) love(að) elska
I love youég elska þig
I love you very muchég elska þig heitt
Do you want to marry me?Viltu giftast mér?
husband [Sg]eiginmaður
husbands [Pl]eiginmenn
wife [Sg]eiginkona
wives [Pl]eiginkonur
marriedkvæntur (m) [1], kvænt (f) [2]
marriedgiftur (m) [3], gift (f) [4]


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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