Food & Drinks in Icelandic

Food & Drinks in Icelandic 2017-07-21T10:19:11+00:00

Food and drinks are a recurring talking point, not only while eating out on vacation. So let’s learn the most common words and phrases related to this topic.

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

Food & Drinks in Icelandic

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Basic Food & Spices

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
bread [Sg]
brauð
breads [Pl]
brauð
roll [Sg]
rúnstykki
rolls [Pl]
rúnstykki
butter
smjör
cheese
ostur
honey
hunang
jam [Sg]
sulta
jams [Pl]
sultur
egg [Sg]
egg
eggs [Pl]
egg
noodles
núðlur
rice
hrísgrjón
yoghurt [Sg]
jógúrt
yoghurts [Pl]
jógúrtir
sugar
sykur
salt
salt
pepper
pipar
spice [Sg]
krydd
spices [Pl]
krydd
oil
olía

Basic Words & Phrases

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) eat
(að) borða
food
matur
(to) drink
(að) drekka
drink [Sg]
drykkur
drinks [Pl]
drykkir
hungry
svangur (m), svöng (f), svangt (n)
hunger
hungur
thirsty
þyrstur (m), þyrst (f), þyrst (n)
thirst
þorsti
(to) cook
(að) elda
(to) taste
(að) smakka
tasty
bragðgóður
delicious
gómsætur
Bon appetit! / Enjoy your meal!
Verði þér að góðu!
Cheers! / To your health!
Skál!
breakfast
morgunmatur
lunch
hádegismatur
dinner
kvöldmatur
restaurant [Sg]
veitingastaður
restaurants [Pl]
veitingastaðir
bar [Sg]
bar
bars [Pl]
barir
café
kaffihús

Dishes

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
soup [Sg]
súpa
soups [Pl]
súpur
salad [Sg]
salat
salads [Pl]
salöt
french fries / chips
franskar
flögur

Dishes & Cutlery

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
cutlery
hnífapör
fork
gaffall
spoon
skeið
knife
hnífur
plate
diskur
glass
glas
cup
bolli
mug
kanna

Drinks

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
water
vatn
mineral water
ölkelduvatn
soda water / sparkling water
sódavatn
still water
kranavatn
juice [Sg]
safi
juices [Pl]
safar
beer
bjór
wine
vín
champagne
kampavín
cocktail
kokteill
hanastél

milk
mjólk
cocoa
kakó
coffee
kaffi
tea
te

Flavors

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
sweet
sætur (m), sæt (f), sætt (n)
sour
súr (m), súr (f), súrt (n)
spicy
kryddaður (m), krydduð (f), kryddað (n)
salty
saltur (m), sölt (f), salt (n)
bitter
beiskur (m), beisk (f), beiskt (n)

Fruit & Vegetables

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
fruit
ávextir
vegetables
grænmeti
apple [Sg]
epli
apples [Pl]
epli
orange [Sg]
appelsína
oranges [Pl]
appelsínur
strawberry [Sg]
jarðarber
strawberries [Pl]
jarðarber
banana [Sg]
banani
bananas [Pl]
bananar
potato [Sg]
kartafla
potatoes [Pl]
kartöflur
cucumber [Sg]
gúrka
cucumbers [Pl]
gúrkur

Meat & Sausages

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
meat
kjöt
sausage [Sg]
bjúga
sausages [Pl]
bjúgu
small sausage [Sg]
pylsa
small sausages [Pl]
pylsur
ham
skinka
chicken
kjúklingur
fish
fiskur
beef
nautakjöt
lamb
lambakjöt

Sweets

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
chocolate
súkkulaði
pie [Sg]
baka
pies [Pl]
bökur
cake [Sg]
kaka
cakes [Pl]
kökur
biscuit [Sg]
kex
biscuits [Pl]
kex
icecream
ís

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