People & Professions in Icelandic

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Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

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

People & Professions in Icelandic

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People

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
human (being) / person
manneskja
persóna

people / humans
fólk
woman
kona
man
maður
child
barn
girl
stelpa
boy
strákur

Professions

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
profession
starfsgrein
employee / worker
starfsmaður
clerk / official
starfsmaður á skrifstofu
colleague
samstarfsmaður
pensioner / retiree
eftirlaunaþegi
unemployed person / jobseeker
atvinnulaus [1]
doctor
læknir
journalist
blaðamaður
engineer
verkfræðingur
boss
yfirmaður
director
forstöðumaður
manager
stjórnandi
secretary
ritari
driver
bílstjóri
farmer
bóndi
baker
bakari
salesman (m), saleswoman (f)
sölumaður (m), sölukona (f)
nurse
hjúkrunarfræðingur
policeman (m), policewoman (f)
lögreglumaður (m), lögreglukona (f)
cook / chef
kokkur
matreiðslumaður

teacher (m), female teacher (f)
kennari
shoemaker [Sg]
skósmiður
shoemakers [Pl]
skósmiðir
watchmaker [Sg]
úrsmiður
watchmakers [Pl]
úrsmiðir

Work & Application

EnglishIcelandicPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) work
(að) vinna
work / job
starf
workplace
vinnustaður
employment / occupation
atvinna
office
skrifstofa
factory
verksmiðja
construction site
byggingasvæði
salary
laun
(to) earn
(að) þéna
(to) look for a job
(að) leita að vinnu
(to) find a job
(að) finna vinnu
job interview
atvinnuviðtal
CV
ferilskrá
education
menntun
experience
reynsla

Notes:

1 There's also the word "atvinnuleysingi" but it sounds degrading

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