How to use adjectives in Icelandic

How to use adjectives in Icelandic

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Icelandic? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Icelandic lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Icelandic adjectives.

Icelandic adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Adjectives come before the noun in Icelandic as in English. Adjectives in Icelandic agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form.


lítla húsið
the small house
stóra húsið
the big house
svarta húsið
the black house
gamla húsið
the old house
hvíta húsið
the white house
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Icelandic retains an inflectional grammar comparable to that of Old English. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Icelandic would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Step 7 : Adjectives in Icelandic

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Icelandic adjectives stór, lítill and gamall (big, small, old). Using the nouns bók, stóll and hurð (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Icelandic adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives stór, lítill and gamall with the nouns bók, stóll and hurð you can move on to Step 8 (Icelandic Verbs).

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