How to use the indefinite article in Icelandic

How to use the indefinite article in Icelandic

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Icelandic? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Icelandic lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Icelandic indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' does not exist in Icelandic. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.

Examples

fugl
a bird
bróðir
a brother
systir
a sister
borg
a city
maður
a man
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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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Basic words and phrases in Icelandic

Learn to get by in Icelandic with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Icelandic, introduce yourself in Icelandic and even hold a conversation in Icelandic after you have met someone.

Það er einhver hér.
There is someone here.
Það er köttur hér.
There is a cat here.
Það er fugl hér.
There is a bird here.
Það er matur hér.
There is food here.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Icelandic

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns in English (a book, a chair, a door etc.). To get started in Icelandic, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns bók, stóll and hurð (book, chair, door). Once you have learned these nouns, you can then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. This is easy in Icelandic, because in Icelandic, there is no indefinite article. So the word bók can mean book or a book, the word stóll can mean chair or a chair and the word hurð can mean door or a door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Icelandic including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Icelandic nouns bók, stóll and hurð, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Icelandic).

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