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Archive for April, 2012

Easter proverbs Posted by on Apr 9, 2012

Here are the sayings I have from this year’s chocolate Easter eggs, as described in Hulda’s previous post. Some of them are clear just by looking up the individual words, but some, as she mentioned, might not make sense even to a native speaker. There might be some errors in typing them up, I noticed…

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Gleðilega Páska! Posted by on Apr 5, 2012

Happy Easter to all you readers! The holidays have begun in Iceland and we’re now living the dymbilvika/kyrravika (Holy Week). I’m not counting last Sunday’s Pálmasunnudagur (Palm Sunday) because the actual páskafrí (Easter holiday/vacation) officially started today and to Icelanders that is what matters the most. Freely quoting my boyfriend and a teacher of mine…

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Doctors, Clinics, Medicine Posted by on Apr 3, 2012

Edit: This is a very long post, I’ve edited it to make it a little more concise but I’ll do shorter ones in the future. Also, welcome, Hulda! Sometimes when I find new things or people correct me I go back and edit old posts to reflect the new information. For example, I added a…

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Komið þið sæl! Posted by on Apr 1, 2012

Greetings from Iceland! I’m Hulda and I’m the newest addition to the language blogging team, nice to meet you all! I’ve only lived here for a short while – a bit over a year – but in that time alone the country and its people have totally won me over.  I have been writing so…

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