Exercise Post Posted by sequoia on May 26, 2012 in Icelandic grammar
Here are some things that you can use to study a few of the topics I’ve covered in previous posts. I haven’t taught you all of the grammar needed to understand the questions, or even everything needed to completely understand the posts I’m having you exercise, but that will have to come later or from your own textbooks.
For the post about spelling:
Hvernig er það stafað? – How is that spelled? (More literally: How is it spelled?)
Geturðu (“getur þú”) stafað nafnið þitt? – Can you spell your name? (Canyou “can you” spell namethe yours?)
You can replace “nafnið” in the sentence with “heimilisfangið” to mean home (mailing) address or “netfangið” to mean Email address, and the rest of the sentence would be unchanged.
For numbers part one and part two:
Hvað er símanúmerið þitt? – What’s your phone number? (What is phonenumberthe yours?)
Geturðu að segja símanúmerið þitt? – Can you say your phone number? (Canyou to say phonenumberthe yours?).
Símanúmerið mitt er… – My phone number is… (Phonenumberthe my is…)
Hvað kostar…? – How much is… (What costs…?)
Here you can insert a number of things to make it a complete sentence, including “þetta – this”, “hún/hann/það – it”, and the actual name of what you’re talking about. Remember that with “it”, the word has to match the gender of the thing that you’re talking about (hann – he, hún – she, það – it). Even if you don’t specifically say what you’re talking about in the sentence, as long as it’s clear (ex. you’re pointing to it in the store) you have to know.
Þetta kostar ___ krónur – This costs ____ crowns. (same)
Hún kostar tíu krónur – It costs ten crowns (She costs ten crowns).