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Achoo! Posted by on Oct 20, 2016

Autumn is here, which means the flu season is here as well. Now’s the time when students going to class will find their classes abruptly canceled with only a note “Tíminn fellur niður vegna veikinda” (= the class is canceled due to illness) stuck to the door.   The lucky ones may have seen an…

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This is Hrekkjavaka Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

It’s almost time, Halloween is here. Though it’s not a traditional celebration in Iceland it has made itself a steady foothold – with some original things excluded and some Icelandic things added on, of course. Time for a quick vocabulary lesson with a look on how Halloween is (and isn’t) celebrated in Iceland! Hrekkjavaka (=…

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Who lives where? Posted by on Oct 6, 2016

Where does a Dani come from? What about a Norðmaður (= north man)? In which country would a Spánverji live in? Icelandic is interesting enough when it comes to creating adjective forms for countries, but it truly gets mindboggling when we get to nationalities! Let’s have an easy vocabulary studying day today and have a…

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Nananananananana LEÐURBLÖKUMAÐURINN Posted by on Sep 8, 2016

One of my favourite things about Icelandic is that there’s usually an Icelandic word for anything and everything. Icelandic did at one time steal and borrow from other languages just like almost every other language in the world does, most notably Danish and then later on English, but today extra effort is put to keeping…

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Basic survival in Iceland: pizza Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

So you want to visit Iceland? Then it’s absolutely vital that you’ll know how to order flatbaka, “a flatbake”, of your preference in Icelandic. This food item is also known as a pizza. Basics Sósa, tómatsósa, pizzasósa (= sauce, ketchup, pizza sauce) Tómatar (= tomatoes) Ostur (= cheese) Hvítlaukur (= garlic, lit. transl. “white onion”) Oregano (=…

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Icelandic habit. Posted by on Aug 18, 2016

Yesterday morning I heard a raven croak somewhere nearby, possibly on the neighbour’s roof. Today, for a while, it was sunny on one side of the house and rained on the other. August has definitely arrived and you know what it means – time to go back to school! 😀 …at least for those that…

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Icelandic language starter pack. Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

So you’ve just now decided to learn Icelandic? Looking for sources online, helpful tips and tricks, how to pronounce a certain word or maybe just looking to see if learning it would be worth the trouble? I’m here to help – but the problem is that I’ve been here for a long time. I started…

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