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Gleðileg jól! Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

The nights are dark and full of trolls, there’s Björk singing about how horrifying the Christmas Cat is and grocery stores have an overpowering smell of smoked meat – that’s what the real Christmas spirit is made of, right? Be prepared for the parts of Icelandic Christmas that are not like what you’re used to!…

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Ready, steady, rhyme! Posted by on Nov 10, 2016

This blog post won’t have anything political in it. Instead I’m going to fill it with poetry and cute animals, because every now and then everyone needs at least a few moments of something calming, harmless and good in their lives. Besides, I believe that looking at pictures of cute animals is good for the…

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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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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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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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