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ICELANDIC WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #1

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Góðan daginn, ég heiti Austin. Good day everyone, I am Austin. Each week, I see Super-Svensk's Swedish Word of the Week and now amyharryhollie's Spanish Word of the Week. I felt that the idea was a great way to introduce new vocabulary to learners and spread awareness about a certain language. Therefore, each Wednesday, I will post an 'Icelandic Word of the Week'.

Also, check out Super-Svensk every Monday for a new Swedish word and amyharryhollie every Tuesday for a new Spanish word!

Njótið! (Enjoy!)

WEEK #1:

BYRJUN (feminine)

  1. Beginning, start

IPA: /ˈpɪr.jʏn/

Takk! (Thanks!)

2 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinM85
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Great! Especially since there's no Icelandic course yet. I hope it will be in the future though. By the way, the word byrjun is quite similar to the Swedish word början, which also means beginning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/austintheroux
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Thanks! Byrjun comes from the verb byrja (to begin, start) + -un. Byrja is very similar to the Swedish börja (to begin)!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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Oh, this is a great idea! Icelandic is a such a cool language and I am looking forward to learning one new word each week. Are you a native speaker?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/austintheroux
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Thank you! And yes, I am a native speaker.

2 years ago
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