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Icelandic from Zero: Lesson #2

previous lesson: lesson #1, The Alphabet

Hello everyone! Due to the wonderful amount of support I received yesterday, I will be continuing mz Icelandic course.

Today, we are gonna learn about personal pronouns (as subjects)! As each word is introduced, there will be a link to a native speaker audio-pronunciation.

Ég=I (hear)

Þú=You (hear)

Hann =He (hear)

Hún=She (hear)

það=It (hear)

Við=We (hear)

Þið =You all (hear)

Þeir=They ♂(hear)

Þær =They♀ (hear)

Þau=They no gender (hear)


Note: Þeir can ONLY be used to describe groups purely masculine, and Þær can ONLY be used to describe groups purely feminine.

However, Þau may be used to describe mixed groups of both genders.

Also in this lesson you have encountered a strange Icelandic diphthong; and that is au. It sounds like "ey". Therefore, the word Þau actually sounds almost like 'they' in English!

January 2, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Njordisk

Good idea to add the pronunciation! Another lesson well done


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmegaGmaster

Þakka þér!

Speaking of þér, do you plan on covering the pronouns in other cases like dative soon?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Freyja2112

Yes, I do! Eventually we will get to accusative, dative, and genitive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Thank you! Looking forward to lesson three!

Freyja2112, would you like me to make a Memrise course for this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Freyja2112

That would be great :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maughanster_

Thanks again! Icelandic is truly a beautiful language! May I ask how to say thank you in Icelandic?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Freyja2112

Thanks! Also, there are a couple ways

Takk:Thanks (acceptable in almsot all situations)

Þakka þér fyrir: Thank you very much (this version is a lot more polite)

We will go over expressions of gratitude even more later :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7Risa7
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Awesome, thank you! :D

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