Colloquial Icelandic: The Complete Course for Beginners by Daisy L. Neijmann

By Daisy L. Neijmann

Colloquial Icelandic is effortless to take advantage of and entirely as much as date!

Specially written by means of skilled lecturers for self-study or type use, the direction deals a step by step method of written and spoken Icelandic. No previous wisdom of the language is required.

What makes Colloquial Icelandic your most suitable choice in own language learning?

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* Interactive – plenty of workouts for normal practice
* transparent – concise grammar notes
* functional – beneficial vocabulary and pronunciation guide
* whole – together with solution key and reference section

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By the top of this profitable path, it is possible for you to to speak expectantly and successfully in Icelandic in a large variety of daily situations.

These CDs are a useful section of the Colloquial Icelandic direction. Recorded via local Icelandic audio system it enhances the e-book and may assist you advance your pronunciation and listening skills.

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En það er mjög dýrt að búa á Íslandi, þannig að ég vinn í bókabúð hér í Reykjavík. HIROMI: Er það gott starf? ALEKO: Já, mjög gott. Ég er afgreiðslumaður og hitti margt fólk, og starfsfólkið er líka skemmtilegt. En heyrðu, þarna kemur maturinn! Fáum okkur að borða! How are you liking it here? ALEKO: Hello, Aleko is my name. LUIGI: Hi, my name is Luigi. I am Italian. Where are you from? ALEKO: I’m from Greece. This is Hiromi, she is from Japan. LUIGI: Hello. How are you liking it here? HIROMI: Fine.

Whose son/daughter (are you)? Exercise 8 The illustration on p. 27 contains a fragment from an Icelandic telephone book. Since Icelanders do not have surnames proper, listings are on a first name basis (as is everything else, even in the most formal of circumstances). Can you distinguish the male from the female names? Do any of these people have a family name? Velkomin til Íslands! 23 Reading 1 Fjölskylda frá Íslandi Einar Gunnarsson er Íslendingur. Pabbi hans heitir Gunnar, og þess vegna er Einar Gunnarsson.

Surprisingly, although klukka is a feminine noun, Icelanders tell the time in the neuter: klukkan er eitt, klukkan er tvö, klukkan er…, …, klukkan er fimm… Can you fill in the gaps? When asking or saying that something happens at such and such a time, the verb vera must be left out, as in: Klukkan hvað borðar þú? At what time do you eat? Ég borða klukkan eitt I eat at one (o’clock) In written language, klukkan is often abbreviated to kl. Colloquial icelandic: the complete course for beginners 54 Exercise 9 Answer the following questions in Icelandic: 1 Hvað er klukkan?

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