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Learn Icelandic

Icelandic is a Northern Germanic language that can be traced back to Old Norse. Northern Germanic languages share a lot of similarities with each other but each has its own peculiarities to learn as well. As you start to speak this language with uTalk you’ll get a real sense for the musicality and rhythm of how it sounds. Enjoy!§

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Where Is It Spoken?

Iceland

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Number Of Speakers

350,000

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Germanic

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Fun facts about Icelandic

Gluggaveður means ‘window weather’ - the tempting bright weather you see from your window, which turns out to be impossibly cold when you get outside!

There are two ways to say 'hello': Sæll if you're greeting a man, and Sæl if you're greeting a woman.

Icelanders' second names are based on the names of their fathers, so Skorri Jónsson is Skorri, son of Jón, whilst Dimma Jónsdóttir is Dimma, daughter of Jón.

Icelandic and Faroese are the only languages to use the letter ð.

English borrows the word 'geyser' from Icelandic.

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