How to pronounce numbers, time, days and months in Icelandic

Most Icelanders speak English, often with a fantastic fluency – especially the youngest and the city dwellers. The peak of the English language in Iceland occurred in 1999, when English replaced Danish as the first foreign language to be taught in schools therefore, you shouldn’t have problems when speaking English in Iceland. But, why not learn something in their language?

In this brief article, we’ll look at numbersdays, and months of the year and how to tell the time in Icelandic.

Numbers

0NúllZero
1EinnOne
2TveirTwo
3ÞrírThree
4FjórirFour
5FimmFive
6SexSix
7SjöSeven
8ÁttaEight
9NíuNine
10TíuTen
11EllefuEleven
12TólfTwelve
13þrettánThirteen
14FjórtánFourteen
15FimmtánFifteen
16SextánSixteen
17SautjánSeventeen
18ÁtjánEighteen
19NítjánNineteen
20TuttuguTwenty
21Tuttugu og einnTwenty one
30þrjátíuThirty
40FjörutíuForty
50FimmtíuFifty
60SextíuSixty
70SjötíuSeventy
80ÁttatíuEighty
90NiutíuNinety
100Eitt hundraðHundred
1000Eitt þúsundThousand

Days of the week

MánadagurMonday
ÞriðjudagurTuesday
MiðvikudagurWednesday
FimmtudagurThursday
FöstudagurFriday
LaugardagurSaturday
SunnudagurSunday

Months

JanúarJanuary
FebrúarFebruary
MarsMarch
AprílApril
MaíMay
JúníJune
JúlíJuly
ÁgústAugust
SeptemberSeptember
OktóberOctober
NovemberNovember
DesemberDecember

Hours and Periods

The clocks in Iceland work in the 24 hour system.

klukkan er eitt1am (one in the morning)
klukkan er tvö2am (two o’clock in the morning)
hádegiMidday
klukkan er þrettán1pm
klukkan er fjórtán2pm
miðnættiMidnight
í gæryesterday
í dagtoday
á morguntomorrow
núnanow
snemmaearly
seintafternoon
aður enbefore
seinna meirafter
morgunnmorning
eftirmiðdagurafternoon
kvöldlate afternoon
knotnight time

Time

_____ mínúta
Plural; mínútur
_____ minute (s)
_____ klukkustund
Plural; klukkustundir
_____ hour (s)
_____ dagur
Plural; dagger
_____ day (s)
_____ vika
Plural; vikur
_____ week (s)
_____ mánuður
Plural; mánuðir
_____ month (s)
_____ ar (awr) _____ years)
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