Icelandic Negation

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Icelandic Negation

Learning the Icelandic Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Icelandic negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

The basic word for negation in Icelandic is ekki (not). Þetta er ekki gott (this is not good). Hann heitir ekki Jón (his name is not Jón).

The word for 'no' is nei. ('yes' is ).

Here are some examples:

English NegationIcelandic Negation
he is not hereHann er ekki hér
that is not my bookþetta er ekki bókin mín
do not enteraðgangur bannaður

Notice the structure of the Negation in Icelandic.

List of Negation in Icelandic

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Icelandic placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Icelandic vocabulary.

English NegationIcelandic Negation
I don't speakÉg tala ekki
I don't writeÉg skrifa ekki
I don't driveég keyri ekki
I don't loveÉg elska ekki
I don't giveÉg gef ekki
I don't smileég brosi ekki
I don't takeég tek ekki
he doesn't speakHann talar ekki
he doesn't writehann skrifar ekki
he doesn't drivehann keyrir ekki
he doesn't loveHann elskar ekki
he doesn't giveHann gefur ekki
he doesn't smilehann brosir ekki
he doesn't takehann tekur ekki
we don't speakvið tölum ekki
we don't writevið skrifum ekki
we don't drivevið ökum ekki
we don't lovevið elskum ekki
we don't givevið gefum ekki
we don't smilevið brosum ekki
we don't takevið tökum ekki

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