Icelandic Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Icelandic Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Icelandic grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Icelandic. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Icelandic Prepositions

Learning the Icelandic Prepositions displayed below is vital to the language. Icelandic prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsIcelandic Prepositions
Prepositionsforsetningar
inside the houseinni í húsinu
outside the carfyrir utan bílinn
with memeð mér
without himán hans
under the tableundir borðinu
after tomorrowekki á morgun heldur hinn
before sunsetfyrir sólarlag
but I'm busyen ég er upptekinn

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Icelandic.

List of Prepositions in Icelandic

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Icelandic placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Icelandic vocabulary.

English PrepositionsIcelandic Prepositions
aboutum
aboveofan
acrossyfir
aftereftir
againstgegn
amongá meðal
aroundí kring um
aseins
atá
beforeáður en
behindá bak við
belowfyrir neðan
beneathfyrir neðan
besidevið hliðina á
betweená milli
beyondhandan við
buten
byeftir
despiteþrátt fyrir
downniður
duringá meðan
exceptnema
forfyrir
fromfrá
iní
insideinni í
intoinn í
nearnálægt
nextNæsta
ofaf
oná
oppositegagnstætt
outút
outsideúti
overyfir
perhvert
plusauk
roundumhverfis
sincesíðan
thanheldur en
throughí gegnum
tilluns
totil
towardtil
underundir
unlikeólíkt
untilþangað til
upupp
viaum
withmeð
withininnan
withoután
two wordstvö orð
according tosamkvæmt
because ofvegna
close tonálægt
due tovegna
except fornema
far fromfjarri
inside ofinni í
instead ofí stað
near tonálægt
next tovið hliðina á
outside offyrir utan
prior toáður en
three wordsþrjú orð
as far aseins langt og
as well asauk
in addition toauk þess sem
in front offyrir framan
in spite ofþrátt fyrir
on behalf offyrir hönd
on top ofofan á
demonstrative pronounsforsetningar
thisþetta
thatþetta/það
theseþessi/þessir/þessar
thoseþessa

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