Icelandic Questions

If you're trying to learn Icelandic Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative expressions... 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 Questions

Learning the Icelandic Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Icelandic questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when.

Grammar Tips:

To ask a question in Icelandic, the simplest way is to change the word order:

Þetta er gott (this is good) => Er þetta gott? (is this good?)

Hann heitir Jón (his name is Jón) => Heitir hann Jón (is his name Jón?)

Sometimes a pronoun gets assimlilated:

Þú varst hér (you were here) => Varstu hér? (were you here?)


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsIcelandic Questions
QuestionsSpurningar
how?hvernig?
what?hvað?
who?Hver?
why?hvers vegna?
where?hvar?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Icelandic.

List of Questions in Icelandic

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

English QuestionsIcelandic Questions
where is he?hvar er hann?
what is this?hvað er þetta?
why are you sad?af hverju ertu dapur?
how do you want to pay?hvernig viltu borga?
can I come?Má ég koma?
is he sleeping?er hann sofandi?
do you know me?þekkir þú mig?
do you have my book?ert þú með bókina mína?
how big is it?hversu stórt er það?
can I help you?get ég aðstoðað þig?
can you help me?getur þú hjálpað mér?
do you speak English?Talarðu ensku?
how far is this?hversu langt er þetta?
what time is it?hvað er klukkan?
how much is this?Hvað kostar þetta?
what is your name?hvað heitir þú?
where do you live?hvar áttu heima?

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