Verbs in Icelandic

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Icelandic verbs list below will help you learn common Icelandic verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Icelandic. For even more Icelandic verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Icelandic at the end of the page.
Basic Icelandic Verbs
Icelandic Action Words
Movements in Icelandic
Icelandic Business Verbs

Basic Icelandic Verbs

to open in Icelandicað opna (opnaði)
to close in Icelandicað loka (lokaði)
to sit in Icelandicað sitja (sat - sátu - setið)
to stand in Icelandicað standa (stendur - stóð - stóðu - staðið)
to know in Icelandicað vita (veit - vissi - vissu - vitað)
to think in Icelandicað hugsa (hugsaði)
to win in Icelandicað sigra (sigraði)
to lose in Icelandicað tapa (tapaði)
to ask in Icelandicað spyrja (spurði - spurt)
to answer in Icelandicað svara (svaraði)
to help in Icelandicað hjálpa (hjálpaði)
to like in Icelandicað líka (líkaði)
to kiss in Icelandicað kyssa (kyssti - kysst)
to eat in Icelandicað borða (borðaði)
to drink in Icelandicað drekka (drakk - drukku - drukkið)

Icelandic Action Words

to take in Icelandicað taka (tekur - tók - tóku - tekið)
to put in Icelandicað setja (setti - sett)
to find in Icelandicað finna (fann - fundu - fundið)
to steal in Icelandicað stela (stal - stálu - stolið)
to kill in Icelandicað drepa (drap - drápu - drepið)
to fly in Icelandicað fljúga (flýgur - flaug - flugu - flogið)
to attack in Icelandicað ráðast á (ræðst á - réðist á - réðust á - ráðist á)
to defend in Icelandicað verja (varði - varið)
to fall in Icelandicað falla (fellur - féll - féllu - fallið)
to choose in Icelandicað velja (valdi - valið)

Movements in Icelandic

to run in Icelandicað hlaupa (hleypur - hljóp - hlupu - hlaupið)
to swim in Icelandicað synda (synti - synt)
to jump in Icelandicað hoppa (hoppaði)
to pull in Icelandicað toga (togaði)
to push in Icelandicað ýta (ýtti - ýtt)
to throw in Icelandicað kasta (kastaði)
to crawl in Icelandicað skríða (skreið - skriðu - skriðið)
to fight in Icelandicað berjast (barðist - barist)
to catch in Icelandicað grípa (greip - gripu - gripið)
to roll in Icelandicað rúlla (rúllaði)

Icelandic Business Verbs

to buy in Icelandicað kaupa (keypti - keypt)
to pay in Icelandicað borga (borgaði)
to sell in Icelandicað selja (seldi - selt)
to study in Icelandicað læra (lærði - lært)
to call in Icelandicað hringja (hringdi - hringt)
to read in Icelandicað lesa (las - lásu - lesið)
to write in Icelandicað skrifa (skrifaði)
to calculate in Icelandicað reikna (reiknaði)
to measure in Icelandicað mæla (mældi - mælt)
to earn in Icelandicað vinna sér inn (vann sér inn - unnu sér inn - unnið sér inn)
to count in Icelandicað telja (taldi - talið)
to scan in Icelandicað skanna (skannaði)
to print in Icelandicað prenta (prentaði)

Verbs in Icelandic

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