Adjectives in Icelandic

Adjectives are a key part of any language. The Icelandic adjectives listed below will help you learn common Icelandic adjectives in no time. Together with other basic nouns and verbs, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Icelandic. For even more Icelandic adjectives, take a look at our learning resources for Icelandic at the end of the page.
Basic Adjectives in Icelandic
Colours in Icelandic
Feelings in Icelandic
Space in Icelandic
Other Important Adjectives in Icelandic

Basic Adjectives in Icelandic

heavy in Icelandicþungt (þungur - þung - þungt)
light in Icelandiclétt (léttur - létt - létt)
correct in Icelandicrétt (réttur - rétt - rétt)
wrong in Icelandicrangt (rangur - röng - rangt)
difficult in Icelandicerfitt (erfiður - erfið - erfitt)
easy in Icelandicauðvelt (auðveldur - auðveld - auðvelt)
few in Icelandicfáir (fáir - fáar - fá)
many in Icelandicmargir (margir - margar - mörg)
new in Icelandicnýtt (nýr - ný - nýtt)
old in Icelandicgamalt (gamall - gömul - gamalt)
slow in Icelandichægt (hægur - hæg - hægt)
quick in Icelandicfljótt (fljótur - fljót - fljótt)
poor in Icelandicfátækur (fátækur - fátæk - fátækt)
rich in Icelandicríkur (ríkur - rík - ríkt)

Colours in Icelandic

white in Icelandichvítur (hvítur - hvít - hvítt)
black in Icelandicsvartur (svartur - svört - svart)
grey in Icelandicgrár (grár - grá - grátt)
green in Icelandicgrænn (grænn - græn - grænt)
blue in Icelandicblár (blár - blá - blátt)
red in Icelandicrauður (rauður - rauð - rautt)
pink in Icelandicbleikur (bleikur - bleik - bleikt)
orange in Icelandicappelsínugulur (appelsínugulur - appelsínugul - appelsínugult)
purple in Icelandicfjólublár (fjólublár - fjólublá - fjólublátt)
yellow in Icelandicgulur (gulur - gul - gult)
brown in Icelandicbrúnn (brúnn - brún - brúnt)

Feelings in Icelandic

good in Icelandicgóður (góður - góð - gott)
bad in Icelandicvondur (vondur - vond - vont)
weak in Icelandicveikburða (veikburða - veikburða - veikburða)
strong in Icelandicsterkur (sterkur - sterk - sterkt)
happy in Icelandichamingjusamur (hamingjusamur - hamingjusöm - hamingjusamt)
sad in Icelandicdapur (dapur - döpur - dapurt)
healthy in Icelandicheilbrigður (heilbrigður - heilbrigð - heilbrigt)
sick in Icelandicveikur (veikur - veik - veikt)
hungry in Icelandicsvangur (svangur - svöng - svangt)
thirsty in Icelandicþyrstur (þyrstur - þyrst - þyrst)
lonely in Icelandiceinmana (einmana - einmana - einmana)
tired in Icelandicþreyttur (þreyttur - þreytt - þreytt)

Space in Icelandic

short in Icelandicstuttur (stuttur - stutt - stutt)
long in Icelandiclangur (langur - löng - langt)
small in Icelandiclítill (lítill - lítil - lítið)
big in Icelandicstór (stór - stór - stórt)
high in Icelandichár (hár - há - hátt)
low in Icelandiclágur (lágur - lág - lágt)
steep in Icelandicbrattur (brattur - brött - bratt)
flat in Icelandicflatur (flatur - flöt - flatt)
shallow in Icelandicgrunnt (grunnur - grunn - grunnt)
deep in Icelandicdjúpur (djúpur - djúp - djúpt)
narrow in Icelandicþröngur (þröngur - þröng - þröngt)
broad in Icelandicbreiður (breiður - breið - breitt)

Other Important Adjectives in Icelandic

cheap in Icelandicódýrt (ódýr - ódýr - ódýrt)
expensive in Icelandicdýrt (dýr - dýr - dýrt)
soft in Icelandicmjúkt (mjúkur - mjúk - mjúkt)
hard in Icelandichart (harður - hörð - hart)
empty in Icelandictómt (tómur - tóm - tómt)
full in Icelandicfullt (fullur - full - fullt)
dirty in Icelandicskítugur (skítugur - skítug - skítugt)
clean in Icelandichreinn (hreinn - hrein - hreint)
sweet in Icelandicsætur (sætur - sæt - sætt)
sour in Icelandicsúr (súr - súr - súrt)
young in Icelandicungur (ungur - ung - ungt)
old in Icelandicgamall (gamall - gömul - gamalt)
cold in Icelandickaldur (kaldur - köld - kalt)
warm in Icelandichlýr (hlýr - hlý - hlýtt)

Colours in Icelandic

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