Helga Hilmisdottir, Jacek Kozlowski's Beginner’s Icelandic PDF

By Helga Hilmisdottir, Jacek Kozlowski

This name contains a booklet and a couple of CDs. A small volcanic island simply south of the Arctic Circle, lceland is a spot of fierce traditional attractiveness and warmly hospitable humans. Glaciers and fjords punctuate the beach whereas geysers, waterfalls and scorching springs dot the inner, harnessed via Icelanders to supply geothermal and hydropower power. The island itself consists essentially of basalt, or cooled lava. Icelandic keeps old features that this present day were misplaced through so much Western eu languages. A North Germanic language with regards to Faroese, it's grammatically resembling Latin or historical Greek, yet is such a lot heavily associated with outdated Norse. Written Icelandic has replaced little or no because the thirteenth century. Icelanders take the maintenance in their language very heavily, and are immensely pleased with the truth that the 800-year previous sagas can nonetheless be learn this present day. "Beginner's Icelandic" includes 14 classes established to aid the scholar traveler achieve ease and familiarity with this noble language. The dialogues persist with a number of useful occasions comparable to procuring, transportation, discussing the elements, consuming in eating places, and renting a automobile or a room, whereas development at the grammar, vocabulary and words discovered in prior routines. The audio CDs persist with the dialogues at the web page, in order that the coed advantages from seeing the script whereas at the same time listening to the pronunciation. A thesaurus of phrases and colloquialisms rounds out this awesome creation to a special language.

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Smoked réttur n. m. dish rosalega adv. very saddur adj. m. full séríslenskur adj. m. especially Icelandic skyr n. neu. skyr, a yogurt-like specialty að smakka vl to taste smakkaðu vl imp. taste! smjör n. neu. butter sykur n. m. sugar sykurlaust adj. neu. sugar-free svart adj. neu. black svipað adj. neu. similar sæti n. neu. seat takk interj. thanks te n. neu. tea tiu num. ten ad vanta vl to lack, to need að vilja v. irr. to want að verða v3 to become, to have to Orðasambönd - Useful expressions Er til meira ...

Hrafnhildur: Hello, I’m fine. And you? Óli: I’m okay. Hrafnhildur: Óli, this is Jeremy. He is from the United States. Óli: Hello, nice to meet you! Jeremy: Hello. Yes, likewise it’s great to meet you. Óli: Huh? Do you speak Icelandic? Jeremy: Yes, I speak a bit. Óli: Jeremy: Really? That’s great! Óli: Jeremy: And how is that going? Óli: I’m studying French. Jeremy: Oh great! We could speak together in French then! Óli: No, not yet. I am just learning French! I don’t speak so well. I am studying Icelandic.

F. hi! (to a woman) ad byrja vl to start ekki adv. not, don’t en conj. but ég pron. I að fara v4 (ég fer) to go fina see finn finn adj. m. fine frá prep, from frábært adj. neu. great gaman n. neu. fun að ganga v3 (ég geng) walk, go (I walk) gengur v3 (3rdpers. , see ad ganga) he walks gott adj. neu. good ad heita v2 to be called hér adv. here hvað pron. what hvaðan adv. where ... from hvernig pron. how Lesson One islenska n. f Icelandic já interj. yes jæja interj. well! okay! kannski adv. maybe ad kenna v2 to teach kennari n.

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