Icelandic 101

1,000 Most Common Icelandic Words

This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken Icelandic words. The top 100 words have audio pronunciations if available.

NumberIcelandic Wordin English
1ég I
2 to
3er is
4það it
5ekki not
6í in
7og and
8þú you
9við with
10á the
11hann he
12þetta this
13hvað what
14sem that
15mér me
16til to
17með with
18þér you
19en but
20fyrir for
21umabout
22af of
23var was
24þigyou
25mig me
26því the
27 yes
28hún she
29nei no
30allt up
31þáthen
32ef if
33eru are
34bara just
35ert are
36svo so
37þeir they
38þið you
39okkurus
40eftir after
41vera be
42einsas
43ertu Are
44hér here
45veitknow
46gera do
47lagi OK
48hefur has
49 now
50frá from
51e e
52þegar when
53hvernig how
54fara go
55honumhim
56hefhave
57útout
58verðurwill
59afturback
60upp up
61þessu this
62vel well
63verið been
64ekkert no
65minn My
66 is
67hver each
68svona thus
69hana it
70eða or
71ykkuryou
72vilWant
73hverjueach
74úr from
75getcan
76segjasay
77komdu Come
78erum are
79hvar where
80aldrei never
81hafa have
82eitthvað something
83gottgood
84hérna here
85maður man
86hjá with
87viltuWant
88 get
89sagði said
90þau they
91getur can
92inn In
93koma come
94okkarour
95herraMr.
96núnanow
97þarna out
98kannski maybe
99hans His
100mín My
101þarwhere
102talanumber
103þarfneeds
104þessthe
105þeimthe
106þínYour
107væriwould
108farðuVisit
109henniit
110takkthanks
111fergoes
112líkaalso
113þinnYour
114heldthink
115sjásee
116réttright
117áframcontinue
118sérthe
119mjögvery
120verðPrice
121kemurcomes
122gertdone
123vegnabecause
124þessithat
125ennmore
126the
127þakkathanks
128samantogether
129einnone
130komiðthere
131gæticould
132aa
133alltafalways
134komcame
135allirAll
136ofof
137vitaknow
138skalthe
139enginnno
140can
141yfirover
142fariðgo
143hafihave
144ætlaplan
145dagToday
146förumgo
147þærthe
148heldurbut
149veistudo you know
150hrMr.
151hefðiwould
152hingaðhere
153sigthemselves
154niðurdown
155samasame
156mittMy
157mikiðmuch
158áttdirection
159guðgod
160höfumhave
161láttulet
162segðuTell
163pabbiDad
164einhversome
165heimhome
166aðeinsonly
167bídduWait
168áðurbefore
169segirsays
170þessathis
171finnstfeel
172vertuBe
173getumcan
174tímatime
175ii
176vildiwould
177góðurgood
178fyrirgefðusorry
179villwants
180hefurðuhave you
181meiramore
182mammaMom
183gerðuMake
184sattTRUE
185verðumwe
186eittone
187þittbusiness
188jæjaWell
189fórwent
190staðplace
191haldahold
192takatake
193annaðother
194verðawill
195veistknow
196ykkaryour
197hverteach
198sagtsaid
199allaeveryone
200voruwere
201viltwould
202gerirmakes
203leiðway
204sjáðusee
205mennpeople
206framout
207séðseen
208gerðimade
209munwill
210látalet
211hvaðawhat
212kvöldTonight
213hvortwhether
214öllAll
215fólkpeople
216óoh
217elskanbaby
218myndiwould
219fjandinndamn
220þT
221einuone
222aoao
223áryears
224hennarHer
225vinurfriend
226gerido
227síðanago
228héltthought
229einaonly
230hætturisk
231vissiknew
232auðvitaðcourse
233ættishould
234sinniits
235þeirratheir
236þessumthis
237þannigso
238eruðare
239hallóhello
240you riding
241drepakill
242mínamy
243straximmediately
244þínasite
245alvegcompletely
246skilDelivery
247reynatry
248ánwithout
249langarI would
250finnafind
251þennanthis
252neittanything
253geturðucan
254vinnawork
255visssure
256öllumAll
257morgunTomorrow
258undirunder
259enginno
260taktuTake
261hverseach
262hugsathink
263áttuhad
264frúMrs.
265hi
266mínummy
267gengurgoes
268varðbecame
269heyrðuheard
270einmittexactly
271lengilong
272kemcome
273haltuhold
274heldurðuhold
275elskalove
276hvenærwhen
277þangaðthere
278fimmfive
279varstwere
280fékkreceived
281virðistseems
282segisay
283góðagood
284komastget
285eigumwe
286lengurmore
287líðurpasses
288viljawill
289gerðisthappened
290þarftneed
291gamanfun
292kominns
293áttiPossession
294cover
295mannman
296eigahave
297jackJack
298þínumyour
299sællBlessed
300burtoff
301lífilife
302ègI
303fyrstafirst
304inniinside
305fyrstfirst
306getacan
307þykirconsidered
308hafðihad
309pettaPettis
310öllueverything
311handaStarted
312frábærtgreat
313beturmore
314leittlead
315þurfumneed
316héðanfrom here
317ætlarðuWill
318úO
319hægtcan
320illaill
321fyrrearlier
322hittameet
323góðgood
324máliðcase
325nógenough
326sinntime
327alvörureal
328hjálpahelp
329einhvernsome
330nóttnight
331rr
332Sure
333komumcome
334AO
335nemaunless
336árayears
337ferðtravel
338gegnagainst
339hlýturmust
340vístapparently
341fengiðsource
342sjálfuryourself
343málissues
344adAd
345daginnday
346einone
347áhyggjurabout
348annarsother
349leitaSearch
350hafiðhave
351búinnbeen
352àà
353paopao
354tveirtwo
355orðiðbecome
356heitiname
357langtfar
358haldiðheld
359deyjadie
360ættirshould
361gatcould
362erfittdifficult
363faðirFather
364líflife
365hvethe
366heimahome
367minnimemory
368máliCase
369engano
370máttpower
371engarno
372hh
373hættarisk
374meðanwhile
375spyrjaAsk
376AO
377skiptirdoes
378mínumy
379samtstill
380johnjohn
381heyrahearing
382mínúturminutes
383gerumdo
384sýnashow
385kannmay
386gefagive
387tvötwo
388vorumwere
389tekurtakes
390mínirMy
391maðurinnman
392Do
393hverneach
394færable
395heitircalled
396ætlarare
397gerastBecome
398gangaWalking
399skilurðuSee?
400komstfound
401gangirunning
402klukkanat
403fíntfine
404blessbye
405líturlooks
406sagðirsaid
407tíuTen
408stundumsometimes
409tóktook
410vioVio
411allarAll
412nokkuðAnything
413bakaBack
414uppiDown
415sértare
416geristhappens
417heyrtheard
418allstotal
419hjálpHelp
420skjótashoot
421stendurstands
422þinniPC
423sexsix
424gg
425líkarlike
426vantarmissing
427látiðlet
428skiliðunderstood
429góðangood
430líklegaprobably
431fannfound
432allanover
433þóttthough
434sérðusee
435notaUse
436konawoman
437færðget
438segirðuyou say
439þessarithis
440fannstfound
441öDescending
442verðiprice
443fleirimore
444manniman
445jafnveleven
446afsakiðSorry
447enganno
448útithere
449trúibelieve
450manMan
451hefðirTradition
452þekkifamiliar
453pérPer
454afsakaðusorry
455lokiðcompleted
456árumyears
457bílinncar
458yrðiwould
459tværtwo
460sjáumstSee you
461mömmuMom
462ss
463mm
464nóguenough
465konanwoman
466dagadays
467kemstfinds
468hvíwhy
469hlustaðuListen
470millibetween
471tvotwo
472tekiðtake
473varstuwere
474hugmyndidea
475tímiTime
476manstuRemember
477byrjastart
478værirwere
479þóthough
480newnew
481the
482fjandansfucking
483engunothing
484búiðcreated
485betrabetter
486kallacall
487bíðawait
488bestaBest
489leyfðuLet
490ættumshould
491eiginown
492haha
493undanAhead
494beintdirectly
495annanother
496næstumalmost
497konuwoman
498svolítiðlittle
499sonurson
500orðwords
501dalivalleys
502hátthigh
503vitumdo
504miklumuch
505utanoutside
506hafðuContact
507dálítiðbit
508myndirpictures
509þínuyour
510strákarboys
511félagimember
512þýðirmeans
513hverjumeach
514kyrrstill
515sælHello
516fjárinnfuck
517nafnname
518peningamoney
519smásome
520hlutipart
521vikuWeek
522kominCome
523drDr.
524sagðirðudid you say
525sjáiðsee
526annarother
527gegnumthrough
528vinirfriends
529hringjacall
530miðurSorry
531seinnalater
532egI
533barnchild
534litlasmall
535settuInsert
536lítiðsmall
537áttaeight
538varlegaGently
539finnDo
540frekarmore
541getican
542skulumLet
543hversuhow
544ætlaðiMeant
545pabbaDad
546tektake
547borðaEat
548nærcloser
549strákurboy
550bróðirbrother
551þegiðuShut
552gerðirtypes
553öðrumother
554pigPig
555vonandihopefully
556bjargasave
557sínaits
558léthad
559hlustalisten
560helvítisHell
561hræddurScared
562staðarsupplied
563hinnother
564gætirmay
565skiljaunderstand
566horfawatch
567reyndutry
568frankfrank
569borgapay
570þessarthese
571fáumfew
572ræðacase
573þrírthree
574síðastalast
575paòPAO
576þúsundthousand
577aðraother
578died
579meirimore
580burtuaway
581náðireached
582börnchildren
583ókeiokay
584myndPhoto
585tilbúinnready
586vv
587lætlet
588hugmind
589talaðtalk
590gefðuGive
591nýjanew
592margirmany
593betrimore
594viljumwant
595fáðuget
596meinamean
597næstNext
598konurwomen
599dauðurDead
600séuare
601síðarlater
602sleppturelease
603hafirhave
604rólegurquiet
605ää
606flottcool
607jesúsjesus
608kennateach
609næstanext
610sagðistsaid
611jaja
612yorkyork
613vonhope
614skiptitime
615vonahope
616sínumtheir
617stórlarge
618færðuMove
619lítalook
620fallegtbeautiful
621reynditried
622sendisent
623mistökmistakes
624peninganamoney
625tókstSuccessfully
626hamingjuCongratulations
627margtMuch
628æincreasingly
629reyndarIndeed
630slæmtbad
631bestbest
632bílnumcar
633viljiðwant
634gamlaold
635lifalive
636lífiðLife
637ll
638gafgave
639sestusit
640vivi
641takiðnote
642vinstrileft
643heyrðiheard
644nálægtclose
645heyhey
646búincreated
647skilurleaves
648virkilegareally
649getaðhave
650sambandContact
651talarspeaks
652þekkirknow
653gekkwent
654setjaset
655bjóðaoffer
656læturwill
657niðridown
658þessirthese
659standastand
660fundiðfound
661eiginlegareally
662líttulook
663uu
664viõVio
665farinnGone
666tækifæriopportunities
667mótiagainst
668nokkursome
669búacreate
670getiðquote
671minnaless
672oftoften
673látumLet
674viniFriend
675þannon
676skrifawrite
677leiðinniway
678borðboard
679leikaPlay
680hægriright
681baðasked
682grínastjoking
683áhugainterest
684drapkilled
685lesaread
686færiopportunity
687biðHold
688herrargentlemen
689hafthave
690föðurFather
691náðuReach
692georgegeorge
693tökumtake
694húsiðhouse
695barniðchild
696frábærgreat
697gætumcould
698mínarMy
699læknirdoctor
700fréttirNews
701frökenMs.
702beðiðasked
703sækjadownload
704hjálpaðhelp
705virðiWorth
706nokkraseveral
707michaelmichael
708fljóttquickly
709fallegbeautiful
710stjórnBoard
711vinnurworks
712vinnuwork
713kaupaBuy
714fólkipeople
715þrjúthree
716réttuRight
717unniðwork
718önnurother
719síðustulast
720sofasleep
721snýstrotates
722matfood
723sendaSend
724kkiwill fall
725ætliI guess
726komistfound
727ungfrúMiss
728drepiðkilled
729þurfaneed
730hringdiCalled
731sjöseven
732einhverssome
733ff
734móðirmother
735rangtwrong
736innanwithin
737farigo
738ætlumwe
739tilbúinAvailable
740framanfront
741byssuGun
742varlahardly
743ttaeight
744fleiramore
745lofapromise
746bænumtown
747reynitry
748konarform
749örugglegaindeed
750mikemike
751hittother
752spilaplay
753hættimanner
754mánuðimonths
755dáinndead
756charliecharlie
757tveimurtwo
758dattfell
759næstunext
760lögreglanpolice
761sittits
762fangelsiprison
763góðugood
764gamliold
765hljómarsounds
766hinumthe
767bíðiðwait
768hvaohvao
769vandamálproblems
770new
771sjáumsee
772berbears
773litliLittle
774ennþáyet
775öðruother
776hjartaheart
777gærYesterday
778númernumber
779mannspeople
780andskotinnfuck
781tomtom
782hringiCircles
783missaMiss
784höldumwe
785viòVio
786pvíPVI
787heyrirðuhear
788davedave
789badbad
790vitiðknow
791tímanntime
792marktarget
793vidvid
794biðjaask
795staðinninstead
796benben
797augnablikmoments
798hittimet
799harryharry
800leggjasubmit
801gamallold
802berjastfight
803samcom
804daviddavid
805þurftihad
806einhverjusome
807gleymduForget
808hendurhands
809mörgmany
810vannwon
811dyrnardoor
812almáttuguralmighty
813opnaðuopen
814ofantop
815vatnwater
816sætiseat
817þarftuyou
818réttaright
819hringducall
820ótrúlegtamazing
821meomeo
822geriðdo
823verkwork
824sástudid you see
825bæðiboth
826greiðapay
827sýndushowed
828trúaBelieve
829bobBob
830þarfnastrequire
831húshouse
832fólkiðpeople
833stundmoment
834bb
835bílcar
836svarareply
837gefiðgiven
838yðaryou
839manninnman
840joejoe
841skiptaswitch
842or
843starfjob
844beraBear
845fjölskyldufamily
846börninkids
847herbergiroom
848sleppaskip
849dalaUSD
850nýttnew
851heyrihear
852hrifinnfond
853hræddAfraid
854fyrstufirst
855sérðsee
856auguneyes
857vildirWanted
858mikilhigh
859opnaopen
860nn
861frændiUncle
862bestuBest
863hjálpaðuHelp
864húsinuhouse
865náðreached
866nokkrumsome
867býrliving
868urur
869komuwere
870þínarYour
871endaend
872fékkstudid you
873bestibest
874talaðuTalk
875dótturdaughter
876peacock
877lístlike
878paulpaul
879munuwill
880kafficoffee
881dagurDay
882lifandilive
883fyndiðfunny
884allraeveryone
885eddieeddie
886verðiðprice
887munduRemember
888þrjárthree
889kk
890fjandanumfuck
891móðurmother
892gefurgives
893friðipeace
894katekate
895einionly
896skaltuplease
897heiminumworld
898aftanRear
899margarmany
900finnurfinds
901komstudid you
902drengurBoy
903hataHate
904liðiðteam
905kjaftæðibullshit
906hugsaðuThink
907seintLate
908reynirtries
909drottinnLord
910margamany
911byssunagun
912leitsearch
913þínirYour
914þremurthree
915sinnumtimes
916sambandirelationship
917litlusmall
918komikomi
919meginside
920misstilost
921meinarðuyou mean
922stattuStand
923ll get
924elskarlove
925hættiðStop
926þaõdiver
927nokkrarsome
928drekkadrink
929systirsister
930miklagreat
931talaðispoke
932bakback
933væruwere
934gengiðbeen
935kynnastKnow
936sannarlegatruly
937leikgame
938skyldishould
939ofurstiColonel
940einumone
941stelpaGirl
942höndhand
943sekúndurseconds
944sömusame
945skautterminals
946læralearn
947alvaraserious
948mikillgreat
949sitjamodeling
950þrjáthree
951neinnanyone
952hvaðanwhence
953johnnyjohnny
954leyfilicense
955reyntTried
956kvöldiðevening
957óttastfear
958hverjirWho
959sumirsome
960níunine
961ate
962ástlove
963staðursites
964fylgjafollow
965leikurgame
966snúaturn
967bettabetta
968ágættfine
969konunawoman
970slíktsuch
971saknamiss
972bróðurbrother
973velkominnwelcome
974komumstfound
975finnumfind
976landland
977mínsmy
978breytachange
979nafniname
980komnircome
981nákvæmlegaexactly
982gerðirðudid
983einhverjumsome
984hrattfast
985skoview
986síntheir
987þáttinvolved
988sannleikanntruth
989aðrirOthers
990tiiTII
991afarafar
992stóralarge
993wow
994eigiðown
995finnduLocate
996mönnumhuman
997óvartsurprise
998heimiworld
999öðruvísidifferent
1000gefGive

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