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Isländska är ett germanskt språk som kan spåras tillbaka till fornnordiska. De germanska språken i Norden har många likheter med varandra, men alla har sina egna särdrag. När du börjar tala detta språk med uTalk får du en riktig känsla för musikaliteten och rytmen i språket. Mycket nöje!

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Where Is It Spoken?

Island

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350,000

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Germanic

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Fun facts about Icelandic

Gluggaveður means ‘window weather’- the tempting bright weather you see from your window, which turns out to be impossibly cold when you get outside!

There are two ways to say 'hello': Sæll if you're greeting a man, and Sæl if you're greeting a woman.

Icelanders' second names are based on the names of their fathers, so Skorri Jónsson is Skorri, son of Jón, whilst Dimma Jónsdóttir is Dimma, daughter of Jón.

Icelandic and Faroese are the only languages to use the letter ð.

English borrows the word 'geyser' from Icelandic.

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