-i verbs are the second-largest category of verbs, accounting for about 15% of all verb use. Conjugating -i verbs in the present tense is really no problem, as they’re about as regular as the -a verbs.
When you’d like to move on to the past tense, I’ve got you covered right here.
Now, let’s make conjugating -i verbs in the present tense a little easier!
Rule of Thumb
Basically, it works like this.
Remove the infinitive ending, then
add the appropriate ending
Let’s take a look at a few examples of what that looks like.
The Infinitive Ending
The infinitive ending can be:
-a (like gera, reyna, bæta)
-ja (like byggja, fylgja, samþykkja)
no ending at all (like skrá, spá, tjá)
Let’s take a look at some examples of what that looks like.
-a Infinitive Ending
For the 3rd person plural (þeir, þær, þau) we don’t add an ending: it’s just exactly like the infinitive. It LOOKS like an -a ending, but saying it’s an -a ending would break down in these next groups.