Grammar

í, á, yfir, undir

The difference between riding your bike to school and riding it around the halls at school is one small case difference. Learn the difference between the accusative and dative with these prepositions!

í vs. fyrir

You're probably using í and fyrir wrong. Don't worry: everybody does, at some point. Let's set these confusing prepositions straight!

Verb Second – V2

Who's on first? Does this article finally answer the age-old question posed by Abbot and Costello back in 1938? No, obviously not, but it helps to learn about verb second word order!

Basic Word Order

Welcome to Icelandic 101, day 1 hour 0, square one, baby's first steps. Basic word order awaits!

Decoding Dictionary Shorthand

Dictionary shorthand: the original text speak? No, obviously not, but still important to learn!

Basics of Cases

If I had a króna for every time I'm asked about how cases work I wouldn't need a day job. Learn the basics of this popular topic now!

Comparisons

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Learn about Icelandic comparisons!

Possession and Body Parts

Quick question: are you attached to your kidneys? Learn how to explain that to Icelandic organ harvesters!

Cases and Possession

Is this car-the his John's? Icelandic possession can sound like alphabet soup gone wrong, but you can master it!

Cases and Impersonal Verbs

Verbs that don't change, dative sickness, and the language police: Impersonal verbs are an interesting topic.

Basic Word Order – V2

In Icelandic word order, everything revolves around this one principle: V2.

Cases and Prepositions

Cases are hard. We make them easier with this instalment in our series on Cases

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