Velkomin! Welcome to episode 2 of Practical Icelandic, the series where Reykjavík Grapevine teaches you simple and useful phrases for your trip to Iceland. Today we are learning to say “merry Christmas” in Icelandic, as well as ordering some hot chocolate. You can find all the phrases below!
Valur has roped in Josie Anne as a test subject, so you can see how it is for a non-native speaker to try out these phrases, and learn along with her at home! We recommend turning on closed captioning, so you can follow along with what we’re saying.
The phrases we are covering are “Gleðileg jól” – “merry Christmas”, to which you can also add “og farsælt komandi ár” – “and a happy new year”
We also order two hot chocolates: “Fá tvo kakóbolla”
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