Colors in Icelandic

Learn the colors in Icelandic

Colors are adjectives, and so are declinable. A few colors are false friends – they do not mean what they appear to mean.

Hvítur – white

Svartur – black

Blár – blue

Grænn – green

Rauður – red

Brúnn – brown

Gulur – yellow

Grár – grey

Fjólublár – purple


Watch out for:

Bleikur – pink

Appelsínugulur – orange

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