Icelandic Demonstratives

Learn the Icelandic Demonstratives

How to say this, that, these, and those in Icelandic

singular (this) masculine feminine neuter
nominative þessi  þessi  þetta 
accusative þennan  þessa þetta 
dative þessum  þessari þettu
genitive þessa  þessarar þessa
plural (these) masculine feminine neuter
nominative þessir  þessar þessi 
accusative þessa  þessar þessi 
dative þessum  þessum þessum
genitive þessara þessara þessara
singular (that) masculine feminine neuter
nominative sá  sú  það 
accusative þann þá  það 
dative þeim  þeirri  því 
genitive þess  þeirrar  þess
plural (those) masculine feminine neuter
nominative þeir  þær  þau 
accusative þá  þær  þau 
dative þeim þeim þeim
genitive þeirra þeirra þeirra

To form “the other” add an h in front of the definite article (from the previous lesson) and put it before the noun. There is only one irregularity – neuter singular becomes hitt not hið.




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