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Do you know Icelandic? Trivia Quiz

This will test your knowledge of some simple sentences/words in Icelandic.

A multiple-choice quiz by kitiboy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
7 / 10
Last 3 plays: Guest 68 (9/10), Guest 136 (4/10), ZWOZZE (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What does "Gan daginn" mean? Hint

Question 2 of 10
2. "Bless bless" means: Hint

Question 3 of 10
3. "J" means what?

Answer: (One Word... yes, you can do it!)
Question 4 of 10
4. "Hva heitiru?" means...? Hint

Question 5 of 10
5. "Hva ertu a gera?" means what? Hint

Question 6 of 10
6. If somebody says to you "Hvernig gengur?", then he is asking where you are from.

Question 7 of 10
7. "Hva ertu gamall?" means: Hint

Question 8 of 10
8. "g er strkur" means "You are nice".

Question 9 of 10
9. The word "b" means: Hint

Question 10 of 10
10. How do you say "thanks" in Icelandic?

Answer: (One word, four letters.)

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Jun 19 2024 : Guest 136: 4/10
Jun 05 2024 : ZWOZZE: 5/10

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What does "Gan daginn" mean?

Answer: Good morning.

"Gan daginn" means literally "Good day". Some people often add the word "blessaan" between "Gan daginn" to make "Gan blessaan daginn", which puts more emphasis on the fact that the day is really good.
2. "Bless bless" means:

Answer: Goodbye.

Means literally "Bye-bye". Saying only "Bless" is also right but for some reason most Icelanders say it twice. It's the same in English: "Bye" and "Bye-bye".
3. "J" means what?

Answer: Yes

"J" means simply "yes". But saying "j j" means that you are frustrated or bored of hearing about something.
4. "Hva heitiru?" means...?

Answer: What's your name?

Means literally "What are called you?". People answer this question by saying "g heitir...", which means "My name is...".
About Icelandic names: almost all Icelandic surnames end in "son" or "dttir". These two words mean "son" and "daughter" respectively. People put their father's name in front of "-son" or "-dttir" to make a surname.
A man is called Jn (John) and his father is Dav (David). Then this guy has the surname "Davsson" (There are two 's' because it's like "David's son" in English).
A woman called Kristn (Christy) and her father is Dav, then her full name will be "Kristn Davsdttir".
5. "Hva ertu a gera?" means what?

Answer: What are you doing?

To make this sentence sound rude, people use the word "djfulsins" instead of "hva". The whole sentence will then be "Djfulsins ertu a gera?" which can be translated as "What the hell are you doing?".
6. If somebody says to you "Hvernig gengur?", then he is asking where you are from.

Answer: False

"Hvernig gengur?" means "How are you doing?". People often say this when they greet each other, showing that they care about the other person.
7. "Hva ertu gamall?" means:

Answer: How old are you?

The literal translation is "What are you old?". To answer this, we say "g er ... ra", which means "I am ... years old".
About the word "gamall", which means "old": if you add "hund" (dog) in front of it to make "hundgamall", it is now an impolite way of saying "very old".
8. "g er strkur" means "You are nice".

Answer: False

"g er strkur" means "I am a boy".
Some common words: strkur = boy; stelpa = girl; maur = man; kona = woman.
9. The word "b" means:

Answer: cinema

The word "b" means "cinema". Another word meaning "cinema" in Icelandic is "kvikmyndahs", meaning literally "movie-house".
10. How do you say "thanks" in Icelandic?

Answer: takk

Yes, "thanks" in Icelandic is "takk".
Actually, there are a lot of ways to thank people - here are some more:
"Takk fyrir" = Thanks for (it)
"akka r fyrir" = Thank you for (it)
"Takk krlega" = Thanks passionately
and many more...

Extra: Some words to say back are:
"Ekkert ml" = No problem
"a var ekkert" = It was nothing
"Mn ngja" = My pleasure
Source: Author kitiboy

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