25 most used Icelandic verbs

Icelandic is a North Germanic language that belongs to the Indo-European language family. It is the official language of Iceland and is closely related to other Scandinavian languages such as Faroese and Old Norse. Icelandic has preserved many features of Old Norse, making it particularly interesting to linguists and historians. Additionally, Icelandic has undergone relatively little change over the centuries, contributing to its distinctiveness.

Learning the present tense first is a common approach in language learning, and it applies to Icelandic as well. Here is a list of the 25 most used verbs in Icelandic.

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List of most used Icelandic verbs

Find a list of the most essential Icelandic verbs underneath:

  • vera – to be
  • hafa – to have
  • gera – to do/make
  • vilja – to want
  • kunna – to know/can
  • mega – to be able to/may
  • fara – to go
  • sjá – to see
  • segja – to say/tell
  • – to get/receive
  • kaupa – to buy
  • taka – to take
  • koma – to come
  • finna – to find
  • nota – to use
  • hitta – to meet
  • setja – to put
  • læra – to learn
  • biðja – to ask/request
  • gæta – to watch/heed
  • fylgja – to follow
  • lesa – to read
  • skrifa – to write
  • borða – to eat
  • drekka – to drink

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