er, ert, eru…

One of the most common verbs to conjugate in Icelandic is “að vera,” which means “to be.” I’m not going to dive into all of that here right now (there are a million resources on that), but I was struggling to remember a few of the conjugations—so I wanted to review them here.

Specifically, for whatever reason, I had a hard time remembering the differences between er, ert, og eru. Random, I know. The below charts (which cover the same thing, in a couple different ways) helped me sort it out.

Icelandic "to be"
Credit: Complete Icelandic by Hildur Jonsdottir
Screen Shot 2019-04-14 at 11.58.34 AM

Hopefully you won’t forget the e “að vera” words like me. 🙂

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