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11 Delightful Icelandic Words and Phrases

11 Delightful Icelandic Words and Phrases

Look no further than these charming words and phrases hailing from the land of fire and ice. Ég kem alveg af fjöllumThis phrase, which translates to “I come completely from the mountains,” throws some shade at mountain dwellers. This phrase, which means “the raisin at the end of a sausage” expresses the same thought—it's a nice supplement to an already wonderful treat. Nú duga engin vettlingatökWhen you want something done carefully and properly, this is the phrase—which translates to “no mitten-grabbing/mitten-takes”—to use. The Icelandic language has a reputation for lengthy words, and this one is one of the longest of them all.

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