Comparatives in describing size Exercises in Icelandic language

In Icelandic, comparatives are essential tools for describing the size of objects, people, and more. Whether you're talking about the tallest mountain or the smallest pebble, mastering comparatives allows you to make these distinctions clearly and accurately. Unlike English, Icelandic comparatives often involve specific suffixes and vowel changes that can be tricky for beginners. Understanding these patterns is crucial for effective communication and for enhancing your descriptive abilities in Icelandic. This page offers a range of grammar exercises aimed at helping you grasp the concept of comparatives in Icelandic, focusing specifically on size. From simple sentences to more complex structures, these exercises will guide you through the intricacies of forming and using comparatives correctly. By practicing regularly, you'll become more comfortable with these grammatical forms, allowing you to describe the world around you in greater detail and with more confidence.

Exercise 1

<p>1. Húsið er *stærra* en bílinn (bigger).</p> <p>2. Hafið er *dýpra* en vatnið (deeper).</p> <p>3. Fjallið er *hærra* en hæðin (taller).</p> <p>4. Kötturinn er *minni* en hundurinn (smaller).</p> <p>5. Flaskan er *þyngri* en glasið (heavier).</p> <p>6. Rósin er *lengri* en túskið (longer).</p> <p>7. Bókin er *þynnri* en dagblaðið (thinner).</p> <p>8. Skórinn er *víðari* en sokkurinn (wider).</p> <p>9. Borðið er *stærra* en stóllinn (bigger).</p> <p>10. Báturinn er *minni* en skipið (smaller).</p>
 

Exercise 2

<p>1. Hundurinn minn er *stærri* en kötturinn þinn (comparative for 'big').</p> <p>2. Bókin hans er *þynnri* en bókin mín (comparative for 'thin').</p> <p>3. Fjallið er *hærra* en hæðin (comparative for 'high').</p> <p>4. Bíllinn hans er *lengri* en bíllinn minn (comparative for 'long').</p> <p>5. Húsið okkar er *stærra* en húsið þeirra (comparative for 'big').</p> <p>6. Stelpan er *minni* en strákurinn (comparative for 'small').</p> <p>7. Tréð er *hærra* en runninn (comparative for 'high').</p> <p>8. Kakan er *þynnri* en brauðið (comparative for 'thin').</p> <p>9. Hjólið hennar er *styttra* en hjólið mitt (comparative for 'short').</p> <p>10. Fötin eru *stærri* en skórnir (comparative for 'big').</p>
 

Exercise 3

<p>1. Hundurinn minn er *stærri* en þinn (comparative of "stór").</p> <p>2. Húsið er *minna* en skólinn (comparative of "lítið").</p> <p>3. Fjallið er *hærra* en hæðin (comparative of "hátt").</p> <p>4. Bíllinn minn er *lengri* en bíllinn hans (comparative of "langur").</p> <p>5. Blómið er *fallegra* en grasið (comparative of "fallegt").</p> <p>6. Kötturinn er *léttari* en hundurinn (comparative of "létt").</p> <p>7. Bókin er *þykkari* en blaðið (comparative of "þykk").</p> <p>8. Tölvan mín er *þynnri* en gamla tölvan (comparative of "þunn").</p> <p>9. Dyrnar eru *breiðari* en glugginn (comparative of "breiður").</p> <p>10. Garðurinn okkar er *stærri* en garðurinn þeirra (comparative of "stór").</p>
 

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