Present tense of “að vera” Exercises in Icelandic language

Learning the present tense of "að vera" (to be) in Icelandic is a fundamental step for anyone diving into this beautiful and rich language. "Að vera" is an irregular verb that forms the backbone of many basic sentences, making it crucial to master early on. In Icelandic, just as in English, the present tense of this verb is used to describe states of being, locations, and identities. By understanding and practicing its various forms, you'll be able to construct essential sentences and engage in basic conversations with greater confidence. The present tense conjugation of "að vera" in Icelandic differs significantly from its English counterpart. It changes according to the subject it accompanies, and these variations need to be memorized to ensure accurate and fluid communication. For example, "ég er" means "I am," "þú ert" translates to "you are," and "hann/hún/það er" means "he/she/it is." As you work through these grammar exercises, you'll practice these forms and enhance your ability to use them correctly in context. Through consistent practice and application, you'll develop a solid foundation in Icelandic grammar, paving the way for more advanced language skills.

Exercise 1

<p>1. Ég *er* heima hjá mér (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>2. Þú *ert* vinur minn (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>3. Hann *er* nemandi í skólanum (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>4. Hún *er* frá Íslandi (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>5. Við *erum* fjölskylda (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>6. Þið *eruð* á veitingastað (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>7. Þeir *eru* á ferðalagi (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>8. Þær *eru* systur (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>9. Það *er* kalt úti (present tense of "að vera").</p> <p>10. Ég *er* í vinnunni (present tense of "að vera").</p>
 

Exercise 2

<p>1. Ég *er* í skólanum núna (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>2. Þú *ert* góður vinur (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>3. Hún *er* læknir (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>4. Við *erum* að læra íslensku (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>5. Þeir *eru* í fótbolta (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>6. Ég *er* svangur (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>7. Þú *ert* mjög skemmtilegur (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>8. Hann *er* úti að leika (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>9. Við *erum* vinir (present tense of 'to be').</p> <p>10. Þau *eru* heima hjá sér (present tense of 'to be').</p>
 

Exercise 3

<p>1. Ég ____ *er* heima í dag (to be).</p> <p>2. Þú ____ *ert* góður vinur minn (to be).</p> <p>3. Við ____ *erum* mjög ánægð með árangurinn (to be).</p> <p>4. Þeir ____ *eru* alltaf á réttum stað á réttum tíma (to be).</p> <p>5. Hún ____ *er* í vinnunni núna (to be).</p> <p>6. Þið ____ *eruð* duglegir nemendur (to be).</p> <p>7. Hann ____ *er* frábær íþróttamaður (to be).</p> <p>8. Við ____ *erum* fjölskylda (to be).</p> <p>9. Þeir ____ *eru* vinir mínir (to be).</p> <p>10. Ég ____ *er* að læra íslensku (to be).</p>
 

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