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Icelandic

Etymology 1

Adverb

það

  1. that
    Ég vissi ekki að hann væri það veikur.
    I didn't know he was that ill.
  2. there
    Það var slys á Miklubrautinni.
    There was an accident on the Miklubraut.

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • (archaic form) þat

Pronoun

það n.

  1. (personal pronoun): it, nominative singular form
    • Það gerðist fyrir nokkrum árum.
      It happened several years ago.
  2. (personal pronoun): it, accusative singular form
  3. there
  4. that
    • Hann vildi ekki borða það.
      He didn't want to eat that..
  5. as much
  6. so
    • Ég er búinn að segja það
      I'd already said so.
Derived terms
Declension
Icelandic personal pronouns
singular first person second person third person masculine third person feminine third person neuter
nominative ég, eg, ek þú hann hún, hon, hón það, þat
accusative mig, mik þig, þik hann hana það, þat
dative mér þér honum, hánum henni því
genitive mín þín hans hennar þess
plural first person second person third person masculine third person feminine third person neuter
nominative við þið, þit þeir þær þau
accusative okkur ykkur þá þær þau
dative okkur ykkur þeim þeim þeim
genitive okkar ykkar þeirra þeirra þeirra

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