This game helps you learn the genders of Icelandic nouns.

Icelandic nouns can be a he , she , or it . Although there are some patterns that you can rely on, it's usually not possible to know a word's gender just by looking at it. Instead, you learn it by seeing how it is used with other words.

How to determine gender

To find the gender of the word "hundur", we take a look at how it looks in the sentence "hundurinn minn" (meaning my dog or literally the dog of mine). The word "my" changes depending on the word's gender: minn , mín , or mitt . "Minn" is masculine, so the word "dog" is masculine.