Kvikmyndir (Vocabulary for 5/23/2002)


Here are some words used to describe motion pictures (kvikmyndir) in Icelandic. Many of these come from Daisy Neijmann's "Colloquial Icelandic" book.

aðalhlutverk (n.) - starring role
bíó (n.) - cinema (or kvikmyndahús, but I think that's an old word)
gamanmynd (f.) - comedy
heimildarmynd (f.) - documentary
hryllingsmynd (f.) - horror film
kvikmynd (f.) - motion picture
sakamálamynd (f.) - mystery
sjónvarpsmynd (f.) - TV movie
spennumynd (f.) - action film
stórmynd (f.) - epic
teiknimynd (f.) - cartoon
vestri - Western

Mynd is a good example of a strong feminine noun, declined like tíð - time. Bíó and aðalhlutverk are strong neuter nouns, declined like borð - table.

Awaiting corrections,
Jon

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