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Condom Fish and Tone Art: Translate Common Words From Icelandic To English

Loanwords are common in every language: television is television in pretty much any language... except Icelandic. We don't like to borrow words when we can get the concept across with Icelandic words strung together!
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Last updated: July 30, 2015
First submittedJuly 29, 2015
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Icelandic
Literal Translation
English
auglýsing
eye description
advertisement
bensíngjöf
gasoline gift
accelerator pedal
farfuglaheimili
migrating birds' home
hostel
fjölskylda
multiple duty
family
flugvél
flight engine
airplane
gæsalappa
goose feet
quotation marks
hafnabolti
harbor ball
baseball
hvalreki
beached whale
windfall
hveitibrauðsdagar
wheat bread days
honeymoon
laugardagur
laundry day
Saturday
Icelandic
Literal Translation
English
ljósapera
light pear
light bulb
myndavél
image engine
camera
rafmagn
amber power
electricity
sími
wire
telephone
sjónvarp
sight throwing
television
skemmtilegt
amusing-like
fun
smokkfiskur
condom fish
squid
timburmenn
wood men
hangover
tónlist
tone art
music
þunglyndur
heavy tempered
depressed
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Jul 29, 2015
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