sophiamor
a year ago1,000+ Views
Sweet Talk: Höldumst í hendur

Welcome to 'Sweet Talk' where I'll be highlighting some phrases in other languages that I think we can all connect with!

Today we're learning with Sigur Ros. I was SO obsessed with these guys my freshman year of college, and any time I hear them I still feel that nervous-excitement I felt that entire year.
Okay now I'm not going to say that I understand ANYTHING Sigur Ros says because a) I don't speak Icelandic and b) half the stuff they say is literally gibberish (they made up their own language!)

Now that that is out of the way, let's learn an Icelandic phrase together!

Listen to the phrase at 0:59 to help with pronunciation!

Höldumst - We hold

Hendur - Hands

Höldumst í hendur - Let's hold hands

Fun fact: The song title, Hoppípolla, is a word we don't have in English but it literally means 'the act of hopping in rain puddles' :)

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It looks easy but it's actually really difficult to pronounce. I sound like I'm putting on a spell from Harry Potter.
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