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2vera v ( er; var, voru or vru, veri )

1. be
hn er lknir
she is a doctor
a hlaut a ~
it had to be
2. (dveljast) stay
leyfa e-m a ~
allow sby to stay
3. auxiliary with infinitive
g er a skrifa
I am writing
svo er a sj a . . .
it seems that . . .
4. auxiliary with pp
hann er farinn
he is gone
hann var drepinn
he was killed
5. impers
mr er kalt
I am cold
mr er ekkert um hann gefi
I do not like him
6. phrases
~ v
be on a drunk
g er v a . . .
I rather think that . . .
a er e- a honum
sth is wrong with him
vertu ekki a essu
stop doing this!
g m ekki ~ a essu
I have no time for this
a sem af er
until now
a er af og fr
it is out of the question
~ n e-s
be without sth
~ eftir
be left
~ eftir sig
feel exhausted
~ alveg fr
feel very bad
a er fr
it is over
g er ekki fr v
I rather think so
~ fyrir
be in the way
hann var ar fyrir
he was there already
~ miki fyrir e-
like sth a lot
~ hj e-m
be with sby
~ v
be drunk
~ inni
stay indoors
~ me
take part
ertu me?
do you follow me?
~ me e-
have sth (along)
~ saman
be together
au eru saman
they are a couple, they are going steady
~ til
exist
ertu til?
are you ready?
~ til e-
be prepared/willing to do sth
a er vel til
it is quite possible
a er ekki til neins
it is no use
hva er um a ~?
what is going on?
~ uppi
be upstairs
~ uppi
be in bed
mean vi erum uppi
while we are alive
~ r e-u
be made of sth
~ vel vi e-n
like sby
~ vi
be present

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