ertu

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See also: ērtu

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ert meaning "[you] are" + þú meaning "you".

Contraction[edit]

ertu

  1. you are, are you
    Hver ertu?
    Who are you?
    Ertu ekki þreyttur? Þú hefur ekki sofið neitt.
    Aren't you tired? You haven't slept at all.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ertu is much more used than ert þú which is most often used if the speaker wishes to sound very formal, or if he intends to add emphasis to "þú":
    Er þetta þú??
    Is this you??