svona

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse svána. Composed of svo (so, thus) +‎ -na (proximal suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

svona (not comparable)

  1. thus, like this
    Til þess að hitta í körfuna verðurðu að kasta boltanum svona.
    To hit the basket you have to throw the ball like this.
  2. to this degree; this
    Ég vissi ekki að þú værir svona góður!
    I didn’t know you were this good!
  3. (colloquial) approximately, about, like
    Ég fór síðast í bíó fyrir svona mánuði.
    The last time I went to the movies was like a month ago.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (like this): þannig (like that), svoleiðis (like that)
  • (to this degree): svo (so, to such a degree), það (to that degree)

Adjective[edit]

svona (not comparable)

  1. like this, such
    Það er eitthvað að svona fólki.
    There’s something wrong with people like this.

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