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Felipe Machado
The word sæll
I just saw once saying that "sæll" is like saying Hi, but seens more common "hæ" and "Halló", so how,when I use it? there is a problem to use it ? I like this word, I don´t know why.
May 22, 2020 11:32 AM
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hahaha, icelandic has many ways to say hello. Sæll is kind of formal , but friends still use it between each other. You use "sæll" when you are saying hello to male, but "sæl" when saying hi to a female. "Hæ" and "Halló" is wierdly not used that much in Icelandic daily life. Maybe on phone when people can't hear each other or there is a connection issue. Nowadays, especially around the younger generation, it's really popular to greet each other with "sælir" when greeting males, but "sælar" when greeting females. Hope this helps. Good luck learning icelandic!
June 25, 2020
Felipe Machado
Language Skills
English, Hebrew, Icelandic, Portuguese
Learning Language
Icelandic