Greenlandic Vocabulary

The Greenlandic vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: ataaseq  Audio Two: marluk  Audio Three: pingasut  Audio
Four: sisamat  Audio Five: tallimat  Audio Six: arfinillit  Audio
Seven: arfineq marluk  Audio Eight: arfineq pingasut  Audio Nine: qulingiluat  Audio
Ten: qulit  Audio First: siulleq  Audio Second: aappaa  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: ataasinngorneq  Audio Tuesday: marlunngorneq  Audio Wednesday: pingasunngorneq  Audio
Thursday: sisamanngorneq  Audio Friday: tallimanngorneq  Audio Saturday: sapaat  Audio
Sunday: arfininngorneq  Audio Now: maanna  Audio Yesterday: ippassaq  Audio
Today: ullumi  Audio Tonight: unnugu  Audio Tomorrow: aqagu  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: paarnat  Audio Apples: iipilit  Audio
Bananas: bananit  Audio Tomatoes: tomati  Audio
Potatoes: katorfilit  Audio Onions: uanitsut  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: aappaluttoq  Audio Green: qorsuk  Audio Blue: tungujortoq  Audio
White: qaqortoq  Audio Black: qernertoq  Audio Grey: qasertoq  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: ullaakkorsiutit  Audio Lunch: frokosti  Audio
Dinner: unnukkorsiutit  Audio Milk: immuk  Audio
Coffee: kaffi  Audio Bread: iffiaq  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: seqineq  Audio Windy: anori  Audio Rainy: sialuk  Audio
Snowy: aput  Audio Cold: nuanneq  Audio Hot: kiak  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: nukappiaraq  Audio Girl: niviarsiaraq  Audio
Son: erneq  Audio Daughter: panik  Audio
Brother: qatanngut  Audio Sister: qatanngut  Audio
Man: arnaq  Audio Woman: angut  Audio
Father: ataata  Audio Mother: anaana  Audio
Grandfather: aatak  Audio Grandmother: aanaq  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: illu  Audio Toilet: anartarfik  Audio Room: ini  Audio
Bedroom: sinittarfik  Audio Kitchen: iggavik  Audio Table: nerrivik  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: qitsuk  Audio Dog: qimmeq  Audio Mouse: teriaq  Audio
Bird: timmiaq  Audio Cow: ko  Audio Horse: hiisti  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: alerserit  Audio Shoes: kamippit  Audio Trousers: qarliit  Audio
Shirt: ilupaaq  Audio Sweater: tuluujussuaq  Audio Coat: kavaajaq  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: Tuluttut  Audio French: Franskisut  Audio German: Tyskisut  Audio
Spanish: Spanskisut  Audio Italian: Italiamiutut  Audio Portuguese: Portugalimiutut  Audio
Greek: Grækerisut  Audio Russian: Ruslandimiutut  Audio Arabic: Arabiamiutut  Audio
Hindi: Hindimiutut  Audio Chinese: Kineserisut  Audio Japanese: Japanimiusut  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxa  Audio Bus: bussi  Audio
Hotel: illusisarfik  Audio Reservation: inniminniineq  Audio
Airport: timmisartut mittarfiat  Audio Passport: pas  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: ilinniarnertooq  Audio Teacher: atuartitsisoq  Audio Pen: allaat  Audio
Books: atuakkat  Audio Page: saneraq  Audio Dictionary: ordbogi  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: assak  Audio Feet: isigat  Audio Hair: nutsat  Audio
Eye: isi  Audio Mouth: qaneq  Audio Nose: qingaq  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulance  Audio Doctor: nakorsaq  Audio
Hospital: napparsimmavik  Audio Pharmacy: nakorsaataarniarfik  Audio
Police: politiit  Audio Stomach Ache: naarlunneq  Audio

As you can see, this Greenlandic vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.