See also: ērtu

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

ContractionEdit

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 notesEdit

  • 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??
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