Basque Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

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I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Basque. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Basque Classes.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Basque, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Basque

Determiners Basque
The yellow pen is easy to findBoligrafo horia erraza da aurkitzeko.
A yellow pen is easy to findBoligrafo horiak erraza da aurkitzeko.
A French teacher is hereIrakasle frantsez bat hemen dago.
The French teacher is hereIrakasle frantseza hemen dago.
Some languages are hardHizkuntza batzuk zailak dira.
Many languages are easyHizkuntza asko zailak dira.
The student speaks KoreanIkasleek korearrez hitz egiten dute.
A student speaks KoreanIkasle batek korearrez hitz egiten du.
Some students speak KoreanIkasle batzuek korearrez hitz egiten dute.
Many students speak KoreanIkasle askok korearrez hitz egiten dute.
This student speaks KoreanIkasle honek korearrez hitz egiten du.
That student speaks KoreanIkasle horrek korearrez hitz egiten du.
These students speak KoreanIkasle hauek korearrez hitz egiten dute.
Those students speak KoreanIkasle horiek korearrez hitz egiten dute.


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Basque

People Basque
Auntizeba, Izeko.
BabyJaio berria.
Child (female)Umea.
Child (male)Umea
Cousin (female)Lehengusina.
Cousin (male)Lehengusua.
Sisterarreba, ahizpa


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Daily Conversation in Basque

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Basque

English Basque
How old is your sister?Zenbat urte ditu zure ahizpak?
I love my husbandNire senarra maite dut.
This is my wifeHau nire emaztea da.
What's your brother called?Nola deitzen da zure anaia? Nola du izena zure anaiak?
Where does your father work?Non egiten du lan zure aitak?
Your daughter is very cuteZure alaba oso polita da.
What time is it?Zer ordu da?
It's 10 o'clock(Hamarrak) dira.
Give me this!Emaidazu hau!
I love youMaite zaitut.
Are you free tomorrow evening?Bihar arratsaldean libre zaude?
I would like to invite you for dinnerZu afari batetara gonbidatzea nahiko nuke.

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Basque about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.

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