Nouns

Basque Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Basque which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs 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.

Nouns

Nouns are the most used words in Basque. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Basque

Nouns Basque
Catkatua
Dogtxakurra
Womanemakumea
Womenemakumeak
Motherama
Sisterarreba
Shoeszapatak
Socksgaltzerdiak
Bookliburua
Booksliburuak
Starsizarrak
SunEguzkia.

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Basque Nouns in a Sentence

English Basque
I have a dogTxakurra daukat.
I speak ItalianItaliarrez hitz egiten dut.
I live in AmericaAmeriketan bizi naiz.
This is my wifeHau nire emaztea da.
This is my husbandHau neure senarra da.
Can you close the door?Atea itxi dezakezu?

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Basque. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Basque

ActorAktorea.
ActressAktoresa.
ArtistArtista.
BusinessmanBanku langilea, enpresa gizona.
Doctorosagilea. Medikua.
EngineerIngeniaria.
NurseErizaina.
Policemanpolizia
SingerAbeslaria.
Studentikaslea
Teacherirakaslea
TranslatorItzultzailea.

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Daily Conversation in Basque

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Basque

English Basque
He is a policemanBera polizia da.
I have a long experienceEsperiantzia daukat.
I'm a new employeeLangile berria naiz.
I'm an artistArtista naiz.
I'm looking for a jobLan bila nabil.
She is a singerBera abeslaria da.
What's that called in French?Nola esaten da hori frantsesez?
I have a reservationErreserba eginda daukat.
I have to goJoan egin behar naiz.
Where do you live?Non bizi zara?
Spanish is easy to learnErdera erraza da ikasteko.

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Basque about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.

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