This is the 12th lesson about Basque verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple 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.
Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.
Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). 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.
|To smile||Irribarre egin.|
|To speak||Hitz egin.|
|To work||Lan egin.|
|He understands me||Berak ulertzen nau.|
|He understood me||Berak ulertu ninduen.|
|He will understand me||Berak ulertuko nau.|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.
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Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I was born in July||Uztailan jaio nintzen.|
|I will visit you in August||Abuztuan bisita egingo dizut.|
|See you tomorrow!||Bihar arte|
|Today is Monday||Gaur astelehena da.|
|Winter is very cold here||Negua oso hotza da hemen|
|Yesterday was Sunday||Atzo igandea izan zen.|
|Are you married?||Ezkonduta zaude?|
|I'm single||Ezkongabea naiz.|
|Would you marry me?||Nirekin ezkontzea nahiko zenuke?|
|Can I have your phone number?||Zure telefono zenbakia eman diezadakezu?|
|Can I have your email?||Zure emaila izan dezaket?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Basque about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.