This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Basque. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I saw you||Ikusi zintudan.|
|I wrote with a pen||Boligrafoarekin idatzi nuen.|
|You loved apples||Sagarrak maite zenituen.|
|You gave money||Dirua eman zenuen.|
|You played tennis||Tenisean jokatu zenuen.|
|He read (past tense) a book||Berak liburua irakurri zuen.|
|He understood me||Berak ulertu ninduen.|
|She had a cat||Berak katua zeukan/zuen.|
|She knew my friend||Nire laguna ezagutzen zuen.|
|We wanted to learn||Ikastea nahi genuen.|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Espainola erreza zela uste genuen.|
|You (plural) worked here||Zuek hemen egin zenuten lan.|
|You (plural) spoke French||Zuek frantsesez hitz egiten zenuten.|
|They drove a car||Eurak kotxea gidatu zuten.|
|They smiled||Eurak barre egin.|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||Bere kolore gogokoena beltza da.|
|I have black hair||Ile beltza daukat.|
|Red is not his favorite color||Gorria ez da bere kolore gogokoena.|
|She drives a yellow car||Berak auto horia gidatzen du.|
|The sky is blue||Zerua urdina da|
|Your cat is white||Zure katua zuria da|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Oso ondo pasa dut.|
|I agree with you||Zurekin bat nator. Zurekin ados nago.|
|Are you sure?||Ziur zaude?|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Paseatzera joatea nahiko zenuke?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Basque about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.