Imperative

Basque Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Basque imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Basque is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Basque

Imperative Basque
Go!Joan!
Stop!Geldi!
Don't Go!Ez joan!
Stay!Egon!
Leave!Utzi!
Come here!Etorri hona!
Go there!Joan hara!
Enter (the room)!Sartu (gelara)!
Speak!Hitz egin!
Be quiet!Isildu!
Turn rightEskumatara biratu.
Turn leftEzkerretara biratu.
Go straightZuzen joan.
Wait!Itxoin!
Let's go!Goazen!
Be careful!Kontuz!
Sit down!Jarri! Eseri!
Let me show you!Utzi erakusten!
Listen!Entzun!
Write it down!Idatzi!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Basque

Places Basque
Bankbankua
Beachhondartza
Desertbasamortua
Earthlurra
ForestBasoa.
Gardenlorategia
Hospitalospitalea
Islanduhartea
Lakelakua
Moonilargia
Mountainmendia
Riveribaia
Seaitsasoa
SkyZerua
Starsizarrak
SunEguzkia.
I can see the starsIzarrak ikus ditzaket.
I want to go to the beachHondartzara joatea nahi dut.
The moon is full tonightIlargi betea dago gaur.
This is a beautiful gardenLorategi polita da hau.

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Basque

Household Basque
Bedohea
Bedroomlogela
Carpettapiza
Ceilingsabaia
Chairaulkia
ComputerOrdenagailua.
Deskidazmahaia
DoorAtea.
Furniturealtzariak
Houseetxea
Kitchensukaldea
Refrigeratorhozkailua
Roofteilatu
Roomgela
StoveBerogailua.
Tabletaula
Televisiontelebista
Toiletkomuna
Wallhorma
Windowleihoa

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Daily Conversation in Basque

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Basque

English Basque
Can you close the door?Atea itxi dezakezu?
Can you open the window?Leihoa zabaldu dezakezu?
I need to use the computerOrdenagailua erabili bahar dut.
I need to use the toiletKomuna erabili behar dut.
I'm watching televisionTelebista ikusten ari naiz.
This room is very bigGela hau oso handia da.
Holiday WishesOndo igaro oporrak!
Good luck!Sorte on!
Happy birthday!Zorionak!
Happy new year!Urte berri on!
Merry Christmas!Gabon zoriontsuak!
Congratulations!Zorionak!
Enjoy! (before eating)On egin!
Bless you (when sneezing)Jesus!
Best wishes!Onena opa dizut!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Basque about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.

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