This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Basque. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms 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.
|As tall as||.....Bezain altua.|
|Taller than||...... baino Altuagoa.|
|Shorter than||.....baino bajuagoa.|
|Less beautiful||Ez hain polita.|
|You are happy||Zu pozik zaude.|
|You are as happy as Maya||Maya bezain pozik zaude.|
|You are happier than Maya||Maya baino pozago zaude.|
|You are the happiest||Pozgarriena zara zu.|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Gutxiago har dezakezu?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Kreditu txartela onartzen duzu?|
|How much is this?||Zenbat balio du honek?|
|I'm just looking||Begira nago.|
|Only cash please!||Esku dirua bakarrik, mesedez!|
|This is too expensive||Oso garestia da.|
|Cash||Esku dirua. Dirua.|
|Credit card||Kreditu txartela.|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Barazki-jalea naiz.|
|It is very delicious!||Oso gozoa dago!|
|May we have the check please!||Kontua ekarriko diguzu, mesedez?|
|The bill please!||Kontua mesedez!|
|Waiter / waitress!||Zerbitzari!|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||Zer gomendatuko zeniguke?(jateko).|
|What's the name of this dish?||Ze izen dut janari honek?|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||Non aurki dezaket jatetxe on bat?|
|A cup of||Taza bete...|
|A glass of||Baso bete...|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Denbora (Egunak/hilebeteak).|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Basque about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.