Comparative

Basque Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Comparative

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.

Comparative Form in Basque

Comparative Basque
As... asBezalakoa.
TallerAltuagoa.
ShorterBajuagoa.
YoungerGazteagoa.
OlderZaharragoa.
As tall as .....Bezain altua.
Taller than...... baino Altuagoa.
Shorter than.....baino bajuagoa.
More beautifulPolitagoa.
Less beautifulEz hain polita.
Most beautifulPolitena.
HappyPozik.
HappierPozago.
HappiestPozena/Pozgarriena.
You are happyZu pozik zaude.
You are as happy as MayaMaya bezain pozik zaude.
You are happier than MayaMaya baino pozago zaude.
You are the happiestPozgarriena zara zu.
Goodona
BetterHobea.
BestOnena/ Hoberena.
Badtxarra
WorseTxarrago.
WorstTxarrena.

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

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.

Shopping List in Basque

Shopping Basque
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 lookingBegira nago.
Only cash please!Esku dirua bakarrik, mesedez!
This is too expensiveOso garestia da.
CafeTaberna
CashEsku dirua. Dirua.
CheapMerkea.
CheckTxekea.
CinemaZinema.
Credit cardKreditu txartela.
Expensivegarestia
Gas stationGasolindegia.
MuseumMuseoa.
ParkingParkina.
Pharmacyfarmazia
SupermarketSupermerkatu

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

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.

Restaurant Terms in Basque

Restaurant Basque
I'm vegetarianBarazki-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 ofTaza bete...
A glass ofBaso bete...
Black pepperPiperbeltza.
Breadogia
Dessertpostrea
FoodJanaria
Forksardeska
Knifelabana
MenuMenua.
NapkinZapia.
Plateplaterra
Saladentsalada
Saltgatza
Saltygazia
Soupzopa
Spicymina
Spoonkoilara
Sweetgozoa
Tabletaula
Tip (money for the waiter)Denbora (Egunak/hilebeteak).
WaterUra.

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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.

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