Adverbs

Basque Lesson 18 (Adverbs and Animals)

Duration: 30 mins

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In this 18th lesson we will explore the Basque adverbs, vocabulary list about animals and finally farewell phrases. We will be using both vocabulary and grammar to ensure that you know how to use 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.

Adverbs

In addition to adjectives, adverbs are very essential. This includes adverbs of time ", frequency, manner and place. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "yesterday", "always", "quickly", "here" etc. Adverbs can modify adjectives and verbs.

Below is a list of 30 adverbs 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.

Adverbs List in Basque

Adverbs Basque
Alreadydagoeneko
Immediatelyberehala
Last nightOrdenagailua
LaterAzkenaldian
Next weekdatorren astean
Noworain
Soonlaster
Stilloraindik
This morninggaur goizean
Todaygaur
Tomorrowbihar
Tonightgaur gauean
Yesterdayatzo
Yetoraindik
Anywhereedozein lekutan
Everywherenonahi
Herehemen
Therehor
Almostia
Alonebakarrik
Carefullyarretaz/Kontuz
QuicklyAzkarrago.
Reallybenetan
SlowlyAstiro. Motel.
Togetherbatera
Veryoso
Alwaysbeti
Neverinoiz ez
Rarelyoso gutxitan
Sometimesbatzuetan

Let's put some of the adverbs above into full Basque sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Basque Adverbs in a Sentence

English Basque
Do you like it here?Gustoko duzu hau?
See you later!Gero arte.
Thank you very much!Mila esker. Esker anitz. Eskerrik asko.
I really like it!Benetan dut gogoko!

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Vocabulary List about Animals

Here is a list of 25 words related to farm and wild animals as well as insects. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to talk about pets you have in the house or farm.

Animals List in Basque

Animals Basque
AnimalAnimalia.
Bearhartza
Birdtxoria
ButterflyPinpilinpauxa.
Catkatua
Cowbehia
Dogtxakurra
Donkeyastoa
Eaglearrano
Elephantelefantea
FarmBaserria.
Forestbasoa
Goatahuntza
Horsezaldia
InsectIntsektua. Zomorroa.
Lionlehoia
MonkeyTximinoa
MosquitoEltxoa.
Mousesagua
Rabbituntxia
Sheep (plural)Ardiak.
Snakesugea
SpiderArmiarma.
Tigertigrea

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Daily Conversation in Basque

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Basque

English Basque
Do you have any animals?Badaukazu animalirik?
Do you sell dog food?Txakur jana saltzen duzu?
I have a dogTxakurra daukat.
Monkeys are funnyTximinoak barregarriak dira.
She likes catsBerak katuak ditu gogoko.
Tigers are fastTigreak azkarrak dira.
BadTxarto.
HappyPozik.
SadTriste.
Thank you!Eskerrik asko.
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Ez dago zergatik. Ez horregatik. Ez da ezer.
Have a nice day!Egun ona izan!
Good night!Gabon.
Have a good trip!Bidai ona izan. Bidai ona eduki.
It was nice talking to you!Plazer bat zurekin hitz egitea! Pozten naiz zurekin hitzegiteaz.

Fun Facts

Did you know? Commonly used adverbs constitute about 15% of sentences in Basque. That means they should not be ignored because sooner or later you will need to use them.

Congratulations! You finished your 18th lesson in Basque about adverbs, and animals. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Vocabulary. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.

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