The 6th lesson teaches counting in cardinal and ordinal numbers in Basque. I also included a vocabulary list about school and finally common daily 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.
Knowing how to count in Basque is essential and should be one of first things to learn. By simply knowing numbers from 1 to 9 you could express large numbers in a simplified way. Cardinal numbers are for counting such as "1, 2, 3 ...". Ordinal numbers represent order or rank such as "1st, 2nd, 3rd ...".
Below is a list of the first 20 cardinal and ordinal numbers 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.
|Thirty three (31)||Hogehita hamairu.|
|One hundred (100)||Ehun.|
|Three hundred and sixty (360)||Hiru ehun eta hirurogehi.|
|One thousand (1000)||Mila.|
|Two thousand and fourteen (2014)||Bi mila berrogehi.|
|One million||Milioi bat.|
Now we will try to implement some of the numbers above into full Basque sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|I'm 30 years old||Hogeita hamar urte ditut.|
|I have 2 sisters and 1 brother||Bi arreba eta anai bat ditut.|
|English is my first language||Ingelesa da nire ama hizkuntza.|
|Her second language is Spanish||Gure bigarren hizkuntza espainola da.|
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Below is a list of 26 words related to school and classrooms. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able communicate to a teacher/students many objects in your class.
|Notebook (paper notebook)||Koadernoa.|
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Finally, a couple bonus sentences that you might find useful. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I have a question||Galdera bat daukat.|
|To speak||Hitz egin.|
|What's the name of that book?||Zein da liburu horren izenburua?|
|What do you do for a living?||Zertan egiten duzu lan?|
|I'm a (teacher / artist / engineer)||Ni maisua/artista/ingeniaria naiz|
|Oh! That's good!||Ondo dago! Ona da!|
|Can I practice with you?||Zurekin praktikatu dezaket?|
Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year.
Congratulations! You finished your 6th lesson in Basque about numbers, and school terms. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 7. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.