Numbers

Basque Lesson 6 (Numbers and School)

Duration: 30 mins

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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.

Numbers

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.

Numbers in Basque

Numbers Basque
Onebat
Firstlehena
Twobi
SecondSegundoak
Threehiru
Thirdhirugarrena
Fourlau
Fourthlaugarrena
Fivebost
Fifthbosgarrena
Sixsei
Sixthseigarrena
Sevenzazpi
Seventhzazpigarrena
Eightzortzi
Eighthzortzigarrena
Ninebederatzi
Ninthbederatzigarrena
Tenhamar
Tenthhamargarrena
Elevenhamaika
Eleventhhamaikagarrena
Twelvehamabi
Twelfthhamabigarrena
Thirteenhamahiru
Thirteenthhamahirugarrena
Fourteenhamalau
FourteenthHamalaugarrena.
Fifteenhamabost
FifteenthHamabostgarrena.
Sixteenhamasei
SixteenthHamaseigarrena.
Seventeenhamazazpi
SeventeenthHamazazpigarrena.
Eighteenhemezortzi
EighteenthHamazortzigarrena.
Nineteenhemeretzi
NineteenthHemeretzigarrena.
Twentyhogei
TwentiethHogeigarrena.
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 millionMilioi bat.
Oncebehin
Twicebi aldiz/Birritan.

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.

Basque Numbers in a Sentence

Numbers Basque
I'm 30 years oldHogeita hamar urte ditut.
I have 2 sisters and 1 brotherBi arreba eta anai bat ditut.
English is my first languageIngelesa da nire ama hizkuntza.
Her second language is SpanishGure bigarren hizkuntza espainola da.

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about School

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.

School Words in Basque

School Basque
AnswerErantzuna.
Bookliburua
Booksliburuak
Chairaulkia
Deskidazmahaia
Dictionaryhiztegia
LaptopHizkuntzak
Libraryliburutegia
Notebook (paper notebook)Koadernoa.
Pageorrialdea
Paperpapera
Penboligrafoa
Pencilarkatza
Questiongaldera
SchoolEskola/Ikastola.
Studentikaslea
Teacherirakaslea
UniversityUnibertsitatea.

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Daily Conversation in Basque

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!

Common Expressions in Basque

English Basque
I have a questionGaldera bat daukat.
To listenEntzun.
To readIrakurri.
To speakHitz egin.
To thinkPentsatu.
To understandUlertu.
To writeIdatzi.
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?

Fun Facts

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.

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