Negation

Basque Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Basque which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation expressions 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.

Negation in Basque

Negation Basque
NoEz.
NothingEzer ez.
Not yetOraindik ez.
No oneBat ere ez.
No longerGehiago ez.
Neverinoiz ez
CannotEzin da.
Should notEzingo litzake.

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions 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 Negation in a Sentence

English Basque
Don't worry!Lasai!
I cannot remember the wordEzin dut hitza gogoratu.
I do not speak JapaneseEz dut japonieraz hitz egiten.
I don't know!Ez dakit!
I'm not fluent in Italian yetEz dut italieraz ondo hitz egiten.
I'm not interested!Ez nago interesatuta!
No one here speaks GreekIƱork ere ez ez gu grekeraz hitz egiten.
No problem!Ez dago arazorik!
This is not correctHau zuzen dago.
This is wrongHau gaizki dago.
We don't understandEz dugu ulertzen.
You should not forget this wordEz zenuke hitz hau ahaztu beharko.

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Basque

Body Basque
Armbesoa
Backbizkarra
Chestbularra
Earbelarria
Eyebegia
Faceaurpegia
Feetoinak
Fingershatzamarrak
Hairilea
Handeskua
Headburua
Heartbihotza
Leghanka
Mouthahoa
Necklepoa
Nosesudurra
Shouldersorbalda
Stomachsabela
Teethhortzak
Tonguemihia

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Daily Conversation in Basque

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Basque Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Basque

English Basque
He feels with his handEskuekin sentitzen du.
I smell with my noseSudurrarekin usaintzen dut.
She has beautiful eyesBegi politak dauzka.
She tastes with her tongueMingainarekin zaporea hartzen du.
We see with our eyesBegiekin ikusten dugu.
You hear with your earsBelarriekin entzuten duzu.
How old are you?Zenbat urte dituzu?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old(Hogei, hamar) urte ditut.
Are you married?Ezkonduta zaude?
Do you have children?Badituzu umeak? Badaukazu umerik?
I have to goJoan egin behar naiz.
I will be right back!Oraintxe bertan nator!

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Basque about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Basque Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Basque homepage.

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