How to use the definite article in Basque

How to use the definite article in Basque

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Basque? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Basque lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Basque definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Basque definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. A unique feature of Basque is that, unlike English, the definite article comes after the noun as a suffix. In general, a noun in Basque is made definite with the marker '-a'.


the book
the kitchen
the apple
the sister
the month
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Step 4 : The definite article in Basque

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns liburu, aulki and ate (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are liburua, aulkia and atea (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Basque including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Basque nouns liburu, aulki and ate, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Basque).

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