How to form the plural in Basque

How to form the plural in Basque

You want to learn how to use the plural in Basque? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Basque lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in Basque.

Basque nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The plural in Basque is generally formed by adding '-ak' to the end of the word.

Examples

mutilak
boys
ateak
doors
liburuak
books
umeak
children
gizonak
men
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Basque is the only language remaining spoken in southwestern Europe before the arrival of Indo-Europeans. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Basque would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Learn to get by in Basque with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Basque greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Hau leihoa da.
This is a window.
Hau katua da.
This is a cat.
Hau etxea da.
This is a house.
Hau atea da.
This is a door.
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Step 5 : The plural in Basque

The plural is important in Basque when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns liburu, aulki and ate (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are liburuak, aulkiak and ateak. Now learn how to use each of these Basque plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are liburuak, aulkiak and ateak (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Basque plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of liburu, aulki and ate, you can move on to Step 6 (Basque demonstrative pronouns).

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