Enjoy a collection of stories in Basque as well as hundreds of essential phrases and vocab. Ideal for those who would like to learn Basque while jogging, exercising, commuting, cooking or sleeping. The MP3 files can be copied to your smartphone or your iPad (via iTunes).
Verbs are used to describe actions. Basque makes a difference between transitive verbs and intransitive verbs. Transitive verbs are verbs which take an object ('I see the girl', 'I know the man' etc.). Transitive verbs in Basque use 'dut' as an auxiliary verb. Intransitive verbs are verbs which do not take an object ('I work', 'I go' etc.). Intransitive verbs in Basque use 'naiz' as an auxiliary verb.
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.Get credits
Learn to get by in Basque with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Basque, introduce yourself in Basque and even hold a conversation in Basque after you have met someone.
You can go from beginner to fluent in Basque in a short time and our nine-step Basque learning guide will show you how. We'll be talking about Basque greetings, nouns, adjectives and verbs. The guide provides an overview of each step in the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Basque.
In the previous steps, we taught you the words etxe, liburu and aulki (house, book, chair). We also taught you how to use the indefinite article in Basque to form etxe bat, liburu bat and aulki bat (a house, a book, a chair). In this step, we concentrate on how to use the definite article in Basque to form etxea, liburua and aulkia (the house, the book, the chair). You'll see an easy to follow lesson which includes numerous useful examples in both Basque and English. To get started with step 1, simply click the 9-step speedometer symbol. Or you can move ahead to step 5, by clicking the Next Step button (The plural in Basque).
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