Basque Adjectives

Welcome to the second Basque lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Basque to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
beltza
grey
grey Audio
grisa
white
white Audio
zuria
blue
blue Audio
urdina
green
green Audio
berdea
yellow
yellow Audio
horia
red
red Audio
gorria
brown
brown Audio
marroia

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Basque
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
nire etxea zuria da Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
zure herrialdea handia da Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
liburu berriak garestiak dira Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
pozik gaude hemen Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
hiru txakur txiki dauzka Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
hizkuntza hau oso erraza da Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
etxe berde txiki bat daukat Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
hotza
hot
hot Audio
beroa
cloudy
cloudy Audio
hodeitsu
rainy
rainy Audio
euria egiten ari da
snowy
snowy Audio
elurra egiten ari da
sunny
sunny Audio
eguzkitsua
windy
windy Audio
haizetsua
warm
warm Audio
beroa

Conversation in Basque

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Basque
hi
kaixo! Audio
how are you?
zer moduz zaude? Audio
I'm good, thank you
ondo, eskerrik asko Audio
and you?
eta zu? Audio
what is your name?
zein da zure izena? Audio
my name is Maya
nire izena maya da Audio
nice to meet you
[uj: not used] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Basque. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Basque Alphabet   Basque Alphabet

Basque Nouns   Basque Nouns



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