Welcome to the fifth Basque lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Basque to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules - Basque|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun] nire semea ikaslea da
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] bere alaba ikaslea da
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] anaia altu bat dauka
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] ahizpa altu bat dauka
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] bere anaiak gazteak dira
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] bere arrebak gazteak dira
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Basque, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|English - Basque|
|What do you mean? zer esan nahi duzu?|
|I don't understand ez dut ulertzen!|
|I don't know ez dakit!|
|What is that called in Basque? nola deitzen da hori euskaraz?|
|What is this? zer da hau?|
|What does that word mean in English? zer esan nahi du hitz horrek ingelesez?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) barkatu!|
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