Basque Numbers

Welcome to the sixth Basque lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Basque to help you practice your daily phrases.

Cardinal and Ordinal
Basque
one
bat Audio
first
lehen Audio
two
bi Audio
second
bigarren Audio
three
hiru Audio
third
hirugarren Audio
four
lau Audio
fourth
laugarren Audio
five
bost Audio
fifth
bosgarren Audio
six
sei Audio
sixth
seigarren Audio
seven
zazpi Audio
seventh
zazpigarren Audio
eight
zortzi Audio
eighth
zortzigarren Audio
nine
bederatzi Audio
ninth
bederatzigarren Audio
ten
hamar Audio
tenth
hamargarren Audio
eleven
hamaika Audio
eleventh
hamaikagarren Audio
twelve
hamabi Audio
twelfth
hamabigarren Audio
thirteen
hamahiru Audio
thirteenth
hamahirugarren Audio
fourteen
hamalau Audio
once
behin Audio
fifteen
hamabost Audio
twice
bi aldiz Audio
sixteen
hamasei Audio
Monday
astelehena Audio
seventeen
hamazazpi Audio
Tuesday
asteartea Audio
eighteen
hemezortzi Audio
Wednesday
asteazkena Audio
nineteen
hemeretzi Audio
Thursday
osteguna Audio
twenty
hogei Audio
Friday
ostirala Audio
seventy one
hirurogeita bat Audio
Saturday
larunbata Audio
one hundred
ehun Audio
Sunday
igandea Audio

Numbers Grammar Rules

Basque cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Basque. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Basque
I have three dogs
[number + noun]
hiru txakur dauzkat Audio
my daughter has two cats
[number + noun]
nire alabak katu bi dauzka Audio
she speaks seven languages
[verb + number]
zazpi hizkuntza hitz egiten ditu Audio
my brother has one son
[number + singular noun]
nire anaiak seme bat dauka Audio
this is my second lesson
[ordinal number + noun]
hau nire bigarren ikasgaia da Audio
did you read the third book?
[ordinal number + noun]
hirugarren liburua irakurri zenuen? Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.

cow
cow Audio
behia
goat
goat Audio
ahuntza
donkey
donkey Audio
astoa
horse
horse Audio
zaldia
dog
dog Audio
txakurra
cat
cat Audio
katua
mouse
mouse Audio
sagua
bird
bird Audio
txoria

Conversation in Basque

Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Basque
Where are you from?
nondik zatoz? Audio
I'm from the U.S
estatu batuetakoa naiz. Audio
I'm American
amerikarra naiz Audio
Where do you live?
non bizi zara? Audio
I live in the U.S
estatu batuetan bizi naiz Audio
What do you do for a living?
zertan egiten duzu lan? Audio
I'm a student
ikaslea naiz Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about numbers in Basque? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Basque Gender   Basque Gender

Basque Phrases   Basque Phrases



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