Basque Plural

Welcome to the fourth Basque lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
liburua
books
books Audio
liburuak
car
car Audio
autoa
cars
cars Audio
autoak
tree
tree Audio
zuhaitza
trees
trees Audio
zuhaitzak
flower
flower Audio
lorea
flowers
flowers Audio
loreak

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Basque
I speak one language
[singular form]
hizkuntza bat hitz egiten dut Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
hiru hizkuntza hitz egiten ditugu Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
herrialde askotara doa Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
pozik daude orain Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
bost oinetako gorri dauzka Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
sandwich bat nahi dut tipularik gabe Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
emakumea
women
women Audio
emakumeak
man
man Audio
gizona
men
men Audio
gizonak
house
house Audio
etxea
houses
houses Audio
etxeak
cup
country Audio
kopa
cups
countries Audio
kopak
cow
cow Audio
behia
cows
cows Audio
behiak
horse
horse Audio
zaldia
horses
horses Audio
zaldiak

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Basque by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Basque
Help
laguntza! Audio
Call the ambulance
deitu anbulantziari! Audio
I need a doctor
medikua behar dut Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
non dago farmazia hurbilena? Audio
Are you okay?
ondo al zaude? Audio
I am sick
txarto sentitzen naiz Audio
Call the police
deitu ertzaintzari! Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural 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 Nouns   Basque Nouns

Basque Gender   Basque Gender



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