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.
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
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] hiru hizkuntza hitz egiten ditugu
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] herrialde askotara doa
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] pozik daude orain
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] bost oinetako gorri dauzka
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] sandwich bat nahi dut tipularik gabe
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.
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|
|Call the ambulance deitu anbulantziari!|
|I need a doctor medikua behar dut|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? non dago farmazia hurbilena?|
|Are you okay? ondo al zaude?|
|I am sick txarto sentitzen naiz|
|Call the police deitu ertzaintzari!|
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