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Useful Basque phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Basque. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.

Guide to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal.

English euskara (Basque)
Welcome Ongi etorri
Hello Kaixo
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks.
Zer moduz?
Ondo, eskerrik asko
Long time no seee Aspaldiko!
What's your name?
My name is ...
Nor zara? Zer da zure izena?
... naiz / Nire izena ... da
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Nongoa zara?
... ko/go naiz
Pleased to meet you Urte askotarako / Pozten naiz zu ezagutzeaz
Good morning Egun on
Good afternoon/evening Arratsalde on
Good night Gabon
Goodbye Agur
Good luck Zorte on!
Cheers/Good health! On egin! Topa! Eskerriska!
Have a nice day Egun on izan dezala
Bon appetit On egin!
Bon voyage Ondo ibili!
I don't understand Ez dut ulertzen
Please speak more slowly Astiro-astiro hitz egin mesedez
Please write it down Idatz iezadazu mesedez
Do you speak Basque?
Yes
Euskaraz badakizu?
Bai
How do you say ... in Basque? Nola esaten da ... euskaraz?
Excuse me/Sorry Barkatu
How much is this? Zenbat balio du?
Thank you
Response
Eskerrik asko
Ez da eser
Where's the toilet? Non dago komuna?
Would you like to
dance with me?
Dantzatu nahi al duzu nirekin?
I love you Maite zaitut
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Gizon honek guztia ordainduko du (gentleman)
Andre honek guztia ordainduko du (lady)
Get well soon Hobera egin
Leave me alone! Utzi pakean!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Lagundu!
Sute!
Geldi!
Call the police! Deitu poliziari!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Zorionak eta urte berri on
Happy Easter Ondo izan Bazko garaian
Happy Birthday Zorionak zuri
One language
is never enough
Hizkuntza bat ez da inoiz nahikoa
My hovercraft
is full of eels

Why this phrase?
Nire aerolabangailua aingirez beteta dago

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Links

Other collections of Basque phrases
http://wikitravel.org/en/Basque_phrasebook
http://www.101languages.net/basque/basics.html
http://www.ontariobasqueclub.dantzariak.net/esaldiak.htm

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