Useful Basque phrases

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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)
WelcomeOngi etorri
HelloKaixo
How are you?
I'm fine, thanks.
Zer moduz?
Ondo, eskerrik asko
Long time no seeeAspaldiko!
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 youUrte askotarako / Pozten naiz zu ezagutzeaz
Good morningEgun on
Good afternoon/evening Arratsalde on
Good nightGabon
GoodbyeAgur
Good luckZorte on!
Cheers/Good health! On egin! Topa! Eskerriska!
Have a nice dayEgun on izan dezala
Bon appetitOn egin!
Bon voyageOndo ibili!
I don't understandEz dut ulertzen
Please speak more slowlyAstiro-astiro hitz egin mesedez
Please write it downIdatz 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 youMaite zaitut
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Gizon honek guztia ordainduko du (gentleman)
Andre honek guztia ordainduko du (lady)
Get well soonHobera 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 EasterOndo izan Bazko garaian
Happy BirthdayZorionak zuri
One language is never enoughHizkuntza 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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