Basque Feminine

If you're trying to learn Basque Feminine you will find out that Basque actually doesn't have a gender. So there is no masculine or feminine... But you still need to know how to deal with that fact. Below are some tips and examples. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Basque. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Basque Gender

As we mentioned before, there is no Basque gender which is good news (compared to other languages).

While in English it is known that feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine. In Basque, nouns are not masculine, feminine, they might be all considered "neutral".

Grammar Tips:
There are no genders in Basque, no feminine and no masculine. This applies to adjectives as well as nouns.


Here are some examples:

English GenderBasque Gender
FeminineEmakumezkoen
he is happybera pozik dago
she is happybera pozik dago
he is Americanbera amerikarra da
she is Americanbera amerikarra da
mangizona
womanemakume
fatheraita
motherama
brotheranaia
sisterarreba
uncleosaba
auntizeba
bullzezena
cowbehi
boymutila
girlneska

As you can see from the example above, there is no structure of the Feminine in Basque.

Gender in Basque

Below are examples of some vocabulary words that you can try to memorize to help you boost your vocabulary.

English VocabularyBasque Vocabulary
objectsobjektuak
bathroomkomuna
bedohe
bedroomlogela
ceilingsabaia
chairaulkia
clothesarropak
coatberokia
cupkatilua
deskidazmahaia
dressjantzi
floorsolairua
forksardexka
furniturealtzariak
glassbeira
hattxapela
houseEtxea
inktinta
jacketjaka
kitchenSukaldea
knifelabana
lamplanpara
letterletra
mapmapa
newspaperegunkaria
notebookkoadernoa
pantsprakak
paperpapera
penidazkortza
pencilarkatza
pharmacyfarmazia
pictureargazkia
plateplaterra
refrigeratorhozkailu
restaurantjatetxea
roofteilatu
roomgela
rugtapiza
scissorsguraizeak
shampooxanpua
shirtalkondara
shoesoinetakoak
soapxaboia
socksgaltzerdiak
spoonkoilara
tabletaula
toiletgarbigelak
toothbrushHortz eskuila
toothpastehortzetako pasta
toweleskuoihal
umbrellaaterki
underwearbarruko arropa
wallhorma
walletzorro
windowleiho
telephonetelefonoa

Feminine and Masculine are absent from Basque, therefore they don't need very special attention. Once you're done with Basque gender lesson, you might want to check the rest of our Basque lessons here: Learn Basque. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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