Basque Negation

If you're trying to learn Basque Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Basque grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. 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 Negation

Learning the Basque Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Basque language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Basque.

Basque negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationBasque Negation
Negationukapena
he is not hereez dago hemen
that is not my bookhori ez da nire liburua
do not enterez sartu

Notice the structure of the Negation in Basque.

List of Negation in Basque

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Basque placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Basque vocabulary.

English NegationBasque Negation
I don't speakEz dut hitz egiten
I don't writeEz dut idazten
I don't driveez dut gidatzen
I don't loveEz dut maite
I don't giveez dut ematen
I don't smileez dut irribarrerik egiten
I don't takeez dut hartzen
he doesn't speakez du hitz egiten
he doesn't writeez du idazten
he doesn't driveez du gidatzen
he doesn't loveez du maitatzen
he doesn't giveez du ematen
he doesn't smileez du irribarrerik egiten
he doesn't takeez du hatzen
we don't speakez dugu hitz egiten
we don't writeez dugu idazten
we don't driveez dugu gidatzen
we don't loveez dugu maite
we don't giveez dugu ematen
we don't smileez dugu irribarrerik egiten
we don't takeez dugu hartzen

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Basque. Once you're done with the Euskara Negation, 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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