Basque Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Basque Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Basque Prepositions 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 Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Basque.

Basque prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsBasque Prepositions
PrepositionsPreposizioak
inside the houseetxe barruan
outside the carauto kanpoan
with menirekin batera
without himbera barik
under the tablemahaiaren azpian
after tomorrowbihar ondoren
before sunsetiluntze aurretik
but I'm busybaina lanpetuta nago

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Basque.

List of Prepositions in Basque

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Basque placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Basque vocabulary.

English PrepositionsBasque Prepositions
aboutburuzko
abovegainetik
acrosszehar
afterondoren
againstaurka
amongartean
aroundinguruan
asbezala
atat
beforeaurretik
behindatzean
belowbehean
beneathazpian
besideondoan
betweenartean
beyondareago
butbaina
byondoan
despitearren
downbehean
duringzehar
exceptizan ezik
for…rentzat
fromaurrera
inen
insidebarruan
into…arantza
neargertu
nexthurrengo
of…rena
ongainean
oppositeaurrean
outkanpoan
outsidekanpoan
overgainean
perbakoitzeko
plusgehi
roundinguruan
since…(e)tik
thanbaino
throughbidez
tillarte
to…ra
towardnorabidean
underpean
unlikeez bezala
untilarte
upgora
viabidez
with…(e) kin
withinbarruan
withoutgabe
two wordsbi hitz
according to…(e) n arabera
because ofzeren eta…
close tohurbil
due toondorioz
except forizan ezik
far fromurrun
inside ofbarruan
instead ofordez
near togertu
next toondoan
outside ofkanpo
prior toaurretik
three wordshiru hitz
as far asOrain arte bezala
as well asbezain ondo
in addition togain,
in front ofaurrean
in spite ofHonela,
on behalf ofizenean
on top of…en gainean
demonstrative pronounspreposizio erakusleak
thishau
thathori
thesehauek
thosehoriek

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Basque. Once you're done with the Euskara Prepositions, 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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