Basque Reading

If you're trying to practice your Basque Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Basque and the second part is in English. 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 Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Basque dictionary if you want.

Basque Reading
26. atala
1. Pertsona orok du hezkuntza-eskubidea. Hezkuntza dohainekoa izango da oinarrizko ikasketei dagokienez behintzat. Oinarrizko ikasketak egitea derrigorrezkoa izango da; heziketa teknikoa eta lanbiderakoa, orokorra; eta denek izango dute goimailako ikasketak egiteko aukera bera, norberaren merezimenduen arabera.
2. Hezkuntzaren helburua giza nortasuna guztiz garatzea izango da eta giza eskubideen eta oinarrizko askatasunen errespetua indartzea; herrialde, arraza eta erlijio guztien arteko elkar-ulertze, jasankortasun eta adiskidetasunaren alde egingo du; eta Nazio Batuen iharduna bultzatuko du, bakeak iraun dezan.
3. Gurasoek lehentasunezko eskubidea izango dute seme-alabei emango zaien hezkuntza mota aukeratzeko.
27. atala
1. Pertsona orok du eskubidea elkarteko kultur ekitaldietan aske parte hartzeko, artelanez gozatzeko, eta zientzi aurrerakuntzan eta horri darizkion irabazietan parte hartzeko.
2. Zientzia, literatura edo arte mailan egindako lanen egille diren pertsona guztiek dute horregatik eskubidea dagozkien interesak eta materialak babes dakizkien eskubidea.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Basque text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Reading and comprehension are very important in Basque. Once you're done with the Euskara Reading, 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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