Basque Verbs

If you're trying to learn Basque Verbs you will find some useful resources including a course about Verbs in the present past and future tense... 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 Verbs

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

Basque verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsBasque Verbs
Verbsaditzak
Pastlehenaldia
I spokehitz egin nuen
I wroteidatzi nuen
I drovegidatu nuen
I lovedmaite nuen
I gaveeman nion
I smiledbarre egin nuen
I tookhartu nuen
he spokehitz egin zuen
he wroteidatzi zuen
he drovegidatu zuen
he lovedmaite zuen
he gaveeman zuen
he smiledirribarre egin zuen
he tookhartu zuen
we spokehitz egin genuen
we wroteidatzi genuen
we drovegidatu genuen
we lovedmaite genuen
we gaveeman genuen
we smiledirribarre egin genuen
we tookhartu genuen
FutureEtorkizuna
I will speakhitz egingo dut
I will writeidatziko dut
I will drivegidatuko dut
I will lovemaite egingo dut
I will giveemango dut
I will smileirribarre egingo dut
I will takehartuko dut
he will speakhitz egingo du
he will writeidatziko du
he will drivegidatuko du
he will lovemaite egingo du
he will giveemango du
he will smileirribarre egingo du
he will takehartu egingo du
we will speakhitz egingo dugu
we will writeidatzi egingo dugu
we will drivegidatu egingo dugu
we will lovemaite egingo dugu
we will giveemango dizugu
we will smileirribarre egingo dugu
we will takehartuko dugu
Presentorain aldia
I speakhitz egiten dut
I writeidazten dut
I drivegidatzen dut
I lovemaitatzen dut
I giveematen dut
I smileirribarre egiten dut
I takehartzen dut
he speakshitz egiten du
he writesidazten du
he drivesgidatzen du
he lovesmaitatzen du
he givesematen du
he smilesirribarre egiten du
he takeshartzen du
we speakhitz egiten dugu
we writeidazten dugu
we drivegidatzen dugu
we lovemaitatzen dugu
we giveematen dugu
we smileirribarre egiten dugu
we takehartzen dugu

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Basque.

List of Verbs in Basque

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Basque placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Basque vocabulary.

English VerbsBasque Verbs
I can accept thathori onartu ahal dut
she added iterantsi zuen
we admit itaitortzen dugu
they advised himgomendatu zioten
I can agree with thathorrekin ados nago
she allows itonartu egiten du
we announce itiragartzen dugu
I can apologizebarkamena eskatu ahal dut
she appears todaygaur agertu da
they arranged thathori hitzartu dute
I can arrive tomorrowbihar iritsi ahal naiz
she can ask himberari eskatu ahal dio
she attaches thathori erantsi du
we attack themerasotu genituen
they avoid herbera saihestu zuten
I can bake itlabekatu ahal dut
she is like himbera bezalaakoa da
we beat itirabazi genuen
they became happyzoriontsu izan ziren
I can begin thathori has dezaket
we borrowed moneydirua maileguan hartu genuen
they breathe airairea arnasten dute
I can bring iteraman ahal dut
I can build thathori eraiki dezaket
she buys foodjanaria erosten du
we calculate itkalkulatu dugu
they carry iteramaten dute
they don't cheatez dute kopiatzen
she chooses himbera aukeratzen du
we close ititxi dugu
he comes herehona dator
I can compare thathorrekin alderatu ahal dut
she competes with menirekin lehiatzen du
we complain about ithorri buruz kexatu gara
they continued readingirakurtzen jarraitu zuten
he cried about thathorri buuz oihukatu zuen
I can decide noworain erabaki ahal dut
she described it to medeskribatu egin zuen
we disagree about itez gaude ados
they disappeared quicklyarin desagertu ziren
I discovered thathori aurkitu nuen
she dislikes thathori ez zaio gustatzen
we do itegiten dugu
they dream about ithorri buruz amets egiten dute
I earnedirabazi nuen
he eats a lotasko jaten du
we enjoyed thathori gozatzen dugu
they entered herehemen sartu ziren
he escaped thatihes egin zuen
I can explain thathori azaldu ahal dut
she feels that toohori sentitzen du baita ere
we fled from therehortik ihes egin genuen
they will fly tomorrowhegan egingo dute bihar
I can follow youjarraitu ahal zaitut
she forgot meahaztu egin ninduen
we forgive himhura barkatzen dugu
I can give her thathori eman ahal diot
she goes therebertara doa
we greeted themagurtu egin genituen
I hate thathori gorrotatzen dut
I can hear ithori entzun dezaket
she imagine thatimaginatu egiten du
we invited themhaiek gonbidatu genituen
I know himbera ezagutzen dut
she learned ithori ikasi zuen
we leave nowbagoaz
they lied about himberari buruz gezurra esan zuten
I can listen to thathori entzun ahal dut
she lost thathori galdu zuen
we made it yesterdayatzo egin genuen
they met himbera ezagutu zuten
I misspell thattxarto idatzi nuen hori
I always prayotoitz egiten dut beti
she prefers thatnahiago du hori
we protected themberaiek babeztu genituen
they will punish herbera zigortuko dute
I can put it therebertan jar dezaket
she will read itirakurri egingo du
we received thathori jaso genuen
they refuse to talkhitz egiteari ukatzen diote
I remember thathori gogoratzen dut
she repeats thathori errepikatzen du
we see itikusten dugu
they sell itsaldu egiten dute
I sent that yesterdayatzo bialdu nuen
he shaved his beardbere bizarra moztu zuen
it shrunk quicklyarin urperatu zen
we will sing itabestuko dugu
they sat therehor eseri ziren
I can speak it, hitz egin dezaket
she spends moneydirua gastatzen du
we suffered from thathori dela eta, sufriarazten dugu
they suggest thathori gomendatzen dute
I surprised himustekabean harrapatu nuen
she took thathori hartu zuen
we teach ithori irakasten dugu
they told usesan ziguten
she thanked himeskertu egin zion
I can think about ithorri buruz pentsa dezaket
she threw itbota egin zuen
we understand thathori ulertzen dugu
they want thathori nahi dute
I can wear iteraman dezaket
she writes thathori idazten du
we talk about ithorri buruz hitz egiten dugu
they have ithori daukate
I watched itikusi nuen
I will talk about ithorri buruz hitz egingo dut
he bought that yesterdayatzo erosi zuen
we finished ithori amaitu genuen

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Basque. Once you're done with the Euskara Verbs, 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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