Basque Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Basque Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Basque grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Basque. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

Basque Alphabet

Learning the Basque alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Basque language.

Below is a table showing the Basque alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Basque AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
aaas in far
bbeas in bat
ddeas in down
eeas in get
fefeas in favor
ggeas in got
hhatxeas in house
iias in marine
jjotaas in hot; yet
kkaas in king
leleas in league
memeas in mayor
neneas in narrow
n~en~eas in o[ni]on
ooas in coat
ppeas in people
rerreas in be[dd]ing
seseas in sea
tteas in tea
uuas in boot
xekitzas in fi[sh]
zzetaas in miss

Basque Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Basque Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Basque. Once you're done with the Euskara alphabet, 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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