Basque Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Basque. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): Barkatu!
Can you show me?: Erakutsi diezadakezu?
I'm lost: Galduta nago.
I'm not from here: Ez naiz hemengoa.
Can I help you?: Lagundu diezaizuket?
Can you help me?: Lagundu diezadakezu?
It's near here: Hemendik gertu dago.
It's far from here: Hemendik urrun dago.
Go straight: Zuzen joan.
Turn left: Ezkerretara biratu.
Turn right: Eskumatara biratu.
One moment please!: Itxon pixka bat, mesedez!
Come with me!: Etor zaitez nirekin!
How can I get to the museum? : Nola heldu nahiteke museora?
How long does it take to get there?: Zenbat denbora behar da hara heltzeko?
Downtown (city center): Hiri erdigunea.

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: Gertu.
Far: Urrun.
Right: Eskuin.
Left: Ezker.
Straight: Zuzen.
There: hor
Here: hemen
To walk: Oinez.
To drive: Gidatu.
To turn: Biratu.
Traffic light: Semaforoa.

We hope you will not need to ask for directions in Basque. If you do need help then the above sentences are essential. Check our menu above to select another topic or click the "Next" button to view the next lesson.

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