Basque Pronouns

This is a list of pronouns in Basque. This includes subject, object, and the possessive. These are used on a daily basis, so don't skip this lesson. We start with the object pronouns such as "I, you, her ..."

I: ni
You: zu
He: hura, bera
She: hura, bera
We: gu
You (pl.): Guk.
They: haiek

Here are samples to demonstrate how the object pronoun is used in a sentence.

I love you: Maite zaitut.
She is beautiful: Bera oso polita da.
We are happy: Oso pozik gaude.
They are dancing: Dantza egiten ari dira.

Now we look into the subject pronoun such as "me, him, us, them ...".

Me: ni -
You: zu -
Him: hura -, bera -
Her: hura -, bera -
Us: gu -
You (pl.): Eurak.
Them: horiek -, haiek -

These are examples to demonstrate how the subject pronoun is used in a sentence.

Give me your phone number: Emaidazu zure telefono zenbakia.
I can give you my email: Nire emaila eman diezaizuket.
Tell him to call me: Ezaiozu ni deitzeko.
Can you call us?: Dei diezagukezu?

We reach now the possessive adjective part, used to refer to thing we possess. Examples: "my, our, their ...".

My: nire
Your: zure
His: bere
Her: bere
Our: gure
Your (pl.):
Their: beraien

Here are samples to demonstrate how the possessive adjective is used.

My phone number is . . .: Nire telefono zenbakia... da.
His email is . . .: Bere emaila....da.
Our dream is to visit Spain: Gure ametsa Espainia bisitatzea da.
Their country is beautiful: Euren herria polita da.

This is the possessive pronoun. Used as an alternative to the possessive adjectives above. Instead of saying "It is my dog" you can say "It is mine".

Mine: nirea
Yours: zurea
His: berea
Hers: Berea
Ours: gurea
Yours (pl.):
Theirs: haiena

These are some examples of the possessive pronoun in a sentence.

The book is mine: Liburua nirea da.
Is this pen yours?: Boligrafo hau zurea da?
The shoes are hers: Zapatak bereak dira.
Victory is ours: Garaipena gure da.

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