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Duolingo Basque: Introduction, FAQ, Table Of Contents

Kaixo! Hello!

Starting Wednesday the 3rd of February I will be making Basque lessons here on Duolingo. There will be a new lesson each Wednesday. I may decide to increase the amount of lessons per week if I see that there is a lot of support.


This post contains and introduction and it will also serve as a directory to all the lessons. Don't worry if you miss anything! I will link this post with every new lesson I make.


Introduction

If you are waiting for a Basque course to launch on Duolingo, then this would be a great place to start! My course will assume that you have no knowledge of Basque prior to starting this.

I am going to structure each lesson like and actual Duolingo one, as best as I can. There will be a vocabulary section, a tips and notes section and then some exercises to test your knowledge. Every once in a while, I will post some extra tips, revision, tests or resources.

The course will be for English speakers, but I will also include Spanish and French translations to the vocabulary too if there is a demand or need.

I hope you will enjoy learning Basque!


FAQ

Please don't post your question here! Please post it on my stream! If the question is recurring or of significance, I will include it here.

I am wondering what will the course format be ? And if you have time, would you able to upload the word list on memrise too?
I'm going to structure it like a regular Duolingo skill/lesson. First there will be a vocabulary section for new words, then a sentences section so you can see how to use these new words, then the Tips and Notes section and then finally a section to test what you have learned. When I am preparing the lessons, I type them on Microsoft Word and then transfer them. I am thinking of making a PDF so people that can print the lessons. I also love the idea of a Memrise course for this! I will definitely do that!


Updates

Update 1

Update 2


Table Of Contents

Here I will post a link to all the lessons. I will also give a schedule of lessons ahead. Follow the discussion so you can check if there is a new lesson. I will still post a link to this post on every lesson anyway.

Basics 1 | Français | Español


Immersion

Due to the recent Immersion for all languages hack, I have created this post, for a Basque Immersion hub. Use this to help improve your vocabulary and overall knowledge of Basque.

Basque Immersion Hub


I am working on the first skill already. I promise to make them consistent!

Gero arte! See you later!

January 27, 2016

69 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

Cool idea!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

Thanks for your support!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bersalon

You're welcome!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

This is an awesome idea :D

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

Thanks for your support!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katred2

I love this idea! Great opportunity to discover one of the world's most intriguing languages!

January 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

Thanks for your support!

January 27, 2016

[deactivated user]

    Yeah! BASQUE! I am so excited about this!

    January 27, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

    Thanks! The support I have received so far is amazing:) I'm thinking of doing two lessons a week now, but maybe I'll just do one for a small bit and see how things go.

    January 27, 2016

    [deactivated user]

      I will be grateful for anything.

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duonks

      Great, thanks!

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks for your support!

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/photomaster15

      looking forward to it!

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks for your support! I hope you enjoy it:)

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/photomaster15

      your welcome, I hope I do to:)

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoupandPie

      One day hopefully, we'll see an official Duolingo course on Basque. Until then, holding off that vacation plan to Bilbao.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      I went there, you must go! Most people actually speak Spanish in Bilbao, so you would get around fine. It's best to know Basque/Spanish/French if you are going all around the Basque country.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Himawari34

      Is it alright if I put your Basque lessons to the list of lessons? ^^ (I've also put your lessons on Basque for your trip there, I hope you don't mind)

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Sure! I don't mind:) I might do an updated version of my old series with more lessons too.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anebz

      Amazing! Thank you =)

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Ez horregatik! I'm guessing you know what that means because the Basque flag is your profile pic:)

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anebz

      yes :)

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotCiro

      Oh yeah! That is one of my ancesters' language! How did you learn Basque?

      February 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Through online resources for English speakers. I'm not fully fluent yet, but nearly:)

      February 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotCiro

      Hey I can translate it into Spanish! I could make a post of it(In Spanish) and give you credit!

      February 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7u6
      • 66

      wow , you're truly a nice guy! thanks for this! and how do you say devil in basque?

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks! Devil is deabru. If you wanted to say 'the devil' it would be 'deabrua'. Basically, you add an 'a' to the end of a noun if you want to make it definite. I will explain this in the first skill next Wednesday.

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rowne

      Great! I can't wait to start learning!

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks for your support!

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jimothey

      How exciting! All I know about Basque (which I learned in Spanish class) is that it's very different to all the languages around it, looking forward to learning more! Thanks for putting this together, as well.

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks for your support!

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BryanAJParry

      I heartily approve of this. Basque is one of the languages I want on Duolingo the most.

      February 17, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks:)

      February 17, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xavi_fr

      Great job! I'm sure you will get the course in the future and meanwhile this is the best option to promote the Basque here in Duolingo.

      I only see one problem, the visibility of this post is limited. I just discovered it after 1 month. Let's think about posible solutions!

      March 8, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Eskerrik asko:) I will put a link on my stream to promote it. Thanks for your advice!

      March 8, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nitedemon

      Thank you so much! I am wondering what will the course format be ? And if you have time, would you able to upload the word list on memrise too (like the duolingo Russian and duolingo welsh class on memrise). Either way, I am really really grateful that you take the time to do this!

      January 27, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks:) I'm going to structure it like a regular Duolingo skill/lesson. First there will be a vocabulary section for new words, then a sentences section so you can see how to use these new words, then the Tips and Notes section and then finally a section to test what you have learned. When I am preparing the lessons, I type them on Microsoft Word and then transfer them. I am thinking of making a PDF so people that can print the lessons. I also love the idea of a Memrise course for this! I will definitely do that!

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nitedemon

      A downloadable PDF is a great idea! Also I think excel might work better than words when you put up a word list , because of its table structure and easier batch upload to flash card softwares in the future. Anyway, thanks again !!!

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Flashcards are another good idea! I used to make them in powerpoint in such a way that when it prints it turns into a flashcard.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nitedemon

      Ya by flash cards I mean memrise, anki or other stuff like that. And I believe if you put your words in excel (like words in one column and translations in another) you would be able to easily convert the file to a format that can be used for batch upload.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      What I will do is a PDF, a Memrise course and a printable flashcard set for users who don't have a Memrise account. I just created a Memrise account so I'll need to learn how it works first. It's pretty straight forward anyway.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harley070

      Hello. This is a terrific idea and i will be quite busy on those day on Duolingo I guess : P Just as a question, is there anyway to apply?


      YES, because of my tech issues, I must post here but I will ust add to my comment each time. I upvoted it and gave you 5 lingots.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Hi! I am considering inviting two people to translate the vocabulary into French and Spanish, but I'll see how the first one goes to see if that's necessary.

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salapls

      Eskerrik asko zure lanegatik!

      Thanks for your work!

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Ez horregatik:)

      January 28, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NSullivanDuo

      Savage

      January 29, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Thanks:)

      January 29, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tornado88

      Thanks for the effort bro!

      January 29, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      No problem!

      January 29, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/terrelle11

      Chouette !

      January 30, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      You're welcome:)

      January 31, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaiteHerself

      This is really cool! My dad's family speaks Basque so I'm suuuuper excited for this! Thank you for everything

      February 2, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      No problem:)

      February 2, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayyytaloca

      This is amazing!! Thank you, I can´t wait to start! :)

      February 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      The first lesson is here already!

      February 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olbapz

      Thanks Alec!

      March 14, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      No problem:)

      March 14, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unaikk

      Aizu! Ni ere euskarako ikastaroan parte hartu nahi dut! Bada ordua euskara duolingon egoteko. Zer egin behar dut ikastaroan parte hartzeko?

      May 23, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Kaixo! Hemen aplikatu beharko duzu: https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

      May 23, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unaikk

      Ondo da, oraintxe bertan bidali dut eskaria. Eskerrik asko.

      May 24, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

      Ez horregatik:)

      May 24, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crush

      Kaixuo Unaikk! Eskaera bat bidali al diozu inkubagailuari? Orain badaude gutxienez zortzi eskaera bidali duen pertsona :)

      June 7, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unaikk

      Bai, bidali nuen bat bere garaian

      June 7, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crush

      Mila esker!

      June 7, 2016

      [deactivated user]

        what is a basque lesson?

        July 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

        It the lessons I make for Basque, since Duolingo doesn't have an official Basque course yet.

        July 18, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Awesome737

        https://www.duolingo.com/comment/21647886, makes Duolingo a bit more fun.

        March 19, 2017

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesus849123

        f you want a course of Basque friends, you better post it on this, please http://www.duolingo.com/comment/7674974$comment_id=24435652

        October 6, 2017
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