"basic" (adj.) derives from "basis" (noun, lat.) meaning among other things "fundament". Both are synonyms.
Yeah, sure, but of course there are regional differences, blah blah blah. :p
I believe it was Stephen Colbert who called Portuguese "speech-impediment Spanish," which was, frankly, kind of mean, and yet, I can't really say that it was, um, NOT funny. :/