Greetings 1

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​Greetings 1


If you ever go hiking in the Basque Country, such as on the Camino del Norte, expect to often receive a cheerful "Kaixo" as you trek through the stunningly beautiful scenery.

Vocabulary Greetings 1

  • Arratsalde on: Good Afternoon (12:00 to 20:00)
  • Barkatu: Excuse me/Sorry
  • Egun on: Good morning (morning to 12)
  • Eskerrik asko: Thank you ("many thanks")
  • Ondo: Fine, Well
  • Bai: Yes
  • Zer moduz?: How are you? (literally just "how?")
  • nago: I am (egon)


  • In response to Zer moduz? you chould just say ondo, but might be considered a bit rude
  • Better to give a complete sentence "Ni ondo nago."
  • Nago means "I am" like naiz, but is only used for temporary things.
  • The egon case will be discussed in Unit 9. So for now just remember to use it when responding to Zer Moduz.
  • unless you are feeling terrible, and then you can answer with a response to be taught later. :-)

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Arratsalde on Good afternoon ['afternoon1', 'afternoon2', 'afternoon3']
barkatu sorry,excuse me ['sorry1', 'sorry2', 'sorry3']
Egun on Good morning ['morning1', 'morning2', 'morning3']
Eskerrik asko Thank you ['thankyou1', 'thankyou2', 'thankyou3']
ondo good,fine,OK ['imfine2', 'imfine3', 'imfine1']
Ni nago I am ['iam1', 'iam2', 'iam3']
bai yes ['imfine3', 'imfine1', 'imfine2']
Zer moduz? How are you? ['howareyou1', 'howareyou2', 'howareyou3']


Barkatu. Nor zara zu?
Barkatu. Nor zara?
Excuse me. Who are you?
Sorry. Who are you?
Gu Mikel eta Joseba gara.
Mikel eta Joseba gara.
We are Mikel and Joseba.
Egun on. Zer moduz?
Good morning. How are you?
Ni ondo nago. Eskerrik asko.
Ondo nago. Eskerrik asko.
Ondo. Eskerrik asko.
I am fine. Thank you.
I am good. Thank you.
Haiek Mikel eta Miren dira?
Mikel eta Miren dira?
Are they Mikel and Miren?
Bai. Gu Mikel eta Miren gara.
Bai Mikel eta Miren gara.
Yes. We are Mikel and Miren.
Arratsalde on. Zu Mikel al zara?
Arratsalde on. Mikel al zara?
Arratsalde on. Mikel zara?
Arratsalde on. Zu Mikel zara?
Good afternoon. Are you Mikel?
Arratsalde on. Zer moduz?
Good Afternoon. How are you?
Kaixo Mikel. Zer moduz?
Hello Mikel. How are you.
Ni ondo nago. Eta zu?
Ondo nago. Eta zu?
Ondo. Eta zu?
I am fine. And you?
I am good. And you?
Ni ere ondo nago. Eskerrik asko.
Ere ondo nago. Eskerrik asko.
Ere ondo. Eskerrik asko.
I am also fine. Thank you.
I am also good. Thank you.
Hura al Mikel da?
Al Mikel da?
Is he Mikel?
Bai. Hura Miren da.
Bai. Miren da.
Yes. She is Miren.


Joseba ('Joseba(male name)',)
Mikel ('Mikel(male name)',)
Miren ('Miren (female name)',)
and ('eta',)
afternoon ('arratsalde',)
am ('naiz (izan)', 'nago (egon)')
are ('zara', 'gara', 'dira')
excuse ('barkatu',)
fine ('ondo',)
good ('ondo',)
he ('hura',)
hello ('kaixo',)
how ('nola',)
lot ('asko',)
I ('ni',)
is ('da',)
me ('ni',)
morning ('goizean',)
OK ('ondo',)
same ('berdin',)
to ('part of same to you translation of berdin',)
thank ('eskerrik',)
they ('haiek',)
we ('gu',)
who ('nor',)
you ('zu',)
Yes ('bai',)
Joseba ('Joseba(male name)',)
Mikel ('Mikel(male name)',)
Miren ('Miren (female name)',)
al ('question_word',)
arratsalde ('afternoon',)
asko ('a lot',)
bai ('Yes',)
barkatu ('sorry',)
berdin ('same to you, same',)
da ('is',)
dira ('are',)
egun ('day',)
eskerrik ('thanks',)
eta ('and',)
on ('good',)
ondo ('well', 'OK', 'fine')
gara ('are',)
gu ('we',)
haiek ('they',)
hura ('he',)
kaixo ('hello',)
moduz ('are you',)
nago ('I am',)
ni ('I', 'me')
nor ('who',)
zara ('are',)
zer ('what',)
zu ('you',)