During fiesta, you will be in the Kingdom of Navarra, and not Spain. It’s the Basque Lands. Many of the people you will meet are not Spanish. The locals know more English and French than you’ll know Spanish, and certainly more than you’ll know Basque. To be Basque means to speak the Basque language. Surprise a local by dropping a Basque phrase.
Bai = Yes
Ez = No
Kaixo! = Hello
Agur!, Adio! = Goodbye!
Ikusi arte = See you!
Eskerrik asko! = Thank you!
Egun on = Good morning (literally: Good day)
Egun on, bai = Standard reply to Egun on
Arratsalde on = Good evening
Gabon = Good night
Mesedez = Please
Barkatu = Excuse (me)
Aizu! = Listen! (To get someone’s attention, not very polite, to be used with friends)
Kafe hutsa nahi nuke = Can I have a coffee?
Zorionak = Happy holidays (During Christmas and new year’s), congratulations
Zer moduz? = How are you?
Eup!= The colloquial way of greeting someone on the street, also apa or aupa or iep!.
Kaixo aspaldiko! = Like Kaixo, but adds “Long time, no see”-meaning.
Ez horregatik = You’re welcome
Ez dut ulertzen = I don’t understand
Ez dakit euskaraz hitz egiten = I don’t speak Basque
Ba al dakizu ingeleraz hitz egiten? = Do you speak English?
Zein da zure izena? = What is your name?
Pozten nau zu ezagutzeak = Nice to meet you
Ongi etorri! = Welcome!
Egun on denoi = Good morning everyone!
Berdin / Hala zuri ere = The same to you (E.g. after Kaixo or Egun on)
Jakina!/Noski! = Sure! OK!
Nongoa zara? = Where are you from?
Badakizu euskaraz? = Do you speak Basque?
Bai ote? = Really? Maybe?
Bizi gara!! = We are alive!!
Bagarela!! = So we are!! (Answer to the above)
Topa! = Cheers!
Hementxe! = Over / right here!
Geldi! = Stop
Lasai = Take it easy
Ez dut nahi = I don’t want it