Basque videos

 

Bilboko aubobusa / The Bus to Bilbao

Content / topic: Transactional language
Duration
: 2:24
Level (listening level required): A1
 

Summary: The Bus to Bilbao
A boy and a girl are just about to get on a bus to Bilbao when they bump into a friend. The boy goes to buy some water and he misses the bus. The two girls go off to Bilbao together.

Bikote gazte bat Bilbora joan da autobusa hartzera. Autobus geltokian lagun batekin egin dute topo. Mutilak, bidaiarako botila bat ur erostera joan, eta autobusa galdu du. Bi neskak autobusera igo eta bai Bilbo, bai mutila, atzean utzi dituzte.
 

El autobús
Un chico y una chica están a punto de subir a un autobús a Bilbao cuando se encuentran con una amiga. El chico va a comprar agua y pierde el autobús. Las chicas parten sin él.

Cultural notes: Typical exchanges between sales staff and customers, friends greeting one another and the anxiety that impunctuality creates in Basque society.

Language notes
: Simple language used for the purchase of bus tickets and personal exchanges. Tenses used include the present, present continuous and future. The sentences are affirmations and interrogatives. Two of the actors are native Basque speakers and two are students of the language; there are noticeable differences in pronunciation.
 

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Transcription of video:

In Basque: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba01_ba.pdf

In English: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba01_en.pdf

In Spanish: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba01_es.pdf

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Ileapaindegia / The Hair Dressing Salon

Content / topic: Transactional language, irony
Duration
: 2:43
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary:
The Hair Dressing Salon
A hair dresser on her first day on the job gets her wires crossed and leaves three customers without any hair to dress.

Ile-apaintzaile bat, bere lehen lan-egunean, hiru bezerori ilea apaintzen ari da. Zoritxarrekoak hiru bezeroak, ile-apaintzailea ez baitago lanerako tresnekin ohituta.

La peluquería
Una peluquera en su primer día de trabajo se equivoca y les deja pelados a tres clientes.

Cultural notes: Typical exchanges between a service provider and customers. Ironic comments from two more traditional members of Basque society regarding the appearance of a younger customer.
 

Language notes: Simple everyday language employed when requesting and providing service. The characters use the present tense almost exclusively. Both the indicative and imperative modes are used. Two of the actors are native Basque speakers and two are students of the language; there are noticeable differences in their pronunciation.
 

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Transcription of video:
In Basque: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba03_ba.pdf  

In English: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba03_en.pdf  

In Spanish: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba03_es.pdf 

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Sakeleko telefonoen denda / The Mobile Phone Shop

Content / topic: Transactional language
Duration
: 2:29
Level (listening level required): A2

Summary
:
The Mobile Phone Shop
A sales assistant has to deal with a difficult customer who is unaware of the ins and outs of mobile phones.

Saltzaileak lan zaila dauka, bezeroak ez baitaki sakelako telefonoek zer erabilera dituzten.

La tienda de móviles
Un dependiente tiene que atender a una clienta difícil que entiende bastante poco de los teléfonos móviles.
 

Cultural notes: Typical exchanges between a sales person and a more traditional member of Basque society. References to a popular seaside resort outside the Basque Country but within the Spanish state.
 

Language notes: Simple everyday language employed when requesting and providing service. Technical jargon employed by the salesperson. Language required to temper the customer's impatience and inability to concentrate. The characters employ the present tense almost exclusively. There are examples of affirmations and questions. Two of the characters are native Basque speakers and two are students of the language; there are noticeable differences in their pronunciation.
 

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Transcription of video:
In Basque: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba02_ba.pdf 

In English: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba02_en.pdf 

In Spanish: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/ba02_es.pdf 

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Marugame Kafetegia / Café Marugame

Content / topic: Relational language
Duration
: 2.26
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary:
Café Marugame
Two friends meet in café; one of the girls is looking for a flat and her friend offers to help. Later they go off to have lunch with a group of friends.

Café Marugame
Bi lagun kafetegi batean bildu dira; nesketako bat etxebizitza bila ari da eta besteak laguntza eskaini dio. Gero, bazkaltzera joan dira lagun-taldearekin eta bazkalondoan gauean berriz ere elkartzeko geratu dira. Lagunetako bi piercing direlakoak egitea zenbat kostatzen den galdetzera joan dira.

Cafetería Marugame

Dos amigas quedan en el café Marugame; una busca piso y su amiga se ofrece para ayudarle. Posteriormente asisten a una comida con el resto del grupo de amigos.

Cultural notes:
 This presentation touches on the exorbitant price of accommodation in Euskadi and the importance of the ritual of the meal in Basque society
.

Language notes:
The presentation uses the simple language required for ordering in bars, offering to help, viewing premises for rent and arranging to meet friends

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Transcription of video:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/BA/Marugame_euskera.doc in Basque

www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/BA/Marugame_cast-ing.doc in English

And also In Spanish: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/Marugame_esp.doc

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Piercing dendara / Piercings

Content / topic: Relational and transactional language

Duration
: 2.33
Level (listening level required): B1
 

Summary:
Piercings
Two friends ask for information about piercings and tattoos, go to a bar to have something to eat and drink and then decide to spend the evening together until the disco opens.

Bi lagun piercing direlakoei eta tatuajeei buruzko informazio bila joan dira elkarrekin. Gero, taberna batean sartu dira, zerbait hartzera, eta arratsaldea elkarrekin pasatzea erabaki dute, diskoteka irekitzen duten arte.

Piercings
Dos amigos recogen información sobre piercings y tatuajes, van a un bar a tomar algo y quedan para pasar la noche hasta que se abra la discoteca.
 

Cultural notes:
This presentation examines one of the latest trends in youth culture - bodypiercing.
 

Language notes:
The characters in this presentation use the language required to make enquiries about a product or service, in this case body piercing.
 

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Transcription of video:
../archive/video_data/ba/Piercing_euskara.doc in Basque

../archive/video_data/ba/Piercings_esp.doc  in Spanish

../archive/video_data/ba/Piercings_ing.doc in English

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Txateatzen / Chat

Content / topic: Relational language
Duration: 3.39
Level (listening level required): A1
 

Summary:
Chat
Two people meet through a chat forum. They later meet in person and subsequently fall in love.

Bi pertsonek txat batean egin dute topo. Geroago elkar ezagutu dute, aurrez aurre, eta maitemindu egin dira.

Chat
Dos personas se conocen a través de un programa de chat. Posteriormente quedan y se enamoran.

Cultural notes:
This very stylized video shows how relationships formed in cyberspace can develop successfully in the real world.
 

Language notes:
This very stylized video shows how relationships formed in cyberspace can develop successfully in the real world.
 

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Transcription of video:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/BA/Txateatzen.doc in Basque

www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/BA/Chat-ingelez.doc in English

Exercises based on the video: Click here

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Isuna / The Fine

Content / topic: Relational language
Duration: 0.59
Level (listening level required): A1
 

Summary:
A policemen stops a motorist who has committed numerous traffic infringments at the same time.

Polizia batek aldi berean trafiko-lege ugari urratu dituen motozale bat geldiarazi du.

Cultural notes:
The points system for traffic infringements has recently been introduced in Spain. The sketch presents an extreme case in which a driver loses his licence on the spot for multiple infringements.

Language notes:
The characters in the sketch use the formal language required in such situations: the police officer to inform the driver of his penalty and the driver to show respect for an officer of the law.
 

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Transcription of video:
In Basque: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/Isuna_eusk.doc
 
In Spanish: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/Isuna_esp.doc

In English: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/Isuna_ing.doc

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Elikadura nahasteak/ Unbalanced Eating and Eating Disorders

Content / topic: Eating disorders / Elikadura nahasketak

Duration
: 2:58

Level (listening level required): C1
 

Summary:
A presentation on contemporary eating disorders, their nature, causes, effects and cures.

Gaur egungo elikadura nahasteak:
Izaera, arrazoiak, ondorioak eta sendabideak

Cultural notes:
The increasing incidence of eating disorders, especially amongst adolescents, in a country that takes food very seriously, is disturbing and demonstrates the effects of society's demands on sufferers' fragile egos.

Elikadura nahasteak gero eta ohikoagoak dira, batez ere nerabeen artean, eta hori jatekoa oso serioski hartzen den herri batean. Kezkagarria da eta nahaste horiek jasaten dituztenen ego ahuletan gizartearen exijentziek dituzten ondorioak erakusten ditu.

 

Language notes:
The speaker uses formal language densely packed with data and technical terms related to the topic

Hizlariak hizkuntza formala darabil, gaiaren inguruko informazio eta hitz teknikoz josia.
 

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Poltsoak

Content / topic: A shopping excursion and an arrest.

Duration
: 1:26

Level
(listening level required):
 

Summary: Two friends decide to go looking for bags. Shop prices are prohibitively high but the local weekly market proves to be much more reasonable. Unfortunately the vendor is unlicensed and a zealous local policeman arrests him.
 

Cultural notes: This presentation offers a brief glimpse at the immigrants' struggle for survival in the Basque Country.
 

Language notes: Transactional language used in customer enquiries and service.

 

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Makillajea

Content / topic: A friend requests a favour; colours and make-up.

Duration
: 1:31

Level
(listening level required):
 

Summary: Ane's got to go to a wedding and asks her friend, Miriam, for some help with her make-up. They decide on some basic guidelines and then Miriam goes to work.
 

Cultural notes: Basques are highly strung and suffer from stress in certain situations where others wouldn't. Fortunately friends are always ready to lend a helping hand. Weddings are important occasions and hosts demand appropriate dress standards.
 

Language notes: The characters list a variety of colours and, using an informal register, negotiate some basic procedures for the task at hand.

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Goazen Cebanc-Cdea-ra

Content / topic: Arranging to meet and giving directions.

Duration
: 2:48

Level
(listening level required): B1
 

Summary: Bea, Miriam and Izaro arrange to go and see their friend Maider. They're not absolutely sure of how to find her college but they manage it in the end. They subsequently arrange to meet later that afternoon to see a film.
 

Cultural notes: Basque people often prefer larger groups for any sort of social activity.
 

Language notes: Language required to make arrangements, give directions and negotiate group outings.
 

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Sakeleko telefono baten salmenta / Selling a mobile phone

Content / topic: The transactional language used by a sales person and a customer during the purchase of a mobile phone.


Duration
: 2:02

Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: A sales person assists a customer in choosing an appropriate mobile phone.
 

Cultural notes: The role and relationship of the two characters are clearly defined and each one is careful to use language appropriate to the situation.
 

Language notes: The dialogue uses strictly transactional language and many of the typical courtesies employed in such situations. Tenses used are the present, present perfect, future and past and there are some conditional forms.
 

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Transcription of video:

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Kamera Kafe

Content / topic: Informal exchanges of information about past and present weekend activities and the sometimes difficult relations between sons and mothers-in-law..

Duration
: 1:38

Level
(listening level required):
 

Summary: Javi meets his friend Igor at the coffee machine. He complains about his mother-in-law and then the two exchange anecdotes about the past weekend and how they intend to spend the following one.

Cultural notes: A very typical example of how Basque people spend their Saturday nights as well as references to how intrusive a Basque mother-in-law can be.
 

Language notes: The idiomatic and informal language used between two friends in exchanging information about their weekend activities.
 

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Kamera Kafe -Erlojua

Content / topic: The recovery of a watch lost in bar.
Duration
: 1:06
Level (listening level required):
 

Summary: Izaro loses her watch in a bar, Javi, her friend finds it but presumably doesn't know it's hers. He gives to a mutual friend, Egoitz, who, unaware it's hers, shows it to Izaro. Surprised and delighted, she claims it.

Cultural notes: The "cuadrilla" or group of friends is a phenomenon unique to the Basque Country. Its members are friends for life and care for each other as if they were brothers and sisters.

Language notes
: Concise exchanges between the characters in an exclusively informal register.

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Getariako Txakolina

Content / topic: A meal at a restaurant shared by four friends.

Duration
: 3:19

Level
(listening level required):
 

Summary: Four friends go to a restaurant, decide on the menu, order and then try a couple of different bottles of Txakolí, a local, slightly effervescent white wine.

Cultural notes: Food and drink and their enjoyment are the passions of Basque society. Txakolí is the only wine produced in the Basque province of Gipukoa.

Language notes
: Informal language used amongst friends to make suggestions and negotiate a menu at a restaurant. The formal language used to make and receive orders.
 

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Erreklamazioa

Content / topic: Transactional language employed in making and addressing complaints

Duration
: 1:42

Level
(listening level required):
 

Summary: Egoitz returns a defective mobile phone to the shop where he bought it and takes advantage of the visit to look up a friend who works there.

Cultural notes: Service style in the Basque Country and the excessively bureaucratic procedures required when returning defective goods
 

Language notes: The linguistic formulas required when making requests and attending to them contrast with the informal language used by two friends arranging a rendezvous.
 

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Ane

Content / topic: Curriculum Vitae
Duration
: 1:25
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary:

Cultural notes:
 

Language notes:
 

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Transcription of video:
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Esther

Content / topic: Curriculum Vitae
Duration
:1:25
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary:

Cultural notes:
 

Language notes:
 

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Maria

Content / topic: Curriculum Vitae
Duration
: 1:11
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary:

Cultural notes:
 

Language notes:
 

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Transcription of video:
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Izaro

Content / topic: Curriculum Vitae
Duration
: 1:12
Level (listening level required): B2
 

Summary:

Cultural notes:
 

Language notes:
 

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Baimena Eskatzen

Content / topic: Appropriate procedures and formulas to be used by students when arriving late and requesting permission to take their place in class.

Duration
: 1:35

Level
(listening level required): B2

Summary
: Enara and Esther both arrive late for class; Enara fails to make the appropriate apology and the teacher refuses to let her remain in the classroom. Esther, on the other hand, is appropriately apologetic and her teacher allows her to take her place in class.

Cultural notes: Whilst placing possibly less importance than other societies on the traditional formulas associated with good and bad manners, Basques do insist on certain minimum standards; they tend to be punctual and expect others to be so too.
 

Language notes: The formulas used to express disapproval of and offer apologies for unacceptable behaviour like impunctuality.
 

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ENTXUFEA OSATZEN: Argibideak (Intermediate)

Content / topic: Electrician
Duration
: 6:44
Level (listening level required): A2
 

Summary: Step by step instruction on how to wire a plug. The plug used is a British type with a fuse

Cultural notes
: Instructional video which may be suitable for all vocations

Language notes: Typical instructions. Intermediate

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Transcription of video
:
Basque text: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/Wiring_a_plug_BA.pdf

English text: www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/uk/Wiring_a_plug_EN.pdf

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ENTXUFEA OSATZEN: Argibideak (Elementary)

Content / topic: Electrician
Duration
: 6:44
Level (listening level required): A1
 

Summary: Step by step instruction on how to wire a plug. The plug used is a British type with a fuse

Cultural notes
: Instructional video which may be suitable for all vocations

Language notes: Typical instructions. Simplified version.

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Transcription of video
:
Basque text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/ba/e_Wiring_a_plug_BA.pdf

English text:
www.languages.dk/archive/video_data/uk/e_Wiring_a_plug_EN.pdf

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Last edit: 10-06-2011

 

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