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21. Because 2-3

-(e)lako (because)

  • If you want to say something was because of some charcteristic, you add -(e)lako to the past from of the verb IZAN, following the rules of spelling
  • When adding suffixes, A+E = E, and E+E=E
  • ni zaharra nintzelako: because I was old
  • zu zaharra zinelako: because you were old
  • hura zaharra zelako: because he/she was old
  • gu zaharrak ginelako: because we were old
  • zuek zaharrak zinetelako: because you (plural) were old
  • haiek zaharrak zirelako:because they were old

Vocabulary 3

  • nintzelako: because I was (izan)
  • zinelako: because you were (izan)
  • zelako: because he/she was (izan)
  • ginelako: because we were (izan)
  • zinetelako: because you (plural) were (izan)
  • zirelako: because they were (izan)

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