Walking 1

25 Walking (Conjugated verb ibili)

Ibili (to go not directed)

  • The basic meaning of ibili is going, without mentioning a destination.
  • I am walking in the street. (Kalean nabil.) vs Joan(directed) I go to the market (Merkatura nago.)
  • Since ibili is about going, without a particular destination, it is usually used with the insessive form(NON)
  • since you are walking in a place, not toward or away from.
  • Ni basoan nabil. I am walking in the forest.
  • Note: as discussed before in chapter 15, conjugated verbs are used like English present continuous verbs,
  • (something being done now or at the time specified)
  • Zu parkean zabiltza. You are walking in the park.
  • while non-conjugated are present perfect (something done routinely).
  • In chapter 13 the non-conjugated forms of “to walk” were introduced.
  • Ni ibiltzen naiz. (I walk) Ni ibili nintzen (I walked) Ni Ibiliko naiz. (I will walk)
  • Egunero ibiltzen zara parkean. Every day you walk in the park.
  • Both forms can be combinded in a single sentence to show contrast.
  • You normally walk in the park, but today you are walking in the plaza.
  • Normalean parkean ibiltzen zara, baina gaur plazan zoaz.

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  • nabil: I am walking
  • zabiltza: you are walking
  • dabil: he/she/it is walking
  • gabiltza: we are walking
  • zabiltzate: you (plural) are walking
  • dabiltza: they are walking
  • normalean: normally/usually

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