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.
- 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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