The Virtual Picture Album -- Basque Country

The grid below is an annotated index to part of the Virtual Picture Album compiled and distributed by the Less Commonly Taught Languages Project at the University of Minnesota. The pictures in this section of the VPA are of people, places and objects in the Basque Country. Each of the pictures is represented by a thumbnail-sized image in the grid, and is accompanied by:

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Due to the number of pictures in this section, the VPA index for the Basque Country is divided into three parts.

Part 1 People and daily life
Part 2 Culture
Part 3 Landscape and scenery

To view or download a full-sized picture from the VPA, click on its thumbnail representation below.

Photo (Thumbnail) Vocabulary Items Topics Grammar Points

customers, waitress, terrace, table, chair;
types of restaurants verbs ukan, izan, egon, modal expresions, adjectives, nouns
Terrace, square, table, chairs; people, customers, ask for, order; adjectives, comparatives, present tense, future tense, prepositions;

bar, client, plate, glass;
food, drinks, people;
lunch time, snack time; Present tense, prepositions, adjectives, nouns

City, buildings, old, stones; historic, traditions, customs, market; adjective, number, gender agreement;

Ancient , walls, people, building, piers, to visit, visitors, century, historic; tourism, historic, architecture; adjectives, locatives;
behind, above, etc.;
past tense, gender, numbers;

to sell, to buy, market, square, gathering ; architecture, historic, location, geography; present tense/present continuos/aspect;

table, cheese, vendors, buyers, cheese-maker, knife, village people, table-cloth; region, custom, history, geography order, number, noun/adjective agreement, compartive, tense/aspect;
Sunday market, gathering, old men, basque bonet, oil, vinager, food products, City life, festivals, traditions; adjectives, plural, spatial relation, locatives;

view, live in town, social gatherings, competition, win, ; Traditional life, historic; adjectives, comparatives;
Pronouns, number;

vegetables, diet, grow vegetables, types, food products, village life; village life ;
motion verbs, locatives, tense/aspect;
Santiago day celebration, buildings, ancient, tower, church, old city, old women;
holiday, visit, tourism;
Religion, celebrations; constructions, number, how many, plural;

garlic market, food products, basque cuisine ingredients, cook, to cook;
Street markets; prepositions

shopping, festivities, vegetable types; Shopping number, adjectives, prepositions, measurements

cheese, cheese makers, farmers, cows, sheeps, rural economy; rural economy; ukan, izan, egon, adjectives, prepositions

Txakoli-drink, to cut, to put , to drink, apples, sugar, table, fruits, name tag, prize, bottles, basquets; Rural economy,tradition-Txakoli makers; Numbers, adjectives, present tense

street, square, people, children, visitors, tourists, residents, weekend; city, architecture, window, balcony,gathering; exchange, talk, speak season; adjectives, number, action verbs, present;

food products, milk products, milk, cheese, yogurt, shopping, diet, urban;
Shopping, supermarket, cooperatives; colors, nouns, verbs (buying, selling);

eggs, farm, chicken, farm products, rural economy, type, size; number, size, type, measurements;
action verbs, adjectives, verb tenses

cheese, types, market; Traditional markets;
subject-adjective agreement;

fruit, banana, apple, trees ; Food products number, adjectives, color;
how many;

fruit, banana, apple, trees ; Food products number, adjectives, color;
how many;

rice, beans, garbanzo beans, quality, region, quantity, color, cooking styles, recipes, Food products plural, measurement;
how much;

to cook, fruits, sugar, tray, sweet, chocolate, cherries, to bake, caramel Gastronomy desserts plural, singular;
comparatives, colors;

to cook, to boil, to prepare, to cut, to chop, food ingredients, food products, cook, kitchen,spaghetti, recipes Food products-Cooking Present tense, how much;

  GRAMMAR POINTS Nouns   Adjectives Verbs ukan, izan, egon   Adjective agreement Verbs tenses   Colors Gender   Number Action verbs   Prepositions Distance   Near/far Geography   Number Historic/historical   Numbers How-many?   Verb tenses Location   Prepositions Pastimes/ancient   Religion

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