There are 2 main translations of basque in Spanish:

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basque

American English: /bæsk/
British English: /bask/
, /bɑːsk/

noun

  • Example sentences
    • She was referring to the picture of me dressed in a basque, stockings, suspenders and a thong that had been circulating on everybody's mobile phone.
    • Shops all over the city have been ransacked for boots, basques, garters, stockings and suspenders and other distinctly racy garments by theatre-goers determined to join in the spirit of the gender-bending theatrical phenomenon.
    • He had hired a crazy wig and wore a slinky black dress, black stockings and a basque.

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There are 2 main translations of basque in Spanish:

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Basque
American English: /bæsk/
British English: /bask/
, /bɑːsk/

adjective

  • the Basque language
    el euskera or vasco or vascuence
    the Basque Country
    el País Vasco
    Example sentences
    • In these simple clubs, whose name in the ancient Basque language means ‘corner’, attendance is by invitation only.
    • They sing and improvise in Euskera, the Basque language.
    • The Basque language is extremely difficult and complex.

noun

  • 1.1 countable (person)
    vasco, (-ca) (masculine, feminine)
    1.2 uncountable (language)
    Example sentences
    • During the period of Spanish colonization, Basques from Spain had often taken administrative posts overseas.
    • The distinctive Basque culture was recognized by the rulers of Castile until the nineteenth century, when the Basques ' privileges were removed by the Spanish court.
    • Although the Basque country is divided between France and Spain, the Basques have maintained an identity separate from both states.

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