Learn how to speak the Basque language by ordering everything on the menu. Topa! (cheers)🍴

Sit down at a restaurant in the Basque Country, and you’ll see a menu full of dishes that won’t be found elsewhere in Spain. This region in the northern corner of Spain, home to over 2 million people, has its own unique identity, language, and culinary traditions. But to order a meal, you must become familiar with a few basics of the Basque vocabulary (the Basque language, Euskara, doesn’t resemble Spanish in the slightest).

First, to drink. Considering the menu with a glass of txakoli in hand is…