Albanian (shqip)

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Why learn Albanian?

Knowing Albanian opens the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, and science Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. As immigration increases we need to prepare for changes in society.

Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken by approximately 7.5 million people in the Balkans, primarily in Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece. It is the official language of Albania and Kosovo, and co-official in North Macedonia, and a recognised minority language in Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Romania and in Serbia.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Albanian?

Albanian is rated as a category 3 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 44 weeks (or 1100 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Albanian Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
[a,ä]
B b
[b]
C c
[t͡s]
Ç ç
[t͡ʃ]
D d
[d]
Dh dh
[ð]
E e
[e,ɛ]
Ë ë
[ə,ʌ,ɜ]
F f
[f]
G g
[ɡ]
Gj gj
[ɟ]
H h
[h]
I i
[i]
J j
[j]
K k
[k]
L l
[l]
Ll ll
[ɫ]
M m
[m]
N n
[n]
Nj nj
[ɲ]
O o
[o,ɔ]
P p
[p]
Q q
[c,tɕ]
R r
[ɾ]
Rr rr
[r]
S s
[s]
Sh sh
[ʃ]
T t
[t]
Th th
[θ]
U u
[u]
V v
[v]
X x
[d͡z]
Xh xh
[d͡ʒ]
Y y
[y]
Z z
[z]
Zh zh
[ʒ]

Basic Phrases in Albanian

HelloPërshëndetje
GoodbyeLamtumirë
YesPo
NoJo
Excuse meMe falni
PleaseJu lutem
Thank youFaleminderit
You are welcomeJe i mirpritur
Do you speak englishA flisni anglisht?
Do you understandE kupton?
I understandE kuptoj
I do not understandNuk kuptoj
How are youSi jeni?
Fine thanksMire faleminderit!
What is your nameSi e ke emrin?
My name isUnë quhem
Pleased to meet youKënaqur të takoj

Albanian Grammar

Albanian Nouns

ManNjeri
WomanGrua
BoyDjalë
GirlNje vajze
CatMace
DogQen
FishPeshk
WaterUjë
MilkQumësht
EggVezë
HouseShtëpi
FlowerLule
TreePemë
ShirtKëmishë
PantsPantallona

Albanian Adjectives

Colors in Albanian

BlackE zezë
WhiteE bardhë
RedI kuq
OrangePortokall
YellowE verdhe
GreenE gjelbër
BlueBlu
PurpleVjollcë
PinkRozë
GrayGri
BrownBojë kafe

Numbers in Albanian

ZeroZero
OneNjë
TwoDy
ThreeTre
FourKatër
FivePesë
SixGjashtë
SevenShtatë
EightTetë
NineNëntë
TenDhjetë
ElevenNjëmbëdhjetë
TwelveDymbëdhjetë
TwentyNjëzet
ThirtyTridhjetë
FortyDyzetë
FiftyPesëdhjetë
SixtyGjashtëdhjetë
SeventyShtatëdhjetë
EightyTetëdhjetë
NinetyNëntëdhjetë
HundredNjëqind
ThousandMijë

Albanian Verbs

To beTe behesh
To haveTë kesh
To wantTë deshirosh
To needTë kesh nevojë
To helpTe ndihmosh
To goPër të shkuar
To comeTe vish
To eatPër të ngrënë
To drinkPër të pirë
To speakPër të folur

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Albanian Sentences

AndDhe
OrOse
ButPor
BecauseSepse
WithMe
AlsoGjithashtu
HoweverMegjithatë
NeitherAs
NorAs
IfNëse
ThenAtëherë

Useful Albanian Vocabulary

Albanian Questions

WhoKush
Whatçfarë
WhenKur
WhereKu
WhyPse
HowSi
How manySa shume
How muchSa shumë

Days of the Week in Albanian

MondayE hënë
TuesdayE martë
WednesdayE mërkurë
ThursdayE enjte
FridayE premte
SaturdayE shtunë
SundayE diel
YesterdayDje
TodaySot
TomorrowNesër

Months in Albanian

JanuaryJanar
FebruaryShkurt
MarchMarsh
AprilPrill
MayMund
JuneQershor
JulyKorrik
AugustGusht
SeptemberShtator
OctoberTetor
NovemberNëntor
DecemberDhjetor

Seasons in Albanian

WinterDimër
SpringPranverë
SummerVerë
AutumnVjeshte

Telling Time in Albanian

What time is itSa eshte ora?
HoursOre
MinutesMinuta
SecondsSekonda
O clockOra
HalfGjysmë
Quarter pastE katërta
BeforePara
AfterPas