Albania Learning Center
Increase your travel fun!
Increase your travel fun by memorizing the words below. Try them out on Albanians in the street, in their shops, restaurants, anywhere.
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Linguistic Gymnastics . . . . Learn Albanian!
Albanian is the national language of Albania. It has two main dialects, Gheg and Tosk, or the northern and southern dialects. The official standard is based on Tosk dialect. The Albanian alphabet consists of 36 letters of the Latin script. A branch of Indo-European, it is the derived from the extinct Illyrian language.
Albanian (Shqip) is written as pronounced and is relatively easy to learn.
And you can learn it! By focusing the following magic Albanian words, you’ll receive three benefits. . . and maybe more!
1. Albanians will love you for saying any of these magic words.
2. You’ll love yourself for trying to say them.
3. You’ll be the only one in your neighborhood using words derived from an extinct Illyrian language! What a thrill is that!
Start using your magic Albanian words today!
Practice them aloud. Repeat them to family members, friends, neighbors; in shopping malls, restaurants, on the street, and in your home. You’ll be amazed at the reactions and your progress. Whatever word you say, in whatever order you say them, Albanians will reward you with a nod, smile, and sometimes even an answer! That’s when the fun begins.
Good morning. . . . Mirëmëngjes
Good afternoon. . . . Mirëdita
Good evening . . . . Mirëmbrëma
Good night. . . .Natën e mirë
Goodbye. . . . Mirupafshim
Thank you. . . . Faleminderit
Your welcome. . . . Ju lutem
How are you?. . . . Si Jeni?
Where is?. . . . Ku është?
Excuse me. . . . Më fal!
Yes. . . .Po
No. . . .Jo
How much is this?. . . . Sa kushton ajo?
Right. . . .Djathte
Left. . . . Majte
Where are you from?. . . .Nga jeni?
I’m from . . . . Unë jam nga
Pleased to meet you. . . . Gezohem qe te takova
I don’t understand Albanian. . . .Une nuk kuptoj shqip
Do you speak English?. . . . A flisni anglisht?
Do you speak Albanian?. . . . A flisni Shqip?
Would you like to dance with me?. . . . A doni të vallzoni?
My hovercraft is full of eels. . . . Automjeti im është plot me ngjal
One. . . . një, two. . . .dy, three. . . . tre, four. . . . katër, five. . . . pesë, six. . . .gjashtë
seven. . . . shtatë, eight. . . . tetë. nine. . . . nëntë, ten. . . . dhjetë
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