Some Words to Know if You Are Travelling to Albania

There is nothing better than knowing some basic and essential words that will be of great use to you if you plan on travelling to Albania. (P.S. We had input from the lovely Nertila Konda about the Albanian in this article, and she was kind enough to give us corrections. Thank you, Nertila!

Greetings

Përshëndetje!Hello!
Mirëmëngjes!Good Morning!
Natën e mirë!Good evening! (farewell)
Mirëmbrëma!Good evening!
Tung!*Goodbye!
Mirupafshim!**Bye!

*Dialect, mostly used in Kosovo.

**Short form is ‘Pafshim’

Basic vocabulary

  • Po
    Yes
  • Jo
    No
  • Ndoshta
    Maybe
  • Faleminderit! 
    Thank you!
  • S’ka përse/Të lutem! 
    You’re welcome
  • Më Falni …
    Sorry/Excuse me …
  • Më vjen keq
    I am sorry
  • Une (nuk) kam …
    I (do not) have …
  • Ne (nuk) kemi …
    We have … / We do not have …
  • (nuk) ka …
    There is … / There isn’t …
  • Ndihmë! 
    Help!
  • Sa kushton …? 
    How much …?
  • Mund të paguaj ju lutem/Faturën ju lutem! 
    Can I pay please … /Check please!
  • Hyrje
    Entry
  • Dalje
    Check Out/Exit

Introduce yourself

  • Më quajnë …
    My name is …
  • Do të doja …
    I would like …
  • Unë vij nga …
    I am from …
  • Unë jam … vjeç. 
    I am …(years)… old.
  • Unë (nuk) jam i martuar. 
    I am not married.
  • Unë (nuk) udhëtoj vetëm. 
    I’m not traveling alone.
  • Po udhëtoj me …
    I’m traveling with …

Understanding

  • Nuk flas Shqip. 
    I do not speak Albanian.
  • Nuk kuptoj. 
    I do not understand.
  • Flisni …? 
    Do you speak … ?
  • Flet ndonjëri … këtu? 
    Does anyone here speak …?
  • Anglisht
    English
  • Italisht
    Italian
  • A mund ta përsërisni ju lutem. 
    Could you repeat that, please?
  • Një moment ju lutem. 
    One moment please.

Numbers

ZeroZero
NjëOne
DyTwo
TreThree
KatërFour
PesëFive
GjashtëSix
ShtatëSeven
TetëEight
NëntëNine
DhjetëTen
NjëqindHundred
NjëmijëThousand

 

Days of the Week (Ditët e Javës)

JavaWeek
E HënëMonday
E MartëTuesday
E MërkurëWednesday
E EnjteThursday
E PremteFriday
E ShtunëSaturday
E DielaSunday
  • From Monday to Sunday
    Nga e hёna nё tё diel
  • The first day is Monday.
    Dita e parё ёshtё e hёna.
  • The second day is Tuesday.
    Dita e dytё ёshtё e martë.
  • The third day is Wednesday.
    Dita e tretё ёshtё e mёrkura.
  • The fourth day is Thursday.
    Dita e katёrt ёshtё e enjtja.
  • The fifth day is Friday.
    Dita e pestё ёshtё e premtja.
  • The sixth day is Saturday.
    Dita e gjashtё ёshtё e shtuna.
  • The seventh day is a Sunday.
    Dita e shtatё ёshtё e diela.
  • The week has seven days.
    Java ka shtatё ditё.
  • We only worked five days.
    Ne punojmё vetёm pesё ditё.

Months (Muajt)

janarJanuary
shkurtFebruary
marsMarch
prillApril
majMay
qershorJune
korrikJuly
gushtAugust
shtatorSeptember
tetorOctober
nёntorNovember
dhjetorDecember
  • It’s six months.
    Kёta ​​janё gjashtё muaj.
  • january february march
    janar, shkurt, mars
  • April May June.
    prill, maj, qershor.
  • It’s also six months.
    Edhe kёta janё gjashtё muaj.
  • July, August, September
    korrik, gusht, shtator
  • October, November and December.
    tetor, nёntor dhe dhjetor.

Eating

Çfarë dëshironi?*What do you want?
Unë dua ..I would like..
menymenu
birrëbeer
ujëWater
bukëbread
peshkfish
mishbeef/any kind of meat
pulëchicken
perimevegetables
frutafruits
kafecoffee
Qumështmilk
Faturën, ju lutem!Check please!
Ju bëftë mirë!Enjoy your food!

*Çka is commonly used in Kosovo instead of Çfarë

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