Useful Albanian phrases

A collection of useful phrases in the Tosk dialect of Albanian, an Indo-European language spoken mainly in Albania and Kosovo.

To see these phrases in many other languages click on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal.

English Shqip (Albanian)
Welcome Mirë se vjen
Hello
(General greeting)
Ç'kemi
Tungjatjeta
Hello (on phone) Alo
How are you? Si jeni? (frm)
Si je? (inf)
Reply to 'How are you?' Mirë, falemenderit, po ju? (frm)
Mirë, falemenderit, po ti? (inf)
Long time no see Ka shumë kohë që s'jemi parë
What's your name? Si ju quajnë? (frm)
Si te quajnë? (inf)
Si quheni? (frm)
Si quhesh? (inf)
My name is ... Mua më quajnë ...
Unë quhem ...
Where are you from? Nga jeni? (frm)
Nga je? (inf)
I'm from ... Unë jam nga ...
Pleased to meet you Gëzohem që të takova
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Mirëmëngjes
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Mirëdita
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Mirëmbrëma
Good night Natën e mirë
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Paçim
Mirupafshim
Shihemi më vonë (see you later)
Good luck Paç fat!
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Gëzuar!
Gëzuar, or!
Shëndeti tuaj!
Have a nice day Ditën e mirë!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
T'bëftë mirë!
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Rrugë të mbarë
I understand Unë kuptoj
I don't understand Nuk kuptoj
Yes Po
No Jo
Maybe Ndoshta
I don't know Unë nuk e di
Please speak more slowly Mundeni të flisni pak më ngadalë, ju lutem? (frm)
Mund të flasësh pak më ngadalë, të lutem? (inf)
Please say that again Mundeni ta përsërisni, ju lutem? (frm)
Mund ta përsërisësh, të lutem?
Please write it down Mund ta shkruash ju lutem? (frm)
Mund ta shkruash të lutem? (inf)
Do you speak English? A flisni anglisht? (frm)
A flet anglisht? (inf)
Do you speak Albanian? A flisni shqip? (frm)
A flet shqip? (inf)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Po, pak
Excuse me Më fal!
How much is this? Sa kushton kjo?
Sorry Më fal!
Please Ju lutem (frm)
Të lutem (inf)
Thank you Falemenderit
Shumë falemenderit
Reply to thank you S'ka përse
Where's the toilet? Ku është banjoja?
Would you like to dance with me? A doni të kërceni?
A doni të vallzoni?
I love you Të dua
Get well soon Shërim të shpejtë!
Go away! Zhduku!
Largohuni!
Leave me alone! Lëmë rehat!
Help! Ndihmë!
Fire! Zjarr!
Stop! Ndalo!
Call the police! Thirrni policinë!
Christmas and New Year greetings Gëzuar Krishtlindjet e Vitin e Ri
Easter greetings Gëzuar Pashkët
Birthday greetings Gëzuar Ditëlindjen
One language is never enough Një gjuhë asnjëherë nuk është mjaft
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Automjeti im është plot me ngjala

Recordings by Plator Gashi

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Links

Other collections of Albanian phrases (some with audio)
http://www.single-serving.com/Albanian/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/
https://www.archive.org/details/fialuurivoghels00junggoog

Phrases in other languages


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