Albanian 101

Albanian Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Albanian language. The words listed below are not the most common Albanian words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Albanian
(shqip)
I

unë
you (singular)

ti, ju (respectful)
he

ai
we

ne
you (plural)

ju
they

ata, ato
this

ky
that

që, i cili, ai
here

këtu
there

atje
who

kush, cili,
what

çfarë, ç'
where

ku
when

kur
how

si
not

nuk
all

gjithë, tërë
many

shumë
some

disa, ca
few

pak,
other

tjetër
one

një
two

dy
three

tre
four

katër
five

pesë
big

madh
long

gjatë
wide

i gjerë
thick

i trashë
heavy

rëndë
small

vogël
short

i shkurtër
narrow

i ngushtë
thin

i hollë
woman

grua
man (adult male)

burrë
man (human being)

njeri
child

vocërrak, vogëlush
wife

nuse
husband

burrë
mother

nënë, amë
father

atë
animal

shtazë
fish

peshk
bird

zog
dog

qen
louse

thëri
snake

gjarpër
worm

krimb
tree

pemë, dru
forest

pyll
stick

shkop
fruit

frutë
seed

farë, bërthamë
leaf

gjethe
root

rrënjë
bark (of a tree)

zgavër
flower

lule
grass

bar
rope

litar
skin

lëkurë
meat

mish
blood

gjak
bone

eshtër, ashtë
fat (noun)

dhjamë, maj
egg

ve, vezë
horn

bri, bori
tail

bisht
feather

pupël
hair

flok, qime, lesh
head

kokë
ear

vesh
eye

sy
nose

hundë
mouth

gojë
tooth

dhëmb
tongue (organ)

gjuhë
fingernail

thua
foot

këmbë
leg

këmbë
knee

gju
hand

dorë
wing

krah, flatër
belly

bark, stomak
guts

zorrë
neck

qafë
back

kurriz, shpinë
breast

gji, sisë
heart

zemër
liver

mëlçi
to drink

pi
to eat

ha
to bite

çap, thumboj
to suck

thith
to spit

nxjerr
to vomit

vjell
to blow

godas
to breathe

marr frymë
to laugh

qesh
to see

shoh
to hear

dëgjoj
to know

di
to think

mendoj
to smell

nuhas
to fear

druaj
to sleep

fle
to live

jetoj
to die

vdes
to kill

vras
to fight

luftoj
to hunt

gjuaj
to hit

godas
to cut

shkurtoj
to split

ndaj, daj
to stab

ther
to scratch

kruaj
to dig

gërmoj
to swim

notoj
to fly

fluturoj
to walk

eci
to come

vij
to lie (as in a bed)

rri
to sit

ulem
to stand

rri
to turn (intransitive)

kthej
to fall

bie
to give

jap
to hold

mbaj
to squeeze

shtrydh
to rub

ledhatoj
to wash

laj
to wipe

fshij
to pull

tërheq
to push

shtyj
to throw

hedh
to tie

lidh
to sew

qep
to count

numëroj
to say

them
to sing

këndoj
to play

luaj
to float

pluskoj
to flow

rrjedh
to freeze

ngrij
to swell

enjtem
sun

diell
moon

hënë
star

yll
water

ujë
rain

shi
river

lumë
lake

liqen
sea

det
salt

kripë
stone

gur
sand

rërë
dust

pluhur
earth

dhe, tokë
cloud

re, shtëllungë
fog

mjegull
sky

qiell
wind

erë
snow

borë, dëborë
ice

akull
smoke

tym
fire

zjarr
ash

hi
to burn

djeg
road

udhë, rrugë
mountain

mal
red

i kuq
green

blerë, blertë
yellow

verdhë
white

bardhë
black

zi
night

natë
day

ditë
year

vit, mot
warm

i ngrohtë
cold

ftohtë
full

i mbushur, i plotë
new

ri
old

plak, i moshuar
good

mirë
bad

keq
rotten

kalbur
dirty

i pistë
straight

drejt
round

rrumbullakët
sharp (as a knife)

i mprehtë
dull (as a knife)

i pamprehtë
smooth

i lëmuar
wet

i lagur
dry

i thatë
correct

i djathtë
near

afër
far

larg
right

djathtas

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