Albanian Phrases

The Albanian phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: tung  Audio
What is your name?: si të quajnë?  Audio
Nice to meet you: gëzohem që ju takoj!  Audio
How are you?: si jeni?   Audio
I'm good, thanks: jam mirë, faleminderit!  Audio
And you?: po ju?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Albanian)?: a e flisni (anglishten/ shqipen?)  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: a flet ajo kinezisht?  Audio
A little bit: veq pak  Audio
How old are you?: sa vjeç je/jeni?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: unë jam tridhjetë e tre vjeç  Audio
It was nice talking to you: gëzohem që bisedova me ju.  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: çfarë doni të thoni?  Audio
I don't understand: (unë) nuk kuptoj.  Audio
I don't know: (unë) nuk di gjë.  Audio
Sorry: më fal! / më falni!  Audio
What is that called in Albanian?: si quhet kjo në shqip?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: ç'kuptim ka kjo fjalë në shqip?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: nga je?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: unë jam nga sh.b.  Audio
I'm American: unë jam amerikanë  Audio
Where do you live?: ku jeton/ banon?  Audio
I live in the U.S: unë jetoj në sh.b.  Audio
What do you do for a living?: çfarë pune bëni?  Audio
I'm a student: unë jam student  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: a mund t ju ndihmoj?  Audio
Can you help me?: mund të më ndihmoni?  Audio
Where is the airport?: ku është aeroporti?  Audio
Go straight: shkoni drejt  Audio
Then: pastaj…  Audio
Turn left: kthehuni majtas  Audio
Turn right: kthehuni djathtas  Audio


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Good wishes in Albanian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: gëzuar ditëlindjen!  Audio
Happy new year: gëzuar vitin e ri!  Audio
Merry Christmas: gëzuar krishtlindjet!  Audio
Good luck: paç fat!/ me fat!  Audio
Congratulations: urime!  Audio

Albanian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: kam një rezervim (për një dhomë)  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: keni dhoma të disponueshme?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: do të doja një dhomë ku nuk lejohet duhani  Audio
How much it costs per night?: sa është çmimi për natë?  Audio
Waiter: kamarier/ kamariere  Audio
How much is this?: sa kushton kjo/ ky?  Audio
What is this?: ç'është ky/kjo?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: mirë je? / mirë jeni?  Audio
I need a doctor: kam nevojë për doktor.  Audio
Help: ndihmë!  Audio
Call the ambulance: thirr ambulancën!  Audio
Call the police: thirr policinë!  Audio
I am sick: jam sëmurë  Audio

These Albanian phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Albanian Vocabulary and Albanian Grammar, you might want to visit our Albanian Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Albanian Vocabulary

Albanian Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Albanian phrases.