Short Introduction to Albanian: Lesson 1
Let’s learn some Albanian!
Let’s get straight into the fun stuff.
Tirana eshtë një qytet i bukur.
Can you reconstruct this phrase?
Well, Tirana is the city of Tirana.
Then, eshtë is the word for is. Quite like Spanish (and even more so - Portuguese).
Then një is a
qytet is city
i bukur is beautiful
So what does this sentence say?
Tirana is a beautiful city, of course!
The Albanian word for big is madh.
(Think: they must be mad to have it so big!)