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!

Knowing that:

The Albanian word for big is madh.

(Think: they must be mad to have it so big!)


?Tirana is a big city.|Tirana eshtë një qytet i madh.