Albanian Articles

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Albanian Articles

Learning the Albanian Articles displayed below is vital to the language. Albanian articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an".

Grammar Tips:

Definite Article:

Unlike English, which has only one definite article “the", Albanian has 4 definite articles: I (masculine singular), libri (the book)

E (masculine singular) shtëpia (the house)

(masculine plural) librat (the books)

(feminine plural) shtëpiat (the houses)

Indefinite Article:

While we have (a / an / some) in English as indefinite articles, we also have një / nji / disa/ca in Albanian .

In general, whenever (a, an) are used in English you, you need to use (një) or (nji) to say the equivalent in Albanian.

Një (masculine singular), një libër (a book)

Një (masculine singular) një shtëpi (a house)

Disa/ ca (masculine plural) disa /ca libra (some books) it’s same here: disa and ca means same(some), and is for both gender in plural.

Disa/ ca (feminine plural) disa /ca shtëpia (some houses)

Example: Librat që i kam janë në shtëpinë e shokut.(The books I have are in a house of a friend)


Here are some examples:

English ArticlesAlbanian Articles
articlesNyjet (e trajtës së shquar dhe të pashquar)
the
anjë
onenjë
somedisa
fewpak
the booklibri
the bookslibrat
a booknjë libër
one booknjë libër
some booksdisa libra
few booksdisa libra

Notice the structure of the Articles in Albanian has a logical pattern. Locate the Articles above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Albanian.

Note: The definite article is placed after the noun. The definite article can be in the form of noun suffixes, which vary with gender and case. For example in singular nominative, masculine nouns add -i, or those ending in -g/-k/-h, take -u (to avoid palatalization): mal (mountain) / mali (the mountain);
libër (book) / libri (the book);
zog (bird) / zogu (the bird).

Feminine nouns take the suffix -(j)a, examples: veturë (car) / vetura (the car);
shtëpi (house) / shtëpia (the house);
lule (flower) / lulja (the flower).
Neuter nouns take -t.

List of Articles in Albanian

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Albanian. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Albanian vocabulary.

English VocabularyAlbanian Vocabulary
Foodushqim
almondsbajame
breadbukë
breakfastmëngjes
buttergjalpë
candykaramele, sheqerka
cheesedjathë
chickenpulë
cuminqimion
dessertëmbëlsirë
dinnerdarkë
fishpeshk
fruitfruta
ice creamakullore
lambmish qengji
lemonlimon
lunchdrekë
mealvakt
meatmish
ovenfurrë
pepperpiper, spec
plantsbimë
porkmish derri
saladsallatë
saltkripë
sandwichsanduiç
sausagesuxhuk
soupsupë
sugarsheqer
supperdarkë
turkeygjel deti; pulë deti
applemollë
bananabanane
orangesportokalle (plural)
peachespjeshkë
peanutkikirik
pearsdardha
pineapplepineapple
grapesrrush
strawberriesluleshtrydhe
vegetablesperime
carrotkarotë
cornmisër
cucumberkastravec
garlichudhër
lettucemarule
olivesullinj
onionsqepë
pepperspiperka, speca
potatoespatate
pumpkinkungull
beansfasule
tomatoesdomate

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