Albanian Feminine

If you're trying to learn Albanian Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Albanian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Albanian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Albanian Feminine

Learning the Albanian Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Albanian feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

To form a feminine(femërore) word from the masculine in Albanian, you simply add (e) if the word ends in a consonant. But if a word ends in a vowel then you need to remove the vowel before adding the “e”. Here are some examples:

djalë (son) becomes vajzë (daughter), nxënës/student (student masc.) becomes nxënës-e/ student-e (student fem.)

Note:

 But this is not for all nouns:

Example: masculine:  profesor (professor), feminine: profesor-eshë, luan- luan-eshë (lion - lioness)

Note that some words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: burrë (man), grua (woman).

Yes, it is very true that also in Albanian there are many words that cannot be changed into feminine!


Here are some examples:

English FeminineAlbanian Feminine
FeminineFemërore
he is happyai është i lumtur
she is happyajo është e lumtur
he is Americanai është amerikan
she is Americanajo është amerikane
mannjeri; burrë
womangrua
fatherbaba
mothernënë
brothervëlla
sistermotër
uncledajë; xhaxha
aunthallë; teze
bulldem
cowlopë
boydjalë
girlvajzë

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

Note: The plural feminine nouns have the same ending -e , for example: një shqiptare - disa shqiptare (an Albanian {woman} - some Albanians {women}). Here are some other examples of plural masculine and feminine nouns: francezë (masc.) becomes franceze (fem.).

List of Feminine in Albanian

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Albanian? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Albanian vocabulary.

English VocabularyAlbanian Vocabulary
objectsobjektet
bathroombanjë, nevojtore
bedkrevat, shtrat
bedroomdhomë gjumi
ceilingtavan
chairkarrige
clothesrroba
coatpallto
cupfilxhan
desktavolinë
dressfustan
floorkat
forkpirun
furnituremobilje
glassgotë; qelq
hatkapelë
houseshtëpi
inkbojë shkrimi
jacketxhaketë
kitchenkuzhinë
knifethikë
lampllambë
letterletër
maphartë
newspapergazetë
notebookbllok shënimesh
pantspantallona
paperletër
penpenë
pencillaps
pharmacyfarmaci
picturepikture; fotorafi
platepjatë
refrigeratorfrigorifer
restaurantrestorant
roofçati
roomdhomë
rugqilim
scissorsgërshërë
shampooshampo
shirtkëmishë
shoeskëpucët
soapsapun
socksçorape
spoonlugë
tabletryezë
toiletnevojtore; banjë
toothbrushfurçë dhëmbësh
toothpastepastë dhëmbësh
towelpeshqir
umbrellaumbrellë; çadër
underweartë brendshme
wallmur
walletportofol
windowdritare
telephonetelefon

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