Albanian Negation

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Albanian Negation

Learning the Albanian Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Albanian negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Albanian, negation can be made simply by placing "Jo" before the main verb. But sometimes a double negative is required. "jo nuk" is the most common negative.

Nuk mund ta bëj këtë (I can't do this). 

Ata nuk kanë të bëjnë asgjë me atë (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative).

Double Negation also: Jo nuk dua të shkoj atje! - I don't want to go there!

Nuk më pëlqen/Nuk e dua. (I don't like it)

Here are some examples:

English NegationAlbanian Negation
he is not hereai nuk është këtu
that is not my bookai nuk është libri im.
do not entermos hyrë!

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

Note: The negative in Albanian is expressed with the help of adverbs jo (no) and nuk or s’ (not). Nuk (s’) is placed before the verb and after subject.

List of Negation in Albanian

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Albanian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Albanian vocabulary.

English NegationAlbanian Negation
I don't speakUnë nuk flas
I don't writeUnë nuk shkruaj
I don't driveunë nuk e ngas makinën
I don't loveunë nuk dashuroj
I don't giveunë nuk jap
I don't smileunë nuk buzëqesh
I don't takeunë nuk marr
he doesn't speakai nuk flet
he doesn't writeai nuk shkruan
he doesn't driveai nuk e nget makinën
he doesn't loveai nuk dashuron
he doesn't giveai nuk jep
he doesn't smileai nuk buzëqesh
he doesn't takeai nuk merr
we don't speakne nuk flasim
we don't writene nuk shkruajmë
we don't drivene nuk e ngasim makinën
we don't lovene nuk dashurojmë
we don't givene nuk japim
we don't smilene nuk buzëqeshim
we don't takene nuk marrim

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