Albanian Gender

Welcome to the fifth Albanian lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Albanian to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
njeri; burrë
woman
woman Audio
grua
husband
husband Audio
bashkëshort
wife
wife Audio
bashkëshorte
boy
boy Audio
djalë, çun
girl
girl Audio
vajzë, qup
father
father Audio
baba
mother
mother Audio
nënë

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Albanian
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
djali im është student Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
vajza e saj është studente Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
ai ka një vëlla të gjatë Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ajo ka një motër të gjatë Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
vëllezërit e tij janë të rinj Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
motrat e tij janë të reja Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
djalë; bir
daughter
daughter Audio
vajzë
brother
brother Audio
vëlla
sister
sister Audio
motër
grandfather
grandfather Audio
gjysh
grandmother
grandmother Audio
gjyshe
child
child Audio
fëmi,u
children
children Audio
fëmijë

Expressions in Albanian

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Albanian, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Albanian
What do you mean?
çfarë doni të thoni? Audio
I don't understand
(unë) nuk kuptoj. Audio
I don't know
(unë) nuk di gjë. Audio
What is that called in Albanian?
si quhet kjo në shqip? Audio
What is this?
ç'është ky/kjo? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
ç'kuptim ka kjo fjalë në shqip? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
më fal! / më falni! Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Albanian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Albanian Plural   Albanian Plural

Albanian Numbers   Albanian Numbers



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