Make your life a little bit easier when travelling to Saranda and learn a few basic Albanian words and phrases. You’ll be shocked at how well it is received here. Albanians love to see that people are trying to learn their language.

Hello.
Tungjatjeta. ( TOON-jaht-YEH-tah )

Hello. ( informal )
Tung. ( TOON-guh )

How are you?
Si jeni? ( see YEH-nee? )

Well, thanks.
Jam mirë, faleminderit. ( yahm-MEE-ruh, FAH-lehm-mee-NDEH-reet )

What is your name?
Si quheni? ( see CHOO-heh-nee? )

My name is ______ .
Quhem______ . ( CHOO-hehm _____ . )

Pleased to meet you.
Më vjen mirë. ( muh vee-yen MEER )

Please.
Ju lutem. ( yoo LOO-tehm )

Thank you.
Faleminderit. ( FAH-lehm-mee-NDEH-reet )

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You’re welcome.

S’ka përse. ( SKAH puhr-SEH )

Yes.
Po. ( poh )

No.
Jo. ( yoh )

Excuse me. ( getting attention )
Më falni. ( meh FAHL-nee )

Excuse me. ( begging pardon )
Më falni. ( meh FAHL-nee )

I’m sorry.
Më vjen keq. ( muh vee-yen CATCH )

Goodbye
Mirupafshim. ( MEE-roo-PAHF-sheem )

Goodbye ( informal )
Shëndet. ( shun-DET )

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Do you speak English?
Flisni Anglisht? ( FLEES-nee ahn-GLEESHT? )

Does anyone speak English?
A flet njeri anglisht? ( ah FLEHT nyeh-REE ahn-GLEESHT? )

Help!
Ndihmë! ( ndeem! )

Good morning.
Mirëmëngjes. ( mee-ruh-muhn-JAZZ )

Good afternoon.
Mirëdita. ( mee-ruh-DEE-tah )

Good evening.
Mirëmbrëma. ( mee-ruhm-BRUH-mah )

Good night.
Natën e mirë. ( NAH-tuhn eh MEE-ruh )

I don’t understand.
Nuk kuptoj. ( NOOK koop-TOY )

Where are the toilets?
Ku është nevojtorja? ( koo UHSH-tuh NEH-vohyuh-TOR-yah? )

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