Albanian Negation

Albanian Negation

It is very important to learn the Albanian Negation because it is used in everyday conversations. The more you use the subject, the closer you are to mastering the Albanian language. The first thing we need to understand is what Negation is in the structure of Albanian grammar.

The Albanian negation process involves changing a positive sentence (I am sad) into a negative one (I am not sad).Grammar Tips:

In Albanian, negation is formed by putting “Jo” before the verb. However, sometimes it is necessary to use a double negative. Jo (no) and nuk (not) are the most typical negative forms.

For example:

Nuk mund ta shkoj atje (I can’t go there).
Unë nuk dua asgjë nga ti (I don’t want anything from you – so we have Double Negative in this sentence).

The double Negation is also here:

Jo nuk pelqej të shkoj atje! – I don’t like to go there!
Nuk më pëlqen/Nuk e dua. (I don’t like it)

A negative sentence is made by adding the adverb nuk or s’ in front of the verb. There is no any difference between nuk and s’ they both mean NOT in English.

In Albanian there are 3 methods of negative form and they are:

jo, (no);  nuk / s’ (not)

“A” nuk ka ai makinë të re? or sometimes we remove “A”, just we say: Nuk ka ai makinë të re? (He hasn’t a new car) or with s’
Ai s’ka makinë të re. (He hasn’t a new car)

English negation      Albanian negation
Negation  Mohore
she is not there
ajo nuk është atje
this is not yours
kjo nuk është e jotje
I don’t go
unë nuk shkoj
he isn’t here ai nuk është këtu

List of Negation in Albanian

The following is a listing of Albanian Negation and negative expressions. Your Albanian vocabulary will be greatly enhanced by learning this table.

The word “mos” (not) will also appear in Albanian when the negative adverb NOT is placed before a verb that is in subjunctive mood.

For example:
Don’t smoke! – Mos pi duhan!
Don’t go there – Mos shko atje.

English negation  Albanian negation
do not enter mos hyr
 I don’t speak unë nuk flas
he don’t drink  
    ai nuk pi
she doesn’t drive
 ajo nuk vozit
we don’t write ne nuk shkruajmë
they don’t sleep  
ata nuk flejnë
she doesn’t love  ajo nuk dashuron