Albanian negation

Albanian negation

Learning the Albanian Negation is very essential because its structure is used in every day discussion. The more you use the subject, the nearer you get to perfecting the Albanian language. But initially we need to know what the part of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Albanian.
Albanian negation is the process that changes an positive sentence (I am sad) into negative (I am not sad).Grammar Tips:

In Albanian, negation can be created basically by putting “Jo” before the verb. But sometimes a double negative is needed. “jo (no) and nuk (not)” is the most typical negative form.

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

Down below is a listing of the Negation and negative expressions in Albanian. Trying to remember this table will help you add a very useful and essential words to your Albanian vocabulary.

Also in Albanian if we place the negative adverb NOT in front of a verb but that verb is subjunctive mood then it will be the word “mos” (not)

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