Learning the Albanian Nouns is very essential because its framework is used in every day discussion. The more you exercise the topic, the nearer you get to perfecting the Albanian. But first we need to know what the aspect of Nouns is in the structure of the Albanian grammar.
Albanian nouns are words used to name a individual, creature, place, thing, or subjective concepts. Nouns are usually the key to vocabulary.
Here are some illustrations:
|English nouns||Albanian nouns|
| one woman
|| një grua
| black monkey
||majmun i zi|
|my school||shkolla ime|
|buy a pen
||blej një stilolaps|
|first love||dashuria e parë|
As you can see from the illustration above, the framework of the Nouns in Albanian has a logic pattern. Identify the Nouns above and see how it performs with the rest of the phrase in Albanian.
Note: Albanian nouns are inflected by gender (masc. fem.) and number (sing and pl).
List of Nouns in Albanian
Below is a listing of the Nouns and words in Albanian. Trying to remember this list will help you add very useful and essential words to your Albanian vocabulary.
|English Nouns||Albanian Nouns|
|a computer||një kompjutër|
| a bicycle
| some computers
|some bicycles||disa biçikleta|
|some apples||disa molla
Csses of noun
In Albanian there are 5 cases.
Case of noun is called the forms of a noun in relation that it has with other words in the sentence.
1. Emërore – Nominative* Designation (it names the subject in a sentence)
2. Gjinore – Genitive* Description (it qualifies the word it modifies, possession)
3. Dhanore – Dative* Reception (it express the indirect object of the verb)
4. Kallzore – Accusative* Limitation (the action extends to and its limited to the object)
5. Rrjedhore – Ablative* Separation (is used after certain prepositions: prej-from, by).
1. Emërore – një mal / mal-i
2. Gjinore – i, e, të, së (një) mali / mal-it
3. Dhanore- një mal-i / mal-it
4. Kallëzore- një mal-i / mal-in
5. Rrjedhore- prej një mal-i / prej mal-it
In Genitive case we use articles: i, e, të, së to connect two nouns or a noun and an adjective.
Example: drejtori i shkollës (noun-noun); drejtori i ri ( noun-adjective)
The noun in Ablative case use also preposition: prej- from
Example: Fshatari vjen prej malit.
Declensions of noun
In Albanian there are 3 declensions.
The declension of the noun it depends from definite or indefinite form of the noun.
The first declension- includes nouns endings in – i in definite form, singular.
Example: libr-i, mësues- i, vëlla- i, gur- i
The second declension- includes nouns endings in – i in definite form, singular.
Example: shok-u, plak-u,
The third declension- includes nouns endings in – i or –ja in definite form, singular.
Example: tavolin-a, motr-a, fletor-ja
Watch to this video lesson and listen some nouns in Albanian.
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