Albanian questions

Albanian questions

Learning the Albanian Questions is very essential because its structure is used in every day discussion. The more you work out this, the closer you get to mastering the Albanian. Also we need to know what is the role of questions in the framework of the grammar in Albanian.
Albanian questions might be either a linguistic expression used to create a demand for information, or else the request itself created by such an expression.

Grammar Tips:

In Albanian there are 4 methods of asking a question to get a “yes” or “no” answer please see the following:

-Verb + pronoun: As opposed to English, the auxiliaries do and does are not used.
Example: Ka ai makinë të re? (Does he has a new car?)

-Pronoun + verb: Only the intonation can make the sentence interrogative:
Example: Ai ka makinë të re? (Does he has a new car?)

-Verb + pronoun. The pronoun goes last.
Example: Ka makinë të re ai? (Does he has a new car?)

-Finally you can also create a question by including a tag question “A” to the beginning of the interrogative sentence.
Example: A ka ai makinë të re?

English questions      Albanian questions
Questions  Pyetje
what?
çfarë?
how?
si?
who? kush?
where?
ku?
why? pse?

Note:
Some interrogative sentences are established using the interrogative pronouns:
Kush? (Who) and Çfarë? (What), and putting the topic after the linking verb ‘jam” to be.
e.g: Kush jemi ne? (Who are we?). Kush është ajo? (Who is she?).

List of questions in Albanian

 English questions Albanian questions
 who are you     kush je ti? sing.
kush jeni ju? pl.
how are you? 
Si je (ti) – sing.
Si jeni (ju) – pl.
 where is she?
ku është ajo?
 what is this? 
çfarë është kjo?
 why is this? pse është kjo?
 where do you live? ku jeton ti ?
what time it is? 
Sa është ora?
 restaurant   
restorant
 where are you? 
ku je ti?
 can I help you? 
mund t’ju ndihmoj?
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