Albanian Verbs

Albanian Verbs

It is very important to learn the Albanian verbs so that you can use them in everyday conversation. You get closer to perfecting the language the more you practice it. Yet, we need to know how Albanian verbs fit into the structure of the Albanian grammar.

Verbs in Albanian express activity (walk, study, sleep, jump) and state (exist, stand). The verb may agree the gender, person, or number of some of its argument, such as its subject or object.
Grammar Tips:

Present Tense

To form the present tense in indicative mood, Albanian verbs get the following ending:

For singular: -j , -n, -n
For plural: – jmë, :-ni, -jnë

Example: to learn- mësoj

Singular Plural
 Unë  mëso-j Ne mëso-jmë
 Ti mëso-n Ju mëso-ni
 Ai/ajo mëso-n Ata/ato mëso-jnë


These endings can help you, because with them you can conjugate most verbs into the present tense which belong to first type of conjugation. You only need the stem (rrënja) of the verb, for example the stem of (mësoj: to learn) is (mëso-j).

Past Tense

In Albanian as well as in English the simple past tense (imperfect) is used to explain past activities. The endings for the last tense verbs are:

For singular: – va, -ve, -i
For plural:      -më, -të, -në. (-am, -at, -an)

For example : to learn – mësoj

Unë mëso-va  Ne mësu-am
 Ti mëso-ve   Ju mësu-at
 Ai/ajo mëso-i     Ata/ato mësu-ën



The Albanian language verbs are different from English language verbs, as you can see in the examples above! The conjugation of each verb is different and we have more rules & endings.
So just take any regular verb and add it to the ending above, for example our verb mesoj (to learn), its stem is “meso”, plus the ending above becomes unë meso-va (I learned).

Future Tense

To form the future in Albanian it’s very simple, just use the whole infinitive verb plus these following endings:

For singular: -j, -sh, -jë
For plural: -jmë, -ni, jnë

This is very similar to the future tense of English. It is founded by placing ‘do të’ – “will”  before a verb.

Example: to learn- mësoj

Singular Plural
 Unë  do të mëso-j Ne do të mëso-jmë
 Ti do të mëso-sh Ju do të mëso-ni
 Ai/ajo do të mëso-jë Ata/ato do të mëso-jnë

If you would like to conjugate online any Albanian verb you can visit: Learn Albanian

You can listen the conjugation of the verb “to be” in Albanian language. Enjoy the rest of this Albanian lesson!

Below it’s another video lesson for verb “to have” in Albanian. Listen how to conjugate it.