Want To Learn Albanian?
From high mountain peaks to deep lakes, the landscape of Albania is simply breathtaking. Despite its small size, there is so much variety in the geography, climate and culture of the country. Its location in Southeast Europe mean it is often overlooked. Does that mean it is worth it to learn Albanian and visit? Let’s find out.
Albanian is spoken by about 7.5 million people globally, with the majority of them being located in Albania and the wider Balkan region. Interestingly, while it is part of the Indo-European language family, it forms its own branch and shares very little with other languages in the family. The Albanian language is written using the Latin alphabet with two additional letters.
Grammar in Albanian isn’t too complicated. While there is grammatical gender, number and cases to work with, they are not applied for all words. Saying that, some grammatical elements are unique to Albanian, notably the mood and tense systems. The word order is generally SVO though it can change in order to emphasize different parts of the sentence.
Inspired to learn Albanian? It is not everyday that you find and interesting language that forms its very own branch of a wider language family. Besides, Albanian is spoken in numerous countries around the world. If you plan to visit the Balkan region, it may just help you unlock some new opportunities.