Describing shapes and objects sounds unimportant, but it’s such a part of everyday life that we take it for granted. How we perceive things is crucial for how we navigate the world. This list of shapes and objects in Albanian will come in vital on your language learning journey. Here are a few to get you started: Circle-Rretho…Square- Sheshi…Triangle-Trekëndëshi….Rectangle- Drejtkëndësh. Ready to learn more? Keep reading!
Shapes And Objects In Albanian
Albanian Famous Buildings And Their Shapes
The National Museum Of Fine Arts
The national museum of fine arts in Tirana is an excellent example of how different geometric shapes can combine into a stunning overall unity.
The building has a rectangular outlay with rectangular windows. At the front entrance, there are square anta columns reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture. The crowning feature is the large rectangular mural that depicts the heroic struggles of the Albanian people.
So what’s inside the museum? Many famous arts from Albanian history, including noted works by Sadik Kaceli.
The venue opened its doors in 1974. Again, you can probably tell a lot about the art style because it was built on ‘Martyrs of the Nation boulevard.’
In modern times the gallery proudly displays 5000 art forms, including a section on Socialist Realist art, showcasing famous artists from Albania and international artists.
The gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm and is cheap to visit. On Tripadvisor, it is ranked #13 of things to do in Tirana.
This landmark is sometimes called Shkoder castle or in Albanian (Kalaja e Shkodrës).
It stands atop a large hill measuring 430ft in height and is encased by the Drin and Buna rivers. The castle is a ruin, but you still get the sense of how magnificent it must once have been. The walls are laid out in a rectangular plan, with circular turrets placed at strategic intervals.
The castle’s history is fascinating, going back to the ancient Illyrian kingdom. It heavily featured in stories of wars between Rome and Illyrian Kings like Gentius.
The castle also appears in Ottoman history. However, in those scriptures, the castle is referred to as being of Venetian construction. In fact, there are also the ruins of an ancient Venetian church within the castle grounds.
There is an ancient legend that describes why the castle is called Rozafa.
Here goes: ‘There were three brothers who set out to build the castle. Every day they worked, but the walls they’d constructed fell at night. They met an old who said he could fix their problem. The three brothers were married to different women, and the old man said that the first wife who brought the men their lunch the next day would have to be buried in the walls for the caste to stand. Going along with this was the promise that none of the men would tell their wives and let fate decide. However, the two oldest brothers told their wives, whereas the youngest brother said nothing.
The mother of the brothers didn’t know about the plan. She told the wives to bring lunch to the brothers. The two wives that knew made excuses not to take the lunch, and Rozafa, the youngest, the one who didn’t know, was the one who took the food.
The youngest brother explained the situation that she was to be buried. Her only request was for the welfare of her child. She asked that after she was walled up, the builders could leave a hole for her right eye, hand, and breast, so she could see her son, rock him to sleep, and feed him.
A sculpture in the castle shows a woman half walled up nursing a baby.
A strange story about sacrifice, but one widely known in Albania much the same as St George and the dragon in England. Today, the castle currently receives about 50,000 tourists a year.
The Hajji Et’hem Bey Mosque
The Hajji Et’hem Bey Mosque Is a fabulous religious building located in the historical center of Tirana. Its semi-circle domes and minarets are its most striking features.
The building was finished in 1821 after taking 30 years! Unfortunately, it was closed during the communist reign; however, it reopened in 1991.
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Albanian is the official language of the Republic of Albania- a country with a turbulent twentieth-century history.
If you didn’t already know, Albanian is a member of the Indo-European language family; however, it is unique among other Indo-European languages and has its own branch on the tree. There are two Albanian dialects: Tosk and Gheg. However, there is a significant overlap between Albanian speakers.
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