I made a new routine to help my mentality in serene. I’m running twice per week, giving private lessons, and hired a private tutor to help converse in Albanian for improvement. It’s the second day so far and I feel slightly awesome. I learned many new phrases from my language instructor who is my friend and neighbor. Most of the phrases are mainly Gheg dialect, which I prefer over Tosk dialect, and slangs.
There are different ways of saying “Si Jeni?” (How are you?) depending on the dialects.
Ça ke bo? (Tirana)
A je? (Gheg)
Ça ban? (Elbasan)
Ça ben? (Tosk)
Shnet – See ya, a very casual bye
Shihemi – See ya later, another casual bye
Pafshim – short for Mirupafshim for good bye
Tung – Shkodra dialect, short for “Tungjatjeta”
S’ka gjo – No problem (northern dialect)
Tu rrit ndera – Thank you (n. dialect)
Mos më shqetëso! – standard version for “Don’t bother me!”
Mos më çaj kokën! – Don’t bother me! (use with anger while arguing)
Mos më mërzit! – Don’t bother me (use this when slightly annoyed)
Çfarë dreqin po ndodh?! – What the hell is going on?
-the word “dreq” derived from Gheg, north Albania.
Temen e semës – God damnit! (Korçe dialect)
Nuk dua tja di! – I don’t care what you are talking about
Çfarë po flet – Not interesting
E urrej – I hate it
Varja – Ok, let it go! (use when you want to stop somebody from bothering you, slang, should not be used in public, casual talk 1 on 1)
E Çfarë pastaj? – So what?
është faji jot. – It’s your fault
Gjë e çuditshme – weird thing
e/i paparë – cool! (slang)
Ai eshte i çmendur/lajthitur – He is out of his mind!
budalla – stupid, silly
Çfarë lloji? – What kind?
avancuar – advanced
Çift – twin, double, pair, twosome
Edhe neve – So are we! (Us too!)
Aspak/fare – Not at all (No, not at all)
Argjile – Hookah
Mair – Mirë (used in rural mountain areas, north dialect)
Kam rënë e këmbe në dashuri me ty – I am in love with you
Jam i marrosur pas teje – I’m crazy about you, I’m crazy after you