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English term or phrase:definite article
Albanian translation:e shquara
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18:29 Nov 6, 2003
English to Albanian translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: (IN) THE (IN ALBANIAN)
(IN) THE
E.g. He is in the house. Please contrast with “He is in a house”.
I'm confused because (if I remember rightly) my book translates “in the house” as “në shtëpi”, but I don’t see any definite article there – that would surely be as “në shtëpinë”.
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:31
E shquara / e pashquara
Explanation:
The Definite and the Indefinite article!!!

The Albanian language is a little bit complicated in this case. When you say: "go in the house," since you already know which house, you do not need to emphasize the word house and use the definite form "shtëpinë".

But if you say: "in the house of my friend," then you say: "në shtëpinë e mikut tim." In this case, as you see, we use the definite form.
HTH,
Monika

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Monika Coulson
Local time: 20:31
Grading comment
many thanks Monika. Incidentally, Romanian is the same with regard to this point of grammar.
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4 +4E shquara / e pashquara
Monika Coulson


  

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(in) the (in albanian)
E shquara / e pashquara


Explanation:
The Definite and the Indefinite article!!!

The Albanian language is a little bit complicated in this case. When you say: "go in the house," since you already know which house, you do not need to emphasize the word house and use the definite form "shtëpinë".

But if you say: "in the house of my friend," then you say: "në shtëpinë e mikut tim." In this case, as you see, we use the definite form.
HTH,
Monika



Monika Coulson
Local time: 20:31
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Native speaker of: Native in AlbanianAlbanian
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
many thanks Monika. Incidentally, Romanian is the same with regard to this point of grammar.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxAlbanMullaj: fair enough
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