In Albania the official language is Albanian (Shqip), which is also an official language in Kosovo and Macedonia. Some people also speak Greek, but only 5% of the population speaks English. As a result of the blooming tourism in Saranda, you will definitely find more people that will understand some English, but you can make your trip a little bit easier and fun by learning a few basic words and phrases in Albanian. You’ll be surprised how much this will be appreciated!
How are you?
Si jeni? (see YEH-nee?)
Jam mirë, faleminderit. (yahm-MEER, fah-lehm-meen-DEH-reet)