The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Albanian pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

See Albanian language for a more thorough look at the sounds of Albanian.

IPA Description Written as Pronounced as in
p Voiceless bilabial plosive p সাঁচ:Bold dark reden
b Voiced bilabial plosive b সাঁচ:Bold dark redat
t Voiceless alveolar plosive t সাঁচ:Bold dark redan
d Voiced alveolar plosive d সাঁচ:Bold dark redebt
c Voiceless palatal plosive q সাঁচ:Bold dark redute
ɟ Voiced palatal plosive gj arসাঁচ:Bold dark redue
k Voiceless velar plosive k সাঁচ:Bold dark redar
ɡ Voiced velar plosive g সাঁচ:Bold dark redo
ts Voiceless alveolar affricate c haসাঁচ:Bold dark red
dz Voiced alveolar affricate x gooসাঁচ:Bold dark red
Voiceless postalveolar affricate ç সাঁচ:Bold dark redin
Voiced postalveolar affricate xh সাঁচ:Bold dark redet
θ Voiceless dental fricative th সাঁচ:Bold dark redin
ð Voiced dental fricative dh সাঁচ:Bold dark reden
f Voiceless labiodental fricative f সাঁচ:Bold dark redar
v Voiced labiodental fricative v সাঁচ:Bold dark redan
s Voiceless alveolar fricative s সাঁচ:Bold dark redon
z Voiced alveolar fricative z সাঁচ:Bold dark redip
ʃ Voiceless postalveolar fricative sh সাঁচ:Bold dark redow
ʒ Voiced postalveolar fricative zh viসাঁচ:Bold dark redion
h Voiceless glottal fricative h সাঁচ:Bold dark redat
m Bilabial nasal m সাঁচ:Bold dark redan
n Alveolar nasal n সাঁচ:Bold dark redot
ɲ Palatal nasal nj oসাঁচ:Bold dark redon
ŋ Velar nasal ng baসাঁচ:Bold dark red
j Palatal approximant j সাঁচ:Bold dark redes
l Alveolar lateral approximant l সাঁচ:Bold dark redean
ɫ Velarized alveolar lateral approximant ll baসাঁচ:Bold dark red
r Alveolar trill rr Spanish peসাঁচ:Bold dark redo
ɾ Alveolar tap r Spanish peসাঁচ:Bold dark redo


  • The palatal stops /c/ and /ɟ/ occur in English as allophones of /k/ and /ɡ/ before front vowels. Palatal stops are phonemic in many languages including Hungarian and Icelandic.
  • The palatal nasal /ɲ/ corresponds to the Spanish ñ and the French and Italian gn. It is pronounced as one sound, not a nasal plus a glide.
  • The ll sound is a velarised lateral, close to English dark L.
  • The contrast between flapped r and trilled rr is the same as in Spanish. English does not have either of the two sounds phonemically. The tt in butter is a flapped r for most North Americans and Australians.
  • The letter ç is sometimes written ch due to technical limitations because of its use in English sound and its analogy to the other digraphs xh, sh, and zh. Usually it is written simply c or more rarely q with context resolving any ambiguities.
IPA Description Written as Pronounced as in
i Close front unrounded vowel i sসাঁচ:Bold dark redd
ɛ Open-mid front unrounded vowel e bসাঁচ:Bold dark redd
a Open front unrounded vowel a fসাঁচ:Bold dark redther, Spanish cসাঁচ:Bold dark redsa
ə Schwa ë সাঁচ:Bold dark redbout
ɔ Open-mid back rounded vowel o lসাঁচ:Bold dark red, tসাঁচ:Bold dark redss
y Close front rounded vowel y French tসাঁচ:Bold dark red, German সাঁচ:Bold dark redber
u Close back rounded vowel u bসাঁচ:Bold dark redt