23 December 2009

Mire

It is possible to have an entire conversation in Albanian even if you know exactly one word in Albanian (and you're okay with being on the receiving end of some strange looks and laughter). "Mire" means "good." And in Albania, "good" is a perfectly acceptable answer for just about anything:


"How are you today?" "Mire."


"How is the weather today?" "Mire."


"Want kind of coffee would you like?" "Mire."


"Want some oranges?" "Mire."


"It will take you 3 hours to travel there." "Mire."


"We are praying for you to have five children." "Mire."


"You are a beautiful girl." "Mire."

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