How to Say “I love you” In Dari Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in language

How to Say “I love you” In Dari

Dari is the language of love and poetry and expressing feelings of love can’t be more beautiful in any other language than in Dari. Today we are going to teach you how to say “I love you” in the language of Rumi, the Afghan poet who is famous throughout the world for his expression of love in his poetry.  Rumi’s poetry is one of the best sellers in the U.S.  There can’t be any more special way of telling someone you love them than saying it in the language of Rumi.

The verb “to love” in Dari is دوست داشتن  Dost Daashtan. This verb can be used for both male and female the same way without undergoing any changes.  The sentence, “I love you” in Dari is دوستت دارم  Dostat daaram.

The most common use of this sentence is the romantic use.  It is used by couples to express their love, but that is not the only use. It can also be used to show your love to other people too. For example, you can use this sentence to express your love for a parent or a friend.  If you are using this sentence in Afghanistan, always make sure the context is very clear on whether you are referring to a romantic love or nonromantic.

Now you know how to say “I love you” in Dari language. In the accompanying video we will teach you how to write it on a postcard and how to pronounce it correctly. So don’t wait and express your love to your loved ones in Dari.

Dostat daaram.                              دوستت دارم                  I love you.

Man ham dostat daaram.  من هم دوستت دارم                 I love you too.

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About the Author: Sayed Naqibullah

Sayed Naqibullah speaks Pashto and Dari as his native languages. Since 2004 he has been teaching Dari and Pashto and working as cultrual advisor to NGO workers, foreigners who live, work, or are visiting Afghanistan. Sayed has worked as a linguist for several companies that produce language course-ware. He has worked as a guide, interpreter and translator of a number of NGOs working in Afghanistan. Sayed is also a blog writer on Afghan culture and languages. He is the author of a Dari language textbook called “Dari as a Second Language”.


  1. Muhammad Saif Ali:

    I like to learn dari language because most of my friends are belong to Afghanistan.