Verb Conjugation in Dari Posted by Sayed Naqibullah on May 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
Verb Conjugation in Dari
In the previous article we talked about the forms of a verb in Dari language. Today we will learn how to conjugate a verb. In Dari the verb conjugation is done the same way for almost all verb tenses. For Instance, if you learn the verb conjugation for present tense you will be able to conjugate the same verb in the past tense too. Remember that we never conjugate the infinitive form of the verb in Dari. If you want to conjugate a verb for the past tense, use the past form/stem of the verb for conjugation, and if you are conjugating it for the present tense, use the present form/stem of the verb. The following are the verb endings that you will be using for conjugation.
Verb Ending For the Subject
ee you (singular)
eed you (plural)
We will use the verb Deedan, “to see” to show how you can conjugate the verb. We know that the past form of Deedan is Deed, and its present form is Been. Here we will conjugate for the past tense.
Deedam I saw
Deedee you saw
Deedand They saw
Deedeed you saw (plural)
Deed He/she/it saw (The verb for the third person singular does not need any ending in the past tense)
Deedeem We saw
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I had a question about Dari’s similarity to Farsi. Some sources say that the two are dialects of the same language. Is this true?
@Sieru That is true. The differences between Dari and Farsi are somewhat like the difference between british English And American English.