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How to Make an Afghan Kite Posted by on Feb 1, 2014

It Takes Two, Me and You! Usually one person flies the kite and the other, an assistant, keeps the charkha (an intricately designed wooden drum that keeps the wire wound around it). Gudiparan: The Kite Gudiparan (translation: flying doll), come in different sizes – from about 10 to12 inches in diameter to the size of…

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Islamic Religious Titles (Video) Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

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Note-: QARI Abdul Nabil  (QARI is the titles). Islam, a major religion with believers throughout the world, also uses special titles. Because these titles are generally in Arabic (or, sometimes, in Persian), most are not well-known in the English-speaking world. Here are a few that are either well-known or becoming more commonly used: Capitalize…

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What is that Mountain Proverb in Dari? Posted by on Jul 22, 2013

Today’s post is a response to one of our readers who have asked us to teach him the Dari proverb that says, “There is a road to the top of even the highest mountain”.  No wonder Afghans use mountains in their proverbs. When you go to Afghanistan there are very few places that you…

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Afghan Dari Proverbs Posted by on Feb 24, 2013

Afghanistan has a rich oral tradition. Using proverbs and verses of poetry in conversation is very common among the people, both educated and uneducated. While English language also has some proverbs but they are rarely used in daily communication . In Afghan proverbs and verses of poetry are used to get important point across; it…

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Five Tips for Reading Dari Script Posted by on Jan 27, 2013

Reading and writing in Dari script is a lot of fun. Writing in Dari scripts feels like making art and is very beautiful.  In this lesson we will give you five tips that will help you read and subsequently write in Dari script much easier. For this lesson we assume you have a basic knowledge…

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Past Tense of “to be“ in Dari Posted by on Jan 11, 2013

In this blog post, we will teach you the past tense of the verb “to be” in Dari, and its different conjugated variation. In Dari, there are two infinitives for the “to be” verbs, the imaginary infinitive هستن  hastan which is used for the present  tense , and the real infinitive بودن  boodan which used…

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What Time Is It? How to Ask and Say the Time in Dari Posted by on Dec 26, 2012

One of the things that we do a lot is that we talk about the time. Probably the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning is to check what time it is. So, when learning a new language asking about time and talking about time is what most of us would…

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