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Exchanging Pleasantries (How to be charming in Dari) Posted by on Dec 13, 2012

Today we are going to discuss the usage of some pleasantries. These are the words that we very politely and charmingly use in certain situations to show respect, appreciation or humility. You don’t even have to speak the language well to be able to use these phrases. By using these words you will come across…

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How to say “Excuse me”, and “I am sorry” in Dari Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

In this lesson we will teach you how to say “Excuse me” , “I am sorry”, and how to apologize in Dari. In English we have two words that are used for apologizing and excusing. One says “I am sorry” to show that he/she  regrets doing something or to show that he or she feel…

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Dari Numbers 1 – 20 Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

numbers image by Irargerich via flickr

If you’re new to learning Dari, we’ve created this simple table of Dari numbers from 1 to 20 just for you. We’ve also included a video with voice pronunciation. Listen to it a few times, and make sure to practice saying the words out loud too; this will really help you retain the information. When you’re…

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

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…

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The “to be” verbs in Dari Posted by on Sep 1, 2011

  The “to be “verbs are verbs that show state of being, (i.e.  Am, are, and is). In Dari the “to be” verbs are derived from the imaginary infinitive هستن   Hastan.  All different forms of the  “to be” verb have the same stem and only the ending changes, for example هستم  Hastam (I am) and  هستند…

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Dari Alphabet Posted by on Jun 19, 2011

Knowing how to read and write the language you speak makes it more useful, fun and easier to improve.  For instance, if you are in Afghanistan and you know how to read and write Dari, you will be able to find your way around the city easier by reading the signs for directions and instruction…

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Dari Greetings Posted by on Apr 3, 2011

Greeting people is the first step to knowing them and eventually making friends with them. This is true in Afghanistan too, but it is even more important than it is in many western cultures. Greetings are so important in Afghanistan that some people say Salaam Alaikum (hello) even when returning to a room after only…

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