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We’re on a break… Posted by on Jun 25, 2015

…but we’ll be back! As you may have noticed, the Dari blog is currently on hiatus. In the meantime, we encourage you to look through the blog archives to keep the Dari vocabulary, grammar, and culture fresh in your mind. If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing to the Dari blog, please…

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Afghan Calendar and Months of the Year in Dari Posted by on Nov 26, 2012

Afghans do not use a single type of calendar. There are three different types of calendars used in Afghanistan which are as follow: Hijri Shamsi  (solar Islamic) Miladi /Isawee ( Gregorian /Christian) Hijre Qamari  (lunar Islamic) Based on the Afghan constitution the official calendar of Afghanistan is Hijri Shamsi. Hijra means emigration and Shamsi means…

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Afghan Traditional Clothes Posted by on Jul 27, 2012

Afghan Traditional Clothes In Afghanistan, people wear both the traditional clothes and the western clothes; however, you will see more people wearing Afghan traditional clothes.  The western clothes are usually worn in formal settings and schools. In the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, more people wear western clothes, but in other big cities like Jalalabad…

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Verb Forms in Dari Language Posted by on Jul 12, 2012

In order to be able to use a verb in various structures and verb tenses, it is important to know all the various forms that a verb can take. In Dari a verb has three different forms, the infinitive form, the past stem or the past from, and the present stem or form. The infinitive…

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How to Make an Afghan Kite Posted by on Jul 12, 2012

How to Make an Afghan Kite Kite flying in Afghanistan is one of the most famous hobbies and pass-time. Children from the school age to adults of older ages all can be seen flying kites in Afghanistan. Kites in Afghanistan are made of plastic or paper. Like the kites from many other countries, in Afghanistan…

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Dari Words for Free, English Words with Dari Origin Posted by on Jun 16, 2012

Dari Words for Free, English Words with Dari Origin   The list of words, which I refer to as Dari words for free, contains the words that are very similar to their English equivalents or have Dari/Farsi origin. They are the words that you don’t need to work hard to memorize. These words are almost…

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Verb Conjugation in Dari Posted by on May 9, 2012

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…

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