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Family in Afghan Society Posted by on Dec 5, 2012

In Afghan society, family is the single most important institution and support system. In Every family the father or the oldest capable male is the head of the family. The head of the family and the male members of the family are responsible for providing for the family and taking care of the family. Almost…

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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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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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Rubab, a Famous Music Instrument in Afghanistan Posted by on Oct 25, 2012

As Part of our introduction to Afghan culture and languages, I have written about the Attan and the Afghan music, but since I am visiting Afghanistan, I will take the opportunity to introduce you to an Afghan Music instrument, Rubab, which sometimes is referred to as “the lion of instruments”. Rubab is a string instrument with…

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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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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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