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Archive for November, 2012

How to Say “Excuse me”, and “I am sorry” in Pashto Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

Unlike English, in Pashto the same word is used to say both “Excuse me”, and “I am sorry. In this lesson we will teach you how to say “Excuse me”, and “I am sorry” in Pashto.  In Pashto, we use the word Wabakhai to say “Excuse me”. For example when we want to get someone’s…

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Afghan Calendar and Months of the Year in Pashto Posted by on Nov 25, 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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Pashto Numbers 1 – 20 with video Posted by on Nov 8, 2012

Numbers image by Irargerich via Flickr

We’ve created a simple table here with Pashto numbers through 20 for those of you who are new to learning Pashto. A video is included below with native speaker 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.…

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