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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 Pashto blog is currently on hiatus. In the meantime, we encourage you to look through the blog archives to keep the Pashto vocabulary, grammar, and culture fresh in your mind. If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing to the Pashto blog, please contact us…

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The Afghan Flag Posted by on Apr 25, 2013

Throughout history there have been many different flags in Afghanistan. It is probably the first country to have so many different flags since its establishment. One of the reasons that there have been so many different flags used by the government of Afghanistan throughout the history of Afghanistan is that almost every regime changed…

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Gender in Pashto Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

In Pashto the words have gender. They are either masculine or feminine depending on the letters of the word or the meaning of the words.  In order for a Pashto sentence to be correct it needs to follow the gender rule. The noun, the adjective, and the verb need to agree in gender and number. …

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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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Personal Pronouns in Pashto Posted by on Jul 27, 2012

Personal Pronouns in Pashto A Pronoun that refers to a person, a group of persons, or a thing is called personal pronoun. (e.g., he, she, it, I, we, you, they) In Pashto language, there are more personal pronouns than in English. The other difference is that the personal pronouns in Pashto can be dropped, which…

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Attan, the Afghan National Dance Posted by on May 18, 2012

Attan, the Afghan National Dance Attan which is referred to as the Afghan National Dance is the very famous Afghan group Dance in Afghanistan. Attan is a very old traditional dance. It is said to have been one of the religious traditions of  the pagans living in the area that  is called Afghanistan today. This dance…

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Types of the letter ی (yaa) in Pashto Posted by on May 9, 2012

Types of the letter ی   (yaa) in Pashto Out of 44 letters in Pashto alphabet five of them are the variations of the letter ی  (yaa). These letters are all called “yaa” and look almost alike but they are different letters and have different functions and sounds. Sometimes even the native Pashto speakers are confused by the…

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