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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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Pleasantries in Pashto (Common Phrases of Politeness) Posted by on Dec 13, 2012

In this lesson we will teach you some very useful phrases that we refer to as pleasantries. These are the words or phrases that we use in order to show respect, appreciation, humility etc. By using these words one will come across as a polite person.  Even if you don’t speak the language you will…

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Housing in Afghanistan and How Afghans Live Posted by on Dec 5, 2012

When it comes to housing there are two totally different types of housing in Afghanistan, the traditional mud houses, and concrete houses and mansions.  In the cities you will see very modern architecture, beautiful mansions, but at the same time you might see a very traditional mud house next to it. A majority of the…

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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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