Question Words in Pashto Posted by Sayed Naqibullah on Sep 21, 2011 in language, Uncategorized
Question words are some of the most commonly used words in a language. And this is true with the Pashto language too. The use of the question words in Pashto is very simple and by only knowing the question words and the “to be” verbs you can make simple sentences. Here we will teach you all the question words and their usage.
In Pashto the question word comes at the beginning of a sentence if the subject is not used. If the subject is used in the sentence, then the question words come after the subject of the sentence. Since the subject of the sentence in Pashto is usually omitted, the question word is usually the first word in the sentence.
The following is the list of question words in Pashto:
English Pashto Transliteration
What څه Tsa
Who څوک Tsook
Where چېرته chaerta
When څه وخت tsa wakht
Why ولې walae
How much په څو pa tsoo
How څنګه tsanga
The following is a short list of vocabulary that we will be using to make example sentences.
This دا daa
You تاسې taasae
Is دی day
You are یاست yaast
Kind مهربان mehrabaan
He/she هغه hagha
- Daa tsa day? دا څه دی؟ what is this?
- Ahmad chaerae day? احمد چیرې دی؟ Where is Ahmad?
- Daa pa tsoo day? دا په څو دی؟How much is this?
Please watch the following video for the correct pronunciation of the words and more example sentences.