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The “to be” Verbs in Pashto Posted by on Sep 15, 2011

The “to be “verbs are verbs that show state of being, (i.e.  Am, are, and is). The infinitive of the “to be” verb in Pashto is اوسېدل Osedal. In Pashto, all of the “ to be” verbs in present tense do not share a common stem,  for example  ده  da  (she is) and یم  yam…

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Your First Words in Pashto Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

 In order to familiarize you with the Pashto sounds and give you some absolutely essential vocabulary for your Pashto, we have prepared a list of words that contains the words that you are most likely to use when you first arrive in Afghanistan or start to communicate in Pashto. Sometimes knowing even one word in…

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Pashto Greetings Posted by on Apr 3, 2011

Greeting people is the first step to knowing them and eventually making friends with them. This is true in Afghanistan too, but it is even more important than it is in many western cultures. Greetings are so important in Afghanistan that some people say Salaam Alaikum (hello) even when returning to a room after only…

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Pashto Alphabet: The Third Family Posted by on Jun 15, 2010

Before we get going onto the next part of the Pashto alphabet, let’s review the first two major families. First, “alef”: ا   alef Remember that “alef” is a non-connecting letter, with only two forms – isolated and final. It is very recognizable because it shows up in Arabic, too. … First Family – As you…

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Introduction to Pashto Posted by on May 20, 2010

Hello, everybody! I’d like to introduce you to our brand new Pashto blog. It aims to help you learn and appreciate a language that for many is unfamiliar and intimidating. I promise you that Pashto is possible to learn. It may even be easy. But how do you know? You may have never even tried. We’ll help…

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