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; Help! : Mrasta! (''MRAS-ta!'')
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; Help! : ! مرس (''MRAS-ta!'')
 
; Go away! : Daanga! (''DAANG-a!'')
 
; Go away! : Daanga! (''DAANG-a!'')
 
; Thief! : Ghal! (''GHAL!'')
 
; Thief! : Ghal! (''GHAL!'')

Revision as of 23:17, 13 December 2010

Pashto (sometimes also spelt Pushtu) is one of the main languages of Afghanistan and Northwest Pakistan.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Basics

Hello. 
السلام عليكم (as-salaamu 'alaykum)
Hello. (informal
( )
How are you? 
( )
Fine, thank you. 
( )
What is your name? 
ستا پوره نوم څه دی؟ (staa num tsa deh??)
My name is ______ . 
زما نوم ___ دی (zama num ____ deh)
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
مهرباني (mehrabaanee)
Thank you. 
ډٻره مننه (deyra manana)
You're welcome. 
. ( )
Yes. 
Ho. ( )
No. 
Na. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
معذرت غواړم (baKhana ghwaarom)
I'm sorry. 
بخښنه غواړم (mazeRat ghwaarom)
Goodbye 
د خدای په امان (da Khoday pa amaan)
Goodbye (informal
. ( )
I can't speak Pashto [well]. 
(za pa paKhtu Khabaree

nasham kawaley)

Do you speak English? 
(ta pe inglisee Khabaree

kawaley shee?)

Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Dalta cok Inglisi waayi? ( ?)
Help! 
( !)
Look out! 
( !)
Good morning. 
السلام عليكم (as-salaamu 'alaykum)
Good afternoon. 
. ( )
Good evening. 
. ( )
Good night. 
شپه دې په خير (shpa dee pa Khayr)
Good night (to sleep
. ( )
I don't understand. 
زه نه پوهٻرم (za na poheegum)
Where is the toilet? 
Chërchubëi chere da? ( ?)

Problems

Help! 
 ! مرس (MRAS-ta!)
Go away! 
Daanga! (DAANG-a!)
Thief! 
Ghal! (GHAL!)
I'm lost. 
Zë wrëk yëm. (')
Could you help me please? 
Të me lëg mrasta kawëlai she? (')

Numbers

صفر (SI-fuhr)
يو (yaw)
دوه (dwah)
دری (dreh)
(tsaloor)
(peenza)
شپږ (shpag)
اووه (woh)
اته (ah-TUH)
نه (NUH-a)
10 
لس (las)
20 
شل (shal)
50 
(panzohs)
100 
سل (sel)
1000 
زر (zer)
10000 
لس زره (las zera)
100000 
سل زره (sel zera)
one million 
مليون (milyon)

Time

now 
اوس (wos)
later 
وروسته (wrusta)
before 
(')
morning 
سهار (sa-HAR)
afternoon 
maaspekhin ( )
evening 
maakhaam ( )
night 
شپه (shpah)

Clock time

one o'clock AM 
(')
two o'clock AM 
(')
noon 
غرمه (gharma)
one o'clock PM 
(')
two o'clock PM 
(')
midnight 
نيمه شپه (nima shpa)

Duration

_____ minute(s) 
_____ minëtt(a)
_____ hour(s) 
_____ gentta/e
_____ day(s) 
_____ wraz(e)
_____ week(s) 
_____ unëi/o
_____ month(s) 
_____ myaasht(e)
_____ year(s) 
_____ kaal(a)

Days

today 
نن (non)
yesterday 
پرون (parun)
tomorrow 
سبا (sabaa)
day after tomorrow 
sabaa na bëla wraz (')
this week 
daa unëi (')
last week 
tera unëi (')
next week 
bëla unëi (')
Sunday 
يكشنبه (yakshamba)
Monday 
دوشنبه (do shamba)
Tuesday 
سه شنبه (se shamba)
Wednesday 
چارشنبه (chaar shamba)
Thursday 
پنج شنبه (punj shamba)
Friday 
جمعه (ju-MA)
Saturday 
شنبه (shamba)

Months

Writing time and date

Colors

black 
tor
white 
spin
gray 
khërr
red 
sur
blue 
nila / shin / as-mani
yellow 
zyarr / tsir
green 
sheen / zarghun
orange 
naarënji
purple 
jaami / ban-jani
brown 
naswaari

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Which direction? 
کومې خواته؟ (komee Khwaata?)

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

Learning more

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Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

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