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Dari phrasebook

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Dari is the name of the variant of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.

See also Persian phrasebook.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs

OPEN 
baaz باز
CLOSED 
basteh بسته
ENTRANCE 
dakhl داخل
EXIT 
kharij خارج
PUSH 
feshar فشار
PULL 
kash کش
TOILET 
Tashnab تشناب
MEN 
mardan مردان
WOMEN 
zanan زنان
FORBIDDEN 
mamno ممنوع


Hello. 
Salaam. (.سلام)
How are you? 
Chi tor hasti? Chi hal dari? (چي حال داري؟)
Fine, thank you. 
Khob, tashakor. (خوب تشكر)
What is your name? 
Nametan chist ? (نامتان چيست؟)
My name is _____. 
Naame ma _____ ast. (.نام من _____ است)
Nice to meet you. 
Khoshaal Shodom az mulaqat e shuma. (.خشحال شدم از ملاقات شما)
Please. 
Lotfaan. (.لطفا)
Thank you. 
Tashakor . (.تشكر)
You're welcome. 
Qabele tashakor nest. (.قابل تشکرنيست)
Yes. 
Baleh. (بله)
No. 
Ne. (.نه)
Excuse me. (getting attention
Bebakhshin . (.بيبخشين)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Mebakhshen? . (ميبخشين )
I'm sorry. 
Mazrat Mekhwaham . (محذرت ميخواهم)
Goodbye 
Khuda Hafez . (خدا حافظ)
Good Night (informal
Shab ba khayr . ( )
I can't speak dari well. 
Ma dorost dari yad nadaraom .. (من درست درى ياد ندارم)
Do you speak English? 
Aaya Shuma Englisi Yaad Daren? (آيا شما انگريسي ياد دارن؟)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Aaya da inja kase hast ke englisi yaad dashta basha ? (آيا انجا کس است کە انگليسي ياد داشتە باشه؟)
Help! 
Komak! (!کمک)
Look out! 
Sayhel ko! (!سيل کن)
Good morning. 
Sob bakhir. (صبح بخير)
Good evening. 
Chasht bakhir. ( )
Good night. 
Shab bakhir. (شپ بخير)
Good night (to sleep
Shaw bakhir. ( )
I don't understand. 
Mann namedanam. (من نميدانم)
Where is the toilet? 
Tashnab kojast? (تشناب کجااست؟)

Problems[edit]

mushkele taan chi ast? ´´ ? مشکل تان چي است ´´

Numbers[edit]

one 
yak
two 
doo
three 
say
four 
chah-HAHR
five 
panj
six 
shahsh
seven 
haft
eight 
hasht
nine 
nou
ten 
daa
twenty 
beast
thirty 
si
forty 
chehel
fifty 
pinjaa
sixty 
shast
seventy 
haftaad
eighty 
hashtaad
ninety 
nawad
hundred 
sad
thousand 
hazaar
million 
million

Time[edit]

What is the time?

     Chand bajast? ()

Clock time[edit]

1:00 AM yak Sob

1:00 PM yak Zohr

1:30 AM yak o nim e sob

1:30 PM yak o nim e zohr

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

Saturday
Shambey
Sunday
Yak Shambey
Monday
Doo Shambey
Tuesday
Se Shambey
Wednesday
Char Shambey
Thursday
Panj Shambey
Friday
Jummaa

Months[edit]

March-April
۱
Aries
hamal (حمل)
April-May
۲
Taurus
sawr (ثور)
May-June
۳
Gemini
jawzā (جوزا)
June-July
۴
Cancer
saratān (سرطان)
July-August
۵
Leo
asad (اسد)
August-September
۶
Virgo
sombole (سنبله)
September-October
۷
Libra
mizān (میزان)
October-November
۸
Scorpio
aqrab (عقرب)
November-December
۹
Sagittarius
qaws (قوس)
December-January
۱۰
Capricorn
jady (جدی)
January-February
۱۱
Aquarius
dalv (دلو)
February-March
۱۲
Pisces
hut (حوت)

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

White 
سفید safed
Red 
سرخ surkh
Black 
سیاہ siyaa
Yellow 
زرد zard
Blue 
نیلا aabii
Green 
سبز sabz
Orange 
نارنجی narinji
Purple 
baan-jani
Gold 
tel-ha
Pink 
Gul aabii
Grey 
Foladi

Transportation[edit]

Airport.- Mydonn -e- hawayee

I want to buy a ticket to - Man meekhoham tecket taa...(insert place)...bekhrm


Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Turn right
Deste rast dowr bokho
Turn left
Deste chap dowr bokho.
Straight
Mustaqim.
I go
Merawaam.
You go
Tu boroo

Taxi[edit]

Taxi.- Taxi

Lodging[edit]

Money[edit]

Baksheesh, Paisa, Pool,

Eating[edit]

Do you want to eat?
Nan/gheza mekhori?
What do you want to eat?
Chi mekhori?
What do you want to drink?
Chi menooshi?
food
gheza
bread
nan
rice
birinj
water
aab

Bars[edit]

haram

Shopping[edit]

Just looking, thank you.
man fa-fat-e sard mekonom, tashakur.
Credit Card
Karde bank
I want to buy a ___
man mekhoham ke ______ ra bekharam

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

Learning more[edit]

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Fruits[edit]

Orange
Malta
Apple
Sab
Apricot
Sard-aloo
Tomato
Tamatar
Watermelon
Tar-booz
Melon
Khar-booz-a

Miscellaneous[edit]

Pickle
A-char
Sultana
Kish-mish
Almond
Ba-dam
Seed
Khas-taq

Animals/insects/bird[edit]

Chicken
Khor-oo
Bee
Zam-bor
Elephant
Ha-the
Bear
Khirs
Cow
Gouw
Goat
Booz
Cat
Pe-she
Dog
Sag
Fish
Ma-ye
Turtle
Kasa-posh-tak
Boar/Pig
Khoog
Lion
Share
Snake
Saab
Spider
Joe-la-gag
Parrot
Meet-two
Mosquito
Ma-char
Fly
Pasha
Fox/wolf
gorg
Monkey
Ban-daar
Bird
Morgh
Ant
Mor-cha
Frog
Man-daq
Earthworm
Sho-log
Horse
Asp
Duck
Mor-gha-wee