Dari

Walk the sandy roads of Afghanistan and trek the same paths left by humans at least 50,000 years ago. The country’s rich and ancient architecture, artifacts, and culture will guide you through a fascinating journey that begins with the Middle Stone Age all the way to modern times. Today, Afghanistan is a crossroads of civilization and home to 31 million people. As an increasingly relevant region, learning the language opens up lines of communication crucial to global affairs, politics, and cultural competence.

Learn Through Conversations

Chapter 1: Greetings, Gratitude, and Goodbyes

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Dari Sentence Structure
  • Formal and Informal Register
  • Forms of the Dari Indefinite Article
  • Introduction to Negation
  • Present Tense Conjugations of the Verb

Chapter 2: Do you speak English?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask Dari Speakers How to Say English Words in Dari
  • Ask Someone to Speak More Slowly
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Affirmative & Negative Present Tense Verb Forms
  • Conjunctions یا ,وَ ,اَما
  • Formation of Compound Verbs
  • Introduction to Persian Comparatives