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Learn Pashto through conversations

As an official language of Afghanistan and a widely spoken language in Pakistan, Pashto is a deeply historical language with roots at least 3,500 years deep. Join the rich traditions of the Pashtun people and the estimated 50 million people worldwide who speak Pashto and embrace the historical and fascinating language of this significant culture. In Afghanistan, Pashto is a crucial language for participating in government functions, schooling, and cultural exchange. By choosing to learn Pashto, you’re making an educated entrance into the increasingly relevant and always intriguing world of Central Asia.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Pashto language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Pashto culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Pashto culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Pashto language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Pashto

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Greetings, Gratitude and Goodbyes
  • Chapter 2 - Do you Speak English?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Greetings, Gratitude and Goodbyes

Conversational Goals

  • Express gratitude
  • Greet people
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye!

Grammar Goals

  • 1st and 2nd Person Subject Pronouns
  • Form the Possessive Pronouns ستا and ستاسو
  • Introduction to Formal and Informal Register
  • Introduction to Pashto Syntax
  • Present Tense Conjugations of the Verb "to Be"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Do you Speak English?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
  • Get Someone's Attention
  • Meeting someone

Grammar Goals

  • Conjugation of the Verb "to Be" in the 3rd Person
  • Conjunctions او & یا , خو
  • Formation of Yes/No Questions
  • Prepositions د & ته , ده , په

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