Beginner's Dari

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Hippocrene Books, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 177 pages
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Book & CD. This popular introduction to Dari, one of the official languages of Afghanistan, is now accompanied by an audio CD! The book follows a step-by-step format. The first part teaches how to read, write, and pronounce the 32 letters of the Dari alphabet, detailed explanations of grammar and syntax follow. Each of the 33 lessons include exercises and vocabulary words to reinforce the covered material. Expressions and phrases are also included, enabling users to communicate on a basic level with other Dari speakers.
  

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Beginner's Dari

Contents

Introduction
1
Dari Alphabet
7
Letters л a al through и sheen
16
Letters ayn through J qaf
22
Letters 5 vav through ya
31
Writing Dari
37
ra to Denote a Definite Direct Object
43
Ez afa or the addition e and Articles
51
Suffixes о k and cha
69
Possessive Personal Pronoun Endings
77
Adjectives
83
Numbers
113
Seasons
122
Climate
128
Greetings Common Phrases and Expressions
135
Copyright

Questions that start with 1T aya
60

About the author (2006)

Shaista Wahab is a native of Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. She holds degrees in history and information sciences from Kabul University, the University of New Delhi in India, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is presently the cataloger and curator of the University of Nebraska's Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection.

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