Languages – Common Phrases

COMMON PHRASES

Hospitality is very important to all Afghans, so it is only polite to attempt a few phrases in Dari or Pashto.

GREETINGS

ENGLISH DARI PASHTO
Peace be with you
(common greeting)

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salaam

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as-salaamu 'alaykum
Welcome

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Khoosh aamadeyn

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Kha raaghlaast
I’m pleased to meet you.

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aaz deedaane shumaa Khoosh shudum

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za Khoshala yem chela tasee sara gorum
How are you?

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chutoor hastee?

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tsenga yee?
I’m fine, thanks, and you?

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Khoob astum, tashakur, shumaa chutoor asten?

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za Kha yam, manana, tatsenga yee?
My name is ___

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naame maa ___ as

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zama num ____ deh
What is your name?

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naamet chees?

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staa num tsa deh?
Do you speak English?

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ingleesee yaad daaree?

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ta pe inglisee Khabaree kawaley shee?
I do not speak Dari/Pashto. 

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ma daree yaad nadaarum

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za pa paKhtu Khabaree nasham kawaley
Thank you for your help.

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aaz kumeketaan tashakur 

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staa la maraste tsaKha manana
Good night 

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Shab ba khayr 

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shpa dee pa Khayr
Good-bye 

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baamaane Khudaa   

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da Khoday pa amaan

 

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