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Book details
  • SubGenre:Dictionaries
  • Language:English
  • Pages:234
  • eBook ISBN:9781929482139

Dari / Pashto Phrasebook for Military Personnel

by Robert F Powers

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A Dari / Pashto phrasebook for military personnel serving in Afghanistan. Contains 3512 English phrases, 2083 terms and 3031 individual word listings with their equivalents in Dari (red font) and Pashto (blue font). Intended for operations, training, basic conversation and everyday use. Includes 8 appendices and a map of Afghanistan.


An essential companion for anyone in the military serving in Afghanistan, this phrasebook provides the Dari (in red font) and Pashto (in blue font) equivalents of 3512 English phrases, 2083 terms and 3031 individual words applicable to military operations, training, logistics, equipment, basic social conversation and everyday necessities. The material in the phrasebook is organized in dictionary fashion, rather than categories, with phrases and terms listed under the main words (alphabetized) that they contain. Eight appendices are included, which cover Dari pronunciation, Pashto pronunciation, Dari grammar, Pashto grammar, numbers, clock time, calendar time, and metric measurements. A ninth appendix is a map of Afghanistan.

About the author

Robert, a retired US Army linguist, has a BA in Slavic Languages & Literatures from the University of Washington and is currently publishing foreign-language phrasebooks in Spokane, Washington.