Pashto Phrasebook: A Guide for Newcomers

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A pocket Language Guide for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the north western province of Pakistan.

Compiled for Interlit Foundation by Lori Fulghum.

This book is for visitors, short term workers and those beginning language study in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan. It provides useful phrases in Pakistani Pashto for common everyday situations - meeting people, buying clothes, eating out, etc. There are also cultural tips for navigating life in KP and a short English to Pashto dictionary. Pashto words and phrases are given in a modified version of the International Phonetic Alphabet as well as Pashto script.

Pashtuns take great pride in their language and culture, and are delighted and astonished when outsiders try to learn Pashto, because it is considered a difficult language to master. When a visitor to KP is able to give a greeting in Pashto and ask appropriate questions about the well-being of a Pashtun’s household, the doors to friendship are opened wide. This Pashto Phrasebook will help you move with confidence among the peoples of KP, and will whet your appetite to learn more about the language, culture and aspirations of the Pashtun people.

Chapters include: Grammar, Meeting People, Family, Getting Around, Around Town, Shopping, Food, Traveling Around, Religion, Health, Times & Dates, Numbers, Resource List, Dictionary, and Pronunciation Guide.

Copyright and Published 2008, Interlit Foundation

English/International Phonetic Alphabet with Pashto Script

Paperback, 140 pages

Size: 5.75" x 4"

ISBN 969-8343-42-2

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