Learn Dari (Afghan Persian / Farsi) & Pashto Alphabet 2021-2022

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In this article, we will show you how to Learn Dari (Afghan Persian / Farsi) & Pashto Alphabet 2021-2022 but If you want to learn the Pashto alphabet, also known as Pashto & Farsi, check out our courses on pronunciation and sound of all letters to help you with your Pashto grammar. Try to focus on reading and memorize sounds. Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of our lessons learned in Pashto. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

Learn Dari (Afghan Persian - Farsi) & Pashto Alphabet 2021-2022

Review Pashto Alphabet

Learning the Pashto alphabet is important because it is used in everyday speech. Otherwise, even if you know how to write these points, you will not be able to pronounce the points correctly. The more you pronounce a letter in a word, the more you will learn to speak Pashto.

Below is a table showing the Pashto alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally what these examples look like if you write them in one word.

Pashto Alphabet English Sound Pronunciation Example

آ ,ا

ā / ʾ as in apple

ب

b as in boat

پ

p as in pool

ت

t as in time

ټ

ṭ (or ‘tt’) as in tower

ث

s as in smile

ج

ǰ as in pleasure

ځ

j (or ‘dz’) / z as in sad zebra

چ

č as in cheer

څ

c (or ‘ts’) as in cats

ح

h as in home

خ

x as in the scottish loch

د

d as in day

ډ

ḍ (or ‘dd’) as in midday

z ‘th’ as in this

r as in room

ړ

ṛ (or ‘rr’) as in sparrow

z as in zebra

ژ

ž as in leisure

ږ

ẓ̌ watch video below

س

s as in smile

ش

š as in shine

ښ

ṣ̌ as in sheet

ص

s as in sold

ض

z, d ‘th’ as in that

ط

t as in toy

ظ

z ‘th’ as in this

ع

ʻ watch video below

غ

γ watch video below

ف

f as in fine

ق

q as in queue

ك

k as in kid

ګ

g as in gold

ل

l as in life

م

m as in moon

ن

n as in now

ڼ

ṇ (or ‘nn’) as in manure

و

w, u, o as in wind, moon

ه

h, a, ə/ë as in have

ۀ

ə (or ‘ë’) as in meet

ي

y, i as in year

ې

e as in elephant

ى

ai, y as in hi

ۍ

əi (or ‘ëi’) as in hay

ئ

əi (or ‘ëi’) as in hay

Pashto Pronunciation:

You have seen how a letter is written and may be pronounced, but there is nothing better than listening to the sound of letters in a movie or a soundtrack. Below you can hear the pronunciation of the above letters, just press the play button:

If you want a Pashto pronunciation dictionary now click below:

Pashto Pronunciation languages