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Re: Pashto

Posted: 2009-11-27, 20:39
by Riptide
Exercise 1 Answers:
1. No problem: Parwa ne lari.
2. Stove: Bokcharey
3. Excuse me: wabakhsha shaghaley

1. Kortey: Coat
2. Manana: Thanks (in Spanish, mañana means morning or tomorrow)
3. Yakchal: Refrigerator?
4. Darwaza: Door

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2009-11-28, 16:49
by tmk
I see it gets a bit swotty here ;). Well, I did my 'homework' as well and must honestly admit I didn't know how to say "Exuse me, sir". Of course I know it now.

I may have weird sense of humor, but it has really made my day, so I just can’t restrain myself from telling you...
As a newly interested in pashto, I start to watch pashto music clips at youtube. I especially liked ‘Yarana’ by Rahim Shah. It has old-school bouncy rhythm that slightly reminds me of music genre called funk. I also knew that there had been a slang word ‘funky’ meaning ‘unusual, but cool’ or – as dictionary.cambridge.org puts it –
a. a style of music, usually for dancing to, with a strong rhythm based on jazz and a tune that repeats itself
b. slang fashionable in an unusual and noticeable way
So a bit mindlessly – becuase it’s neither very unusual nor musically very funky - I commented it writing:
“Funky pashtoon xD
I wanna bounce too...”
Needless to say, one fellow obviously must have misread my comment and here is what he wrote below:
(don’t look if you aren’t fond of offensive language):
did they fuck ur family????
y u wanna fuck pashtun????

:what?!: :biglol: One should know that words starting with ‘f’ are dangerous by definition.

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2009-11-28, 20:25
by Meera
tmk wrote:I see it gets a bit swotty here ;). Well, I did my 'homework' as well and must honestly admit I didn't know how to say "Exuse me, sir". Of course I know it now.

I may have weird sense of humor, but it has really made my day, so I just can’t restrain myself from telling you...
As a newly interested in pashto, I start to watch pashto music clips at youtube. I especially liked ‘Yarana’ by Rahim Shah. It has old-school bouncy rhythm that slightly reminds me of music genre called funk. I also knew that there had been a slang word ‘funky’ meaning ‘unusual, but cool’ or – as dictionary.cambridge.org puts it –
a. a style of music, usually for dancing to, with a strong rhythm based on jazz and a tune that repeats itself
b. slang fashionable in an unusual and noticeable way
So a bit mindlessly – becuase it’s neither very unusual nor musically very funky - I commented it writing:
“Funky pashtoon xD
I wanna bounce too...”
Needless to say, one fellow obviously must have misread my comment and here is what he wrote below:
(don’t look if you aren’t fond of offensive language):
did they fuck ur family????
y u wanna fuck pashtun????

:what?!: :biglol: One should know that words starting with ‘f’ are dangerous by definition.


:biglol: thats really funny and alot of pashtuns english can be bad lol

and good job riptide :)

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2009-12-28, 5:48
by Riptide
So are the Pashto lessons over? :D

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2009-12-28, 5:51
by Meera
Riptide wrote:So are the Pashto lessons over? :D


lol no i didnt kno anyone was interested lol

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-09, 4:35
by Meera
Really pretty Pashto song by Naghma :D She is best Pashto singer ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqJ7sj8upFI

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-09, 4:37
by Meera
This song also very beautiful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTTzDp9CG-E

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-09, 22:29
by kalemiye
Meera wrote:This song also very beautiful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTTzDp9CG-E


Wow, I love her clothes, is it the traditional Afghan dress?

The song sounds good, what is it about?

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-09, 23:50
by Meera
kalemiye wrote:
Meera wrote:This song also very beautiful:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTTzDp9CG-E


Wow, I love her clothes, is it the traditional Afghan dress?

The song sounds good, what is it about?


Yep, its dress up clothes for women :)

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-10, 0:20
by Meera

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-10, 23:45
by Meera
very very very nice pashto song call shin Khalai Ba Khudai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckRluF3Ag6g

enjoy

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-22, 13:45
by księżycowy
I've been meaning to ask [sorry if it's already been asked/answer, I'm notorious for skimming through posts :whistle: ], what dialect(s) of Pashto do you speak Meera?

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-24, 1:09
by Meera
księżycowy wrote:I've been meaning to ask [sorry if it's already been asked/answer, I'm notorious for skimming through posts :whistle: ], what dialect(s) of Pashto do you speak Meera?


Kandahari

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-25, 12:29
by księżycowy
Meera wrote:Kandahari

Cool, I've always been interested in Kandahari Pashto. In fact this very week I plan on buying a Kandahari Pashto textbook from CeLCAR. (The other one I have is in Kabuli Pashto)

It's a shame that there is a lack of Kandahari Pashto textbooks (and Pashto textbooks in general)!

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-27, 5:44
by Meera
księżycowy wrote:
Meera wrote:Kandahari

Cool, I've always been interested in Kandahari Pashto. In fact this very week I plan on buying a Kandahari Pashto textbook from CeLCAR. (The other one I have is in Kabuli Pashto)

It's a shame that there is a lack of Kandahari Pashto textbooks (and Pashto textbooks in general)!



Most Media is in Kandahari :P

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-02-27, 14:19
by księżycowy
Meera wrote:Most Media is in Kandahari :P

I'd believe that, for as I understand it, Kandahari Pashto is the 'standard' (and most widely know) dialect in Afghanistan, though based upon what I've read it seems like Kabuli Pashto is making some head way in Afghanistan.

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-03-02, 3:40
by Meera
księżycowy wrote:
Meera wrote:Most Media is in Kandahari :P

I'd believe that, for as I understand it, Kandahari Pashto is the 'standard' (and most widely know) dialect in Afghanistan, though based upon what I've read it seems like Kabuli Pashto is making some head way in Afghanistan.


Its true everyone understands Kandahari

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-03-02, 11:23
by księżycowy
Well I just was informed yesterday my Pashto textbook has shipped, so as soon as I get it I'll dive right into it!

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-03-03, 6:46
by Meera
księżycowy wrote:Well I just was informed yesterday my Pashto textbook has shipped, so as soon as I get it I'll dive right into it!


yay :D

Re: Pashto

Posted: 2010-03-05, 21:44
by księżycowy
Well I got my textbook, and I must say it's top notch (like all textbooks from CeLCAR, not that this is a sales pitch or anything :twisted: )

It seems like they use Kandahari as the base dialect, but they also introduce some Kabuli Pashto as well. Unfortunately I have more resources for Kabuli anyway, but at least now I have some for Kandahari!

Though it occurs to me, it's finally time to learn the Arabic (based) script, this should prove interesting. (Don't know why I put if off for so long.) :?