Telling your age in Pashto

Moderator: vijayjohn

paul_a_j
Posts: 71
Joined: 2010-06-14, 10:28
Real Name: Paul Johnston
Gender: male
Location: Manchester
Country: GB United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Telling your age in Pashto

Postby paul_a_j » 2011-11-15, 12:17

Hi
When telling someone how old you are in Pashto do you use the equivalent of the verb "to be" as in 'I am forty eight years old' or the verb to have as in 'I have forty eight year'
Cheers Paul

User avatar
Meera
Posts: 8740
Joined: 2008-05-27, 22:01
Real Name: Meera
Gender: female
Location: Philadelphia
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Telling your age in Pashto

Postby Meera » 2011-11-16, 5:23

Yes. We use the verb "to be." How old are you is:

tsu kalan yaast?
(how old are you?)

ze 21(yaw wisht) kalen yam.
(I am 21)
yaast is the formal "you are" and yam is "I am."
अहिंसा/เจ
True Love: (hi)
TAC 2017: (hi) (ja) (ko)

paul_a_j
Posts: 71
Joined: 2010-06-14, 10:28
Real Name: Paul Johnston
Gender: male
Location: Manchester
Country: GB United Kingdom (United Kingdom)

Re: Telling your age in Pashto

Postby paul_a_j » 2011-11-21, 8:21

Many thanks!
Paul

User avatar
Meera
Posts: 8740
Joined: 2008-05-27, 22:01
Real Name: Meera
Gender: female
Location: Philadelphia
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: Telling your age in Pashto

Postby Meera » 2011-11-22, 4:41

np :)
अहिंसा/เจ
True Love: (hi)
TAC 2017: (hi) (ja) (ko)

laila
Posts: 5
Joined: 2012-06-18, 12:12
Real Name: laila khan
Gender: female
Location: karachi
Country: PK Pakistan (پاکستان)

Re: Telling your age in Pashto

Postby laila » 2012-06-18, 16:29

what is the meaning of raghla?


Return to “South Asian Languages”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest