Pashto 101

Pashto Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Pashto language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Pashto
(Romanized)
I

thou

we

munʐ
this

da
who

tsok
what

tsə
not

all

tol
many

der
one

yaw
two

dwa
big

luy
long

uzhd
woman

ʂədza
man
(adult male)

saɽay
man
(human being)

ʃaxs
bird

mərgə
dog

spay
tree

wəna
leaf

pana
skin

post
meat

ɣwəʂa
blood

vina
bone

haɖukaj
fat (n.)

gwari
fire

or
egg

hagəi
tail

lakəj
fish

kab
mahi
hair

weʂtə
head

sar
fingernail

nuk
nose

pazə
mouth

xwlə
tooth

ɣɑʂ
tongue

ʒəba
hand

lɑs
heart

zɻə
eat

xwaɽal
know

peʒandal
die

məɽ kedal
kill

məɽ kawal
moon

spoʐməy
star

storay
water

obə
rain

bɑrɑn
stone

ɖabara
sand

reg
earth

zməka
cloud

ora, oryadz
ashes

irə
red

sur
yellow

zeɽ
white

spin, saped
night

ʃpa
new

naway
good

ʂə
name

num

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