Dari Language 
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Dari: An Elementary Textbook - Pap/Cdr Bl Edition - paperback - November 1, 2014 - 640 pages. Price: $69.95

Dari is the most used language in Afghanistan; all official documents are written in it. This textbook, designed to cover one year of instruction, offers beginning learners a communicative approach to the Dari language that develops the four language skills―speaking, listening, reading, and writing―through culturally relevant activities. The book is accompanied by a CD-ROM with extensive authentic materials, including audio and videos recorded in Afghanistan, to help learners perform tasks and functions in both colloquial and standard forms. Grammar and vocabulary in each thematic lesson are chosen carefully to help learners perform these tasks and functions at an elementary level and beyond.

Dari: An Elementary Textbook prepares learners to perform at level 1+ or 2 on the ILR scale and at the novice high/intermediate low level on the ACTFL scale. Special notes are included for people with experience in Persian to help them learn Dari more efficiently. It is the fifth elementary level textbook published in partnership with the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), following Pashto, Tajiki, Uzbek, and Uyghur.
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Dari As A Second Langauge: Your First Dari Words, Conversation, Reading and Writing, Grammar, and Vocabulary - Paperback – June 15, 2012 - 224 pages. Price: $15.00

Recommended for: Students of Dari/Farsi language, and Afghan Children living abroad who want to be able to read and write in Dari/Farsi. Dari, which is also referred to as Farsi by speakers of this language, is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. It is a dialect of Persian widely spoken in Afghanistan. The majority of the people in Afghanistan can speak Dari/Farsi. The difference in the Farsi spoken in Afghanistan and Iran is somewhat like the differences in British and American English, so if one speaks Dari he/she will be able to understand and speak the Farsi in Iran and Tajiki, which is the official language of Tajikistan and a dialect of modern Persian, spoken in Tajikistan. This book is designed to teach Dari/Farsi from the beginner’s level to the advanced level. It starts with very basic vocabulary and structures and ends with the advanced level. The first part of the book includes transliteration and does not require you to be able to read the Dari script; this part of the book will also teach you how to read and write in Dari/Farsi script, and the rest of the book will require you to know how to read and write in Dari/Farsi.a good source of essential vocabulary, grammar, and Conversation. The conversation is also transliterated which doesn't require you to read in Dari. The Conversation is searchable by topic therefore a good help for beginners to start speaking faster.
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Dari-English/English-Dari Practical Dictionary: Second Edition (Dargwa Edition) (Dargwa) - Paperback – September 14, 2012 - 731 pages.
Price: $19.70

In this revised second edition, the author has considerably expanded the work, and also carefully amended and cross-referenced each entry. This volume also includes additional appendices, such as a basic list of Afghan tribes and khels, plus a verb-conjugation table.

Dari is the most widely spoken of Afghanistan's official languages. The only two-way Dari-English dictionary available using the Dari writing system, this volume provides an indispensable resource for travelers, businesspeople, and government and aid workers. This dictionary uses Dari script with phonetic transcriptions to aid the English speaker. areas of focus include cultural, military, medical, and political terminology. It contains over 38,000 total entries, a pronunciation key, and appendices of geographical, musical, and biological terms.
Intermediate Dari: An Advanced Introduction (Persian Edition)  - paperback - March 11, 2009 - 276 pages. Price: $18.99

This reader and workbook contains a review of Dari (Afghan Farsi) grammar and various selections with context-specific glossaries. Readings and dialogues are authentic and natural, and notations and cultural footnotes have also been added. Readings and vocabulary reflect different subjects including social interaction, politics, literary pieces, and jokes. All exercises have been keyed at the end of the book. An audio CD with recordings of all selections is available separately.
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Zarbul Masalha: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs - Kindle Edition - July 5, 2012.
Price: $6.99

Afghans universally prize wit and cleverness in speech. They use Proverbs (Zarbul Masalha) in their daily conversations much more often than Westerners do, and with far greater effect. An appropriate Proverb inserted at the right time can carry the weight of an entire explanation or discussion.

A Proverb used well, especially by a foreigner, usually leads Afghans to either laugh in genuine surprise and delight, or to nod thoughtfully while considering its full meaning and nuance. As the Proverb says, "Az gap, gap mey-khezad" (From talk comes talk), which in one Afghan context means that "Good conversations lead to more good conversations."

Zarbul Masalha is a one-of-a-kind book featuring 151 commonly used Dari Proverbs collected and translated in Afghanistan by U.S. Navy Captain Edward Zellem. The book is written in English and Dari, and is handsomely illustrated with original art by Afghan high school students in Kabul.

Designed to fit comfortably in a cargo pocket, backpack, utility pouch, briefcase or bookshelf, Zarbul Masalha is highly useful for English-speaking students of Dari... Dari speakers wishing to learn English... military, diplomats, and international aid workers... Afghan emigres and their families... people doing business in Afghanistan... travelers and expatriates... reference libraries... academics, linguists, and writers... and virtually anyone interested in a fresh, intimate, personal understanding of Afghans and another culture and language.
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Zarbul Masalha: 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs Bilingual Edition - paperback - May 1, 2012 - 178 pages. Price: $15.95

See description for Kindle edition above.
Dari Persian, Conversational: Learn to Speak and Understand Dari Persian with Pimsleur Language Programs - 16 Lessons Edition - September 15, 2009.
Price: $36.34

Dari, also called "Dari Persian" or "Eastern Persian," is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and is the native tongue of about 50% of the population. Dari is one of 3 major Persian dialects. There are many dialects of Dari. Pimsleur's Dari teaches the official form, "Kabuli Dari."

Dari Persian, Conversational

Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Dari language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.
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Onboard Dari - Learn a language before you land - Kindle Edition - January 22, 2014. Price: $0.99

Onboard is a companion that will have you familiarized with your language of choice before you land. Learn the Alphabet and pronunciation as well as useful phrases in 8 categories, such as greetings, travel and directions, making friends to business and emergencies. Download, read and enjoy your vacation like never before.
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Dari Grammar and Phrase Book - Kindle Edition - July 26, 2010. Price: $8.69

"Dari Grammar & Phrasebook is the result of many years research and teaching. It has two parts. Part one (grammar) is a systematic presentation of Dari sound system(phonology, word formation (morphology) and sentence structure (syntax). Each chapter begins with an introduction. This is followed by analysis of the new concepts providing plenty of examples and illustrations. Next comes the chapter summary. Each chapter in part one ends with exercises. 

Part two (phrasebook) is about how to communicate with Afghans on a variety of situations(topics). This part first discusses language functions such as asking, ordering, requesting, apologizing, persuading, and so on. The second part is about topics or situations involving shopping, health, transportation, security, government and so on. The relevant vocabulary under each topic are listed into nouns, verbs and adjectives. The topics also include cross-cultural notes and proverbs.
​Dari Grammar and Phrase Book - paperback - June 4, 2010 - 164 pages.
Price: $19.99

See description for Kindle edition above.
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DARI a language map® 1st Edition - April 1, 2011 - 10 pages. Price: $8.95

When communicating accurately is critical to your success, count on DARI a language map® to give you the essential words and phrases you’ll need. The snap-open and fold design allows you to find the right words instantly. Ultra-thin, light-weight and laminated, it’s no burden to carry and it resists damage, even under the toughest conditions.

Whether you’re working for an NGO or based in Afghanistan, being able to say “please” (loht-faan) and “thank you”(tahsh-ah-koor) will help you establish rapport. DARI a language map® is your reliable source for the must-have words you’ll need to communicate effectively.

Hundreds of words and phrases you’ll need most
Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Cultural Options, Meeting People, Money, Transportation and much more
Unique snap-open and fold design
Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics
Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces)
Laminated for durability
Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag
Full color, original artwork
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Accent on Afghanistan: Dari: The Language and Culture of Afghanistan  - [With Language Flash Cards Book and Cultural Notes Booklet] Com/Bklt/P Edition - June 2007. Price: $20.00 +$3.99 S&H USED

"An Essential Tool For Soldiers and Civilians Working in Afghanistan. Survive and thrive with Accent on Afghanistan Dari! Learn useful phrases and vocabulary, Afghan culture—history, geography, people, food, religion, and customs—plus ""Do's and Don'ts"" for interactions with Afghans! Includes: * Illustrated Flash Cards. The words you need, with both the Dari script and pronunciations, plus simple pictures of everyday occurrences—just point it out! The cards come in an easy-snap 3-ring binder. * Audio CD of the vocabulary, recorded with a native speaker of Afghan Dari. * Cultural Notes Booklet: Get an overview of Afghanistan, especially of important customs and crucial etiquette. * Quick Reference Guide: The laminated foldout card covers more than 350 essential words and phrases in Afghanistan Dari and English. Accent on Afghanistan: Dari comes from Accent on Languages, a company providing translation and interpretation services to the federal government since 1997. With over twenty years' experience with foreign language audio programs, Accent on Languages tailored this product to the special needs of military personnel in Afghanistan. Although designed for soldiers, anyone going to Afghanistan can use this program!"
English to Dari Dictionary: English to Dari Dictionary with English Phonetics Paperback – April 1, 2013 - 328 pages. Price: $38.00

Amir Khan is an experienced language professional with more than 9 years of language experience. Amir is certified by the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He has worked on DLI funded projects in/for many prestigious institutions such as the University of South Florida and University of Maryland.
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U.S. Army Special Forces Language Visual Training Materials - DARI, PASHTO & SORANI KURDISH Print Replica - Kindle Edition - February 5, 2015. Price: $9.99

Developed by I Corps Foreign Language Training Center Fort Lewis, WA 
For the Special Operations Forces Language Office United States Special Operations Command 

LANGUAGE TRAINING 

The ability to speak a foreign language is a core unconventional warfare skill and is being incorporated throughout all phases of the qualification course. The students will receive their language assignment after the selection phase where they will receive a language starter kit that allows them to begin language training while waiting to return to Fort Bragg for Phase II. The 3rd Bn, 1st SWTG (A) is responsible for all language training at the USAJFKSWCS. The Special Operations Language Training (SOLT) is primarily a performance-oriented language course. Students are trained in one of ten core languages with enduring regional application and must show proficiency in speaking, listening and reading. A student receives language training throughout the Pipeline. 

In Phase IV, students attend an 8 or 14 week language blitz depending upon the language they are slotted in. The general purpose of the course is to provide each student with the ability to communicate in a foreign language. For successful completion of the course, the student must achieve at least a 1/1/1 or higher on the Defense Language Proficiency Test in two of the three graded areas; speaking, listening and reading. 

Table of Contents 
Introduction Introduction 
Lesson 1 People and Geography 
Lesson 2 Living and Working 
Lesson 3 Numbers, Dates, and Time 
Lesson 4 Daily Activities 
Lesson 5 Meeting the Family 
Lesson 6 Around Town 
Lesson 7 Shopping 
Lesson 8 Eating Out 
Lesson 9 Customs, and Courtesies in the Home 
Lesson 10 Around the House 
Lesson 11 Weather and Climate 
Lesson 12 Personal Appearance 
Lesson 13 Transportation 
Lesson 14 Travel 
Lesson 15 At School 
Lesson 16 Recreation and Leisure 
Lesson 17 Health and the Human Body 
Lesson 18 Political and International Topics in the News 
Lesson 19 The Military 
Lesson 20 Holidays and Traditions
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Pocket Medical Dari - by Josette McMichael, MD - paperback - 2005 - 136 pages. USED

A small English-Dari phrasebook of medical terms and phrases, arranged by categories.

Condition: Like new. Pages are perfect, only cover has a trace of where a sticker had been.

     Price: $2.50 S&H: First Class: $1.00  (Total = $3.50)
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Beginner’s Dari - by Shaista Wahab - paperback - 2004 - 178 pages - USED

Explains Dari grammar in a very clear and concise manner. Also teaches the Persian script. An English-Dari glossary is at the back.

Condition: Excellent, like new. The front cover is a bit disobedient, tending to rise up, but all pages are in pristine condition.

     Price: $3.40 S&H: Media Mail: $2.63  (Total = $6.03)
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Beginner's Dari (Hippocrene Beginner's) - by Shaista Wahab - paperback with audio CD – March 30, 2006 - 177 pages. NEW

This popular introduction to Dari, one of the official languages of Afghanistan, is now accompanied by an audio CD! The book follows a step-by-step format. The first part teaches how to read, write, and pronounce the 32 letters of the Dari alphabet, detailed explanations of grammar and syntax follow. Each of the 33 lessons include exercises and vocabulary words to reinforce the covered material. Expressions and phrases are also included, enabling users to communicate on a basic level with other Dari speakers.

Condition: NEW

     Price: $2.95 S&H: Media Mail: $2.63  (Total = $5.58)
Dari / Pashto Phrasebook for Military Personnel by Robert Powers, Javed Momand, Mir Abdul Zahir Sahebi & Wali Shaaker - paperback - 2011 - 256 pages. NEW

A 256-page military phrasebook in the 2 Afghan languages, Dari and Pashto, for those who serve in Afghanistan. Contains 3512 phrases, 2083 terms  and 3031 individual words for operations, training, security, transportation, everyday situations, and socializing. Quick and easy dictionary format. Dari in red, Pashto in blue. Includes appendices on pronunciation, grammar, numbers, clock & calendar time, and the metric system, plus a map of Afghanistan.

Condition: NEW, never used.    Press on cover image for details.

     Price: $4.75 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00
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Dari / Pashto Phrasebook for Military Personnel by Robert Powers, Javed Momand, Mir Abdul Zahir Sahebi & Wali Shaaker - Kindle & EPUB editions - 2013

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Dari Language: 101 Dari Verbs - Paperback – June 1, 2015 - 222 pages.
Price: $12.55

This is a guidebook written for beginning to advanced Dari language learners. It will help you learn some of the most commonly used verbs in the Dari language. It is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering Dari verbs. The verbs are arranged in tabular format in alphabetical order, which will make navigating through the program easier. Each verb is fully conjugated and presented in all forms. The book features sample sentences to demonstrate verb usage in context, as well as a grammar review. This indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in Dari with confidence.
Afghanistan Visual Language Survival Guide; Pashto & Dari folding paperback booklet - 2008 - 24 pages. NEW

A small, folding, brochure-like booklet with essential phrases in Pashto and Dari for survival purposes. Many illustrations.

Condition: NEW, never used.

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Medical Visual Language Translator; Pashto & Dari folding paperback booklet - 2007 - 24 pages. NEW

A small, folding, brochure-like booklet containing mostly illustrations of medical concepts, some, but not all, having captions in Pashto and Dari. Includes a few veterinary illustrations.

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