Romantic Pashto phrases – Kandahar

13 February 2024
Making Pashto the new French.
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In your Sunday night movie, Kandahar, a CIA operative (Gerard Butler) and his translator (Navid Negahban) flee from special forces in Afghanistan after exposing a covert mission.

Afghanistan is a heterogeneous nation of several major ethnic groups, including Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks. The capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia.

Did you know? Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. It has multiple dialects, the main being the Western dialect, also known as Kandahari, and the Eastern dialect, known as Nangrahari-Peshawari or Mashriqi. About 40 million people speak Pashto as a native language.

It's still the month of love. Are you having a hard time coming up with the right words to say to your partner? We are here to assist. Spice things up and knock your beau off his feet with these short but romantic “ooh la la” Pashto phrases. Enjoy!

  • Za ta sara meena kwam.

         English meaning: I love you.

  • Ta der khaista khkare.          

       English meaning: You're beautiful.             

  • Aya masara wada kawii?

English meaning: Will you marry me?

  • Ta zama khwakh ya. 

English meaning: I like you.

  • Ta zama jwand ye.

English meaning: You are my life.

  • Za ta der yadawom.

         English meaning: I miss you so much.   

  •  Che bas har wakht staa pa stargo kay doob we.    

          English meaning: I wish to get lost in your eyes for eternity.

Are you looking for more sweet Pashto words? Check out this video.

Watch Kandahar this Sunday at 20:05 CAT on M-Net 101 or stream it on DStv Stream.

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