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Funny Pashto Words in English

Funny Pashto Words in English
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(Last Updated On: October 3, 2020)

There are more interesting things in the world than a person can learn in a lifetime. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to learn at all. We have been given a fixed amount of time to live on this earth during which there is no limitations on the things we can experience and commit to our memory. We meet each other and learn new things about different communities every day. We also travel to different places and experience the beauty of various cultures and traditions. We may not be able to comprehend the beauty of the world in its entirety but we can see many glimpses of it in a lifetime and be grateful for that chance.

The many similarities between humans are proof that we have all had the same origins. We are quite different from each other and yet we also share many similarities which have the ability to bring us together if we let them. From language and culture to recipes and festivals, there are many things that people from different regions share which can surprise anthropologists. People living so far away from each other can also practice similar customs. Such examples show how deeply we are connected with each other.

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When two persons start their family, it is just the two of them. Then their kids come along and the family grows. But when the kids get married and have their kids, the family becomes big. All the members of the family move to different locations and build different lives for themselves. However, no matter how far they get away from their roots, they will continue to carry a few features of their family. And they will pass those features to their kids. This example of one family can explain very well what happened to the world that started with two people and became a planet full of seven billion people. This also explains why we have a few similarities with each other despite not living in the same place.

The Pashto Language:

Spoken by approximately sixty million speakers in the world, Pashto is a language with a pretty old history. The time of its origin is often the topic of debate among language historians but there is no doubt about the fact that it originated from an ancient tongue. Today, it is recognized in the constitutions of Afghanistan and is the second most spoken tongue in the neighboring country of Pakistan. It is known for having various dialects. Written in Arabic script, Pashto is also spoken by the Pashtun diaspora.

The most fascinating thing about this language is its oral literature. Long-form poems and stories made up by women are passed on to people in spoken words. Entertainment industries of Pakistan and Afghanistan produce songs and movies in this vernacular regularly and some of the songs even become famous among the non-speakers due to their music. Many linguists consider Pashto a language which is difficult to learn. Pronouncing Pashto words are also quite hard for non-native speakers and can prolong the learning process of a student of the tongue.

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  • Where does the Pashto language come from?

    Pashto is the language of the Pashtuns, who are also sometimes referred to as ethnic Afghans. But that is incorrect because Pashtuns also live in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Pashto is spoken by Pashtun diaspora all over the world. It is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, the other one being Dari.

  • Which country language is Pashto?

    Pashto is one of the official languages of Afghanistan. It is the second-most spoken language in the country. It is also spoken in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan in Pakistan. It has 60 million native speakers and is spoken in different parts of the world by the Pashtun diaspora. It belongs to the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family.

  • Is Pashto the same as Arabic?

    Pashto is an official language in Afghanistan and the second most spoken regional language of Pakistan. It has been influenced by various languages including Arabic and Farsi. But it is not the same as Arabic. In fact, Arabic and Pashto are completely different languages. Since the writing system of the two languages is similar, people often think that they are the same.

  • Is Pashto a jinn language?

    There are many misconceptions about the Pashto language. Some call it the language of hell, while others say that it is the language of jinns, supernatural creatures mentioned in the Islamic literature. However, all the theories about Pashto’s past have not been proven. The history of Pashto is a cause for much debate in the circles of linguists.

  • How do you say go away in Pashto?

    Getting tired of your Pashtun friend and want them to go away? Tell them ‘mras-ta’ and they will get the idea. Pashto is considered a harsh language by many nonnative speakers, but it also has many sweet words too. It is the pronunciation of the Pashto words that often sound harsh to nonnatives, while to a native it is their natural speech.

  • How do you say hello in Pashto?

    The simplest way to say hello in Pashto is by using the word ‘Salaam.’ You can use it anywhere in Afghanistan and Pakistan and people will understand it. Even those who don’t speak Pashto will be able to understand this greeting as it has its roots in the Islamic teachings. Since Islam is the religion of the majority of Afghans and Pakistanis, ‘Salaam’ is a pretty common greeting.

  • What does Kha mean in Pashto?

    Kha is a Pashto word with various meanings. The simplest meaning of the word is ‘okay.’ But it can also be used when you agree with someone or when you are approving of something. In English, the perfect related examples are ‘cool, perfect, or yes.’ Kha can be used to mean any of these things.

  • How can I introduce myself in Pashto?

    If you want to introduce yourself in Pashto, begin with saying ‘Salaam.’ After that, you can say ‘Za (name) yem,’ which will translate to, ‘I am (name)’ It is the simplest way to introduce yourself to the speakers of Pashto. You can learn more complex sentences once you become familiar with the basic phrases of the language.

Funny Pashto Words in English:

Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. They can convey even the deepest feeling of our heart to people. But sometimes, they fail us when we need them the most. There are things that can only be understood and not explained. Anyone who has ever tried to explain one of their slangs to a foreigner know how difficult the process can be. Although we have been blessed with translators who can help us understand people, there is a limit to their powers. Some words and phrases just cannot be interpreted into other languages.

Pashto is full of such terms and phrases that cannot be translated. However, there are a few common funny and interesting phrases that everyone should know about. Pashto may not have too many funny words, but it has plenty of phrases to express love and hatred. Here are a few examples:

  1. Spuck Shay:

This is what you say to someone if you wish them to be humiliated or disrespected. A rather polite insult considering the extent to which Pashtuns can go to express their dislike for someone.

  1. Ya zamaa jaanukai:

Want to call someone ‘O my darling’ in Pashto? This is what you should say to them to express your love and impress them with your knowledge of a foreign language.

  1. Pa makh ta tora bala sha:

There are a few people in everyone’s life that they want to say the opposite of best of luck to. This is where this phrase comes in, because it translates to ‘wishing you very bad luck’.

  1. Dere qrrate ma kawa!

It is important to know the way in which a Pashto phrase is said or you will think all of them have a negative meaning. Because this phrase may translate to ‘stop talking too much’ it is always said as a joke, mostly to kids.

  1. Shoda:

This means ‘idiot’. Short and precise for when someone is annoying you or does something stupid.

The words and phrases mentioned above can help you a bit around your Pashto friends. You will be able to impress and surprise them with your knowledge. You can also have a little fun with the phrases and use them around people who don’t know the meaning to express their feelings towards them.

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