Dari language resources – Language Links Database

Dari – or Dari Persian or Eastern Persian  is a name given to the Old Persian language at a very early date and widely attested in Arabic and Persian texts since the 10th century. Since 1964, Dari is the official name for the Persian language in Afghanistan.

Dari Persian spoken in Afghanistan is formal version of the New Persian language descended from the courtly language of the Sassanian Empire and is thus more akin to the Middle Persian language than the dialects spoken in Iran or the Tajik dialect of Central Asia. In historical usage, Dari refers to the Middle Persian court language of the Sassanids. 

More informationWikipedia

Native speakers: 9.6 million (2011)

Official language in: Afghanistan

Dari Grammar and Pronunciation

  • Linguistics.berkeley.edu The Dari Language Project – Summary of Findings
  • ILanguages - this site is designed to teach you and help you learn Dari for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer)
  • Gloss.dliflc.edu - “Lessons are developed for independent learners to provide them with the learning/teaching tools for improving their foreign language skills.  Reading and listening lessons are based on authentic materials (articles, TV reports, radio broadcasts, etc.) and consist of 4 to 6 activities. In-depth Feedback accompanies all motivating tasks, providing learners with thorough explanations and tutoring just like an attentive and experienced teacher would do. GLOSS Certificates provide documentation of work accomplished.”
  • Learn101 - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists”
  • MyLanguages - Courses about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, excercises… to help you with your Dari grammar.”
  • Gbarto.com - A Short Language Course

Dari Vocabulary

Dari Reading Materials

Dari  Dictionaries

Dari Listening and Video Resources



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