Pashto Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Pashto. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Pashto.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Pashto conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Pashto
I speak English
زه په انګلیسي ژبه خبرې کوم
you speak French
ته په فرانسوي ژبه خبرې کوې
he speaks German
هغه په الماني ژبه خبرې کوي
she speaks Italian
هغه په ایتالوي ژبه خبرې کوي
we speak Arabic
مونږ په عربي ژبه خبرې کوو
they speak Chinese
هغوي په چینايي ژبه خبرې کوي

The past tense in Pashto conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Pashto
I visited France
زه فرانسې ته تللی وم
you visited Italy
ته ایټالیا ته تللې وې
he visited Morocco
هغه مراکش ته تللی و
she visited China
هغه چین ته تللې وه
we visited Mexico
مونږ مېکسیکو ته تللي وو
they visited Kenya
هغوي کینیا ته تللي وو

The future tense in Pashto conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Pashto
I will drink milk
زه به شیدې وڅښم
you will drink coffee
ته به کافي وڅښې
he will drink tea
هغه به چای وڅښي
she will drink water
هغه به اوبه وڅښي
we will drink apple juice
مونږ به د مڼې شربت وڅښو
they will drink tea
هغوي به چای وڅښي

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear
غوږ
eye
eye
سترګه
mouth
mouth
خوله
nose
nose
پوزه
hair
hair
ویښتان
face
face
مخ
head
head
سر
heart
heart
زړه
hand
hand
لاس
fingers
fingers
ګوتی
leg
leg
پښه
feet
feet
پښې

Travel Phrases in Pashto

Imagine yourself in some Pashto speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Pashto
Can you help me?
آیا ته له ما سره مرسته کولی شې؟
Can I help you?
آیا زه له تا سره مرسته کولی شم؟
Where is the airport?
هوايي مېدان چېرته دی؟
Go straight
سیده لاړ شه
Then
بیا
Turn left
چپ لورې ته وګرځه
Turn right
ښي لورې ته وګرځه

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Pashto was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Pashto Vocabulary   Pashto Vocabulary

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