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Dari-English/English-Dari Practical Dictionary, Second Edition
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Dari-English/English-Dari Practical Dictionary, Second Edition

by Carleton Bulkin

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ISBN10: 0781812844
ISBN13: 9780781812849
Pages: 731Width: 4.50 inches.
Publication Date: 9/2012Height: 7.00 inches.


New Second Edition!

"This two-way Dari-English dictionary is one of the few up-to-date works of its type available. While the dictionary is quite detailed and covers a lot of vocabulary, it remains portable and easy to read. The author also includes a guide to pronunciation, information about Afghanistan and even some Dari proverbs. At a time when the U.S. is trying to communicate with Afghans and win their hearts and minds, a practical resource such as this is a necessity." — Foreign Service Journal , November 2010

In this 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 one of the official languages of Afghanistan. Though closely related to the Persian (Farsi) of Iran and the Tajik of Tajikistan, Dari has been separated from both by historical developments and political boundaries.

The only two-way Dari-English dictionary available using the Dari writing system, this volume provides and indispensable resource for travelers, business people, 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 includes over 30,000 total entries, a pronunciation key, and appendices of geographical, musical, and biographical terms. 

About the author(s)

Carleton Bulkin is a translator and linguist who holds a master's degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Indiana University. Having lived in Prague, Havana, Moscow, Budapest, Kabul, and Washington, D.C., he currently works and resides in Rabat, Morocco.

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