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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's Dari
This a great book to start learning Dari. It's easy to use and follows a very logical format starting with learning the alphabet through to vocabulary and grammar. It also has a CD with the words from each lesson, and uses good transliteration which is perfect for working on pronunciation. Highly recommended.
Published on 16 Nov 2008 by Mr. J. P. Smith

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2.0 out of 5 stars Half a loaf is better than no bread
This book needs to be seriously reviewed. The structure is accetable. But there are typing errors (in the Dari, transliteration), the transliteration (romanisation) is inconsistent, the author is confused and confuses the reader in the use of informal and formal "you" (shoma v/s du). There are cases where the English translation does not correspond to the Dari text,...
Published on 18 Oct 2010 by Raul Diniz-Inacio


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's Dari, 16 Nov 2008
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Mr. J. P. Smith (UK) - See all my reviews
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This a great book to start learning Dari. It's easy to use and follows a very logical format starting with learning the alphabet through to vocabulary and grammar. It also has a CD with the words from each lesson, and uses good transliteration which is perfect for working on pronunciation. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Half a loaf is better than no bread, 18 Oct 2010
This review is from: Beginner's Dari (Hippocrene Beginner's) (Paperback)
This book needs to be seriously reviewed. The structure is accetable. But there are typing errors (in the Dari, transliteration), the transliteration (romanisation) is inconsistent, the author is confused and confuses the reader in the use of informal and formal "you" (shoma v/s du). There are cases where the English translation does not correspond to the Dari text, etc...
Basically, it seems the book was published before it was finished.

There are now a couple of recently published book in the market which might be better and which I would try if I was to return to Afghanistan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good way to start learning Dari / Farsi, 15 Nov 2010
This review is from: Beginner's Dari (Hippocrene Beginner's) (Paperback)
I bought the 2004 edition, which came out prior to the inclusion of a CD. As a way to start getting into the language and the written script, I found this book particularly useful because it is simple, it gives you the basics from which to develop your own learning and it has the clearest Dari script of any book I have seen so far: thick, clear lines that help you match the written script to the English translation. Apart from the test scripts, all of the sentences and the mini dictionary in the back give the English, the Anglicised Dari and the written Dari script. For its clarity and simplicity as a great way for a beginner to start, it gets top marks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginner's Dari., 24 Mar 2013
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This book is an excellent introduction to the Dari Language. It is also an excellent book/dvd for an introduction to a more intense and lengthy course, i.e at university. Clear and interesting text and dvd.
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