2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2012
This book was poorly edited and typeset; with font changes occuring regularly throughout. The exercises frequently contained vocabulary that had not been previously encountered, which was very confusing. The entire book would benefit from being proof-read by someone with a good command of English.
Worst of all, the reader is encouraged to write in the textbook, making the entire book useless on a second reading.
I cannot identify a readership group for whom this would be a worthwhile purchase.
on 7 May 2014
I'm a trilingual Afghan born in Europe, I am fluent in 3 languages but lack writing and reading abilities in one and that is Dari. This book helps a lot if you are a beginner in learning how to read and write in Dari and to learn phrases. I hope there will be an intermediate version of this for further advancement. Its probably so far the best language book in Dari for beginners.IT is unfortunate that there are not many out which are properly published and not just created on Word document as a supplement for a language text book.
on 20 February 2015
Awfully edited book. Looks like the author is not really familiar with Dari himself, so how could anybody start learning the language using this book? Some words have wrong translations or transcriptions. Sometimes one transcription is given, next time another. It is really shame that this book has ever been printed and presented as a textbook for people who want to learn Dari as a second language. The worst textbook I have ever seen with way too many mistakes.