4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good reference source of up-to-date expressions; not for linguists,
This review is from: Pashto-English/English-Pashto Dictionary and Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebooks) (Paperback)
This book is NOT a standard dictionary. It is rather a glossary. Anyway, major part of the book is the phrasebook as its title reads. The strongest point of this book is that it contains really up-to-date and useful vocabulary and basic phrases in 33 thematic chapters (incl. topics such as "Relief Aid" and "War"). Howeever, it lacks inputs in Arabic script (both sides) and - what I find more serious - basic linguistic description of all inputs such as gender at nouns, their (ir)regular plurals/ obl. cases and present/ past stems of verbs. It is an easy to use booklet even for absolute beginners and non-linguists. Advanced learners and experts might be rather disappointed, however the book is a good reference source of up-to-date expressions: that is not a matter of course with other Pashto dictionaries.