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Essential Pashto Phrases - Blackberry App
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This application is designed to help you learn essential Pashto words and phrases by listening to authentic audio recordings. You can select from a variety of topics by going to “Menu” on the top right hand side of the screen. The provided vocabulary and phrases will help advance your basic communication skills in Pashto. You will have an option to listen to the pronunciation in normal or slow modes by tapping on the “red” (normal) and “green” (slow) buttons.

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Pashto Script Tutorial - Blackberry App
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This interactive application, designed for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ users, will teach beginning Pashto learners the Pashto alphabet using pictures and pronunciation of the letters and sample words. In addition, users will learn how Pashto letters are written in their various forms and will even practicing their own writing skills. OBJECTIVE To teach beginning Pashto learners how to read and write Pashto script: 1. Teaches the pronunciation of each letter of the alphabet as well as some vocabulary items 2. Teaches the Pashto script (various forms of letters) through original video recordings 3. Provides users a variety of opportunities to read letters and words in Pashto 4. Trains users to recognize the various shapes of the letters in content 5. Tests the users listening comprehension skills

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Dari Alphabet - Blackberry App
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Alphabet: In this part, you will learn the Dari alphabet with the help of animated pictures and pronunciation of the letters and sample vocabulary. Pronunciation: This part will help you learn the shapes and sounds of the Dari letters using familiar words in English that resemble the shapes and use similar sounds. Practice: Here, you will first read the word and then find the individual letters it consists of. Select the letter below and ten tap on the space where it appears in the word.

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