آزادي، ازادي Azaadi : Freedom, Liberation

July 17, 2007

Azaadi means freedom, liberation. It is written ازادي but some people write it آزادي too. Both are correct.
د بيان ازادي د هر انسان حق دى
Freedom of speech is a right of every human being.

Related words:

ازاد : Free. ازاد بازار  means Free market.

ازادانه : Free and fair.
ازادانه انتخابات د وخت مهمه اړتيا ده
Free and fair election is very necessary.

مترادف توري / Synonyms
خپلواکي، استقلال

Note: There is another related word ازادۍ, with ۍ not ى, pronunciated azadey, which is often used to convey freedom of something or some one. Like:
د ازادۍ راديو Radio Liberty, and د ازادۍ ننگيالي Heroes of Freedom.


ادب (Adab): Literature, Respect

July 15, 2007

The word ADAB, written ادب in Pashto, have tow different meanings. We use it for LITERATURE in the broad sense. Like:

زه ادب لولم
I study literature.

And we use it for RESPECT in a particular sense. Like:

د مشرانو ادب کول پکار دي
We should respect the elders.

Related words:

اديب Adeeb : Literary man
هغه يو منل شوى اديب دى
He is a known literary man.

ادبي Adabi : Literary
دا يو ادبي کتاب دى
It is a literary book.

بې ادبه Be adaba : Rude, without respect
گل خان بې ادبه ماشوم نه دى
Gul Khan is not a rude child.


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