ادب (Adab): Literature, Respect

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.

6 Responses to ادب (Adab): Literature, Respect

  1. Tony says:

    Good explanation of the word and related words. I knew about adeeb and adab. can u tell us the plural sense of these words too?
    thanx

  2. learnpashto says:

    Yes

    Singular Plural
    Adab Adabiat ادبيات
    Adeeb Adeeban اديبان

  3. adnan says:

    Could you please translate the following urdu words in pashto.

    1. Maheena (Month)
    2. Tareekh (Date)

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