An English-Pashto online dictionary

Published: November 9, 2012
Website currently has more than 15,000 words, allows users to translate from Pashto to English and English to Pashto.

Website currently has more than 15,000 words, allows users to translate from Pashto to English and English to Pashto.

Here’s a treat for all those you have been yearning to learn the Pashto language:, an online dictionary which helps you translate from Pashto to English and English to Pashto.

According to a report by ProPakistani, the dictionary currently has more than 15,000 words along with grammatical descriptions of the words, and has the option of users registering themselves to help add more words. When typing a word in the search bar, a dropbox appears giving suggestions of words closer to the one you are typing.

After translating a word from Pashto to English, a bar appears at the bottom giving more similar words to search for. On clicking a word in Pashto after the translation is done, it presents users with more meanings of the word.

The website is lightweight and quick to use, and does not require users to download the Pashto font as it uses a phonetic keyboard.

What the website can possible add is pronunciations of the words as well as their use in sentences and a virtual keyboard that can assist in typing Pashto words.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Samer Shahab
    Nov 9, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Fantastic dictionary, i heard about this yesterday from a friend yet found very help full.


  • Khurram
    Nov 9, 2012 - 6:46PM

    I have a question that Pushtoon define themselves based on Race or on Language and Cultural basis ???? as I can see the photo of Imran Khan but he is from Mianwali which is in Punjab and he cannot speak Pushto at all and the only way he could be connected with Pushtoons is through race concept but that is a dangerous trend as People will migrate to Punjab and Sindh and live among the people but will eat from the land but will never own that land and will always associate themselves with their own Race and that is a like a Murder of Integration concept that must be prevailed in this modern world..

    For example a Pushtoon who is living in Karachi if always associate himself with KPK and Afghanistan then how come Sindh can Progress as he will never say Sindh as his home even tough Sindhi Dharti will be giving him everything and when you dont owe your land then progress can never happen and Karachi will always remain same and Polarization in other parts of Pakistan will also be destroyed including in Parts of Mianwali where Niazis live and even in Rawalpindi where Pushtoons are increasing day by day!!!!


  • Liaqat
    Nov 9, 2012 - 7:22PM

    he should work in collaboration with who is developing collecting and developing Pashto dictionaries. I think a collective effort will be more helpful..


  • Rahim
    Nov 9, 2012 - 7:40PM

    Imran Khan is wearing Pagri of North Punjab and Pagar,Pagri or Patka and its variants are present around Punjab And Sindh. It is my request to Pukhtoons that since you want your separate identity in everything then dont try to hijack traditional Pgar of Sindh, Punjab and Hazara regions as it dont belong to your region at all so dont try to promote our Pagar in your pictures.


  • Diversity is our identity
    Nov 9, 2012 - 8:02PM

    This will definitly make easier for all of us to learn Pashto and learn more about Pushtun culture. A very best of luck to the people who have made it.


  • Liaqat
    Nov 9, 2012 - 8:51PM

    Irrelevant discussion… i do not understand what is wrong with developing a Pashto dictionary which give birth to such non relevant questions…to live in harmony, some of my compatriots should shun this mentality.. look at it other way: our cultural diversity is a beauty not a source of disharmony between us..
    Thanks in advance for your understanding


  • Nov 9, 2012 - 10:10PM

    Dear Khuram as explained by Liaqat brother, the discussion you have started is not associated with development of dictionary; i was collected pictures for slider that’s why put Imran Khan as well; before connecting Imran Khan with Miawali etc try to read the book “Gherat Mand Musalman” and then claim about IK. We have almost 20-25 pictures if you are stressing on IK its not our fault! try to see Hamza Baba, Rehman Baba, Islamia College etc..

    @Rahim: the post is not associated with polics/Imran Khan please discuss progressive features of the dictionary.

    Da Pukhtano/Afghanistan/Pakistan/Karachi etc discussion da kalono na start day; don’t waste your time


  • Nov 9, 2012 - 10:55PM

    Mashallah :)


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