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Pashto alphabet and characters

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Pashto alphabet is a modified form of the Arabic alphabet. It consists of 44 letters and 4 diacritic marks.

Pashto alphabet

Pashto grammar rules

Pashto is an inflected language with a complex system of noun declensions and verb conjugations.

There are two numbers – plural and singular. Nouns can be either masculine or feminine.

There are just two cases, direct and oblique, though in the singular there is also a vocative. Cases are marked with prefixes, suffixes or both.

There are no articles.

Pashto formatting rules

Short date formatdd/mm/yy
e.g. 22.10.2016
Long date formatdd/MMMM/yyyy
dddd, dd MMMM, yyyy
e.g. 19/رجب/2016

Pashto capitalisation usage

This section does not apply to Pashto.

Solutions for Pashto

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