How to use the indefinite article in Pashto

How to use the indefinite article in Pashto

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Pashto? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Pashto lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Pashto indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. The English indefinite article 'a' is 'yao' or 'yawa' in Pashto. The word 'yao' is used with masculine nouns and the word 'yawa' is used with feminine nouns.


yao kitāb
a book
yao sār
a city
yao spi
a dog
yao čowkē
a chair
yao kor
a house
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The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. To learn to use the indefinite article in Pashto, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns kitāb, čowkē and war (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are yao kitāb, yao čowkē and yawa war (a book, a chair, a door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Pashto including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Pashto nouns kitāb, čowkē and war, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Pashto).

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