Editors Choice – Best Dari Language Books

Pinsleaur Dari includes Lessons 1-16 from the Dari Persian Level 1 Program – 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Dari Persian.

The Dari Persian Language
Dari, also called “Dari Persian” or “Eastern Persian,” is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and is the native tongue of about 50% of the population. Dari is one of 3 major Persian dialects. There are many dialects of Dari. Pimsleur’s Dari teaches the official form, “Kabuli Dari.”

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Why is Dari an important language to learn?

Dari (درى) is the dialect of Persian spoken primarily in Afghanistan, where it is one of the two official languages. You may not have any interest in visiting Afghanistan, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to learn the language that is spoken there.  Approximately twelve and a half million people speak Dari and while many of them live in Afghanistan, others live in Pakistan and other areas around the world.  This is not an easy language to learn, but you can quickly grasp it and speak fairly fluently once you learn a small number of words.  Once you know those words and phrases, the rest of the language will seem much easier to learn and before you know it, you will be speaking it like a native.  While you can speak Dari with those who know the language, you may find that you speak it the most through work.  After all, not many people take the time to learn this language, so when you do, your skills will become invaluable and you will find that you will be sought by some of the largest companies in the world.  A career change is one of the many possibilities that will occur once you have successfully learned how to speak Dari fluently.

Learn to speak Dari

Learn Dari is recommended for: Students of Dari/Farsi language, and Afghan Children living abroad who want to be able to read and write in Dari/Farsi. Dari, which is also referred to as Farsi by speakers of this language, is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. It is a dialect of Persian widely spoken in Afghanistan. The majority of the people in Afghanistan can speak Dari/Farsi.

Dari-English/English-Dari Dictionary & Phrasebook was compiled by a linguist specializing in the region, this two-way pocket dictionary and phrasebook offers a map of Afghanistan; information useful for relief workers, business people, and travelers; and a concise grammar, pronunciation guide, and alphabet for one of the country’s official languages.

Dari Language: 101 Dari Verbs is a guidebook written for beginning to advanced Dari language learners. It will help you learn some of the most commonly used verbs in the Dari language. It is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering Dari verbs. The verbs are arranged in tabular format in alphabetical order, which will make navigating through the program easier. Each verb is fully conjugated and presented in all forms. This indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in Dari with confidence.


If you want to raise your children speaking Dari, this book will help you to do just that. Including all letters of the English alphabet with cute drawings for coloring, the book also includes Dari translations of the words so that parents can allow their children to learn the words in two languages at the same time. This is a great for raising bilingual children who want to learn to speak Dari.