How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

None. - Jul 2019


None. While Afghan staff appreciate a few phrases of Dari or Pashto, in reality everyone is so busy and tired from work that language learning is rare (except for the few who receive Dari training prior to arrival at post). - Jun 2014


Not a single syllable. Use your time to study a language for your next post. - Jul 2013


None. - Mar 2013


None really since you don't get off the compound on a regular basis but knowing a little bit is nice so you can speak with the locals who do work at the embassy. - Dec 2010


Kabul Afghans tend to speak a lot of English, but Dari, (and Pashto in some quarters) is very appreciated. Everyone should at least learn greetings and formalities. - Aug 2010


Almost none. - Jul 2010


None..unless you are an officer that has meetings in town. If you are confined to the embassy, everyone speaks English. - Sep 2009


Almost none, depends on your employment in country. - Mar 2008


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