Friends series in Pashto

We Translated 10 Iconic Dialogues From FRIENDS Into Pashto & The Results Are Hilarious

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Well over a decade since Friends ended with its final tenth season, to this day the American sitcom is constantly bringing in streams of fans, old and new.

A Friends reunion has been long anticipated, and finally, it’s here – and emotions are running high on social media.

But have you wondered how would it sound if the American sitcom came out in Pashto? We re-imagined some of the iconic dialogues from Friends if they were to be in Pashto.

The quirks of Phoebe Buffay, the awesome fusion of sensitive and strong in form of Rachel Green, the annoying yet funny squeals of Monica Geller, the wit of Chandler, the kissable hopeless face of Ross Geller, and oh my such dripping adorable dumbness of Joey Tribbiani; I would be more than happy to see them all saying everything in Pashto.


First off, Imagine what would happen if our favorite Friends characters were born in Pashtun households?

They will be called Chandler Barakzai, Joey Afridi, Ross Khan, Monica Yousafzai, Rachel Khattak, and Phoebe Wazir. What do you think? I know. It’s just crazy enough to work.

Following listed are some of the most heartwarming and funny dialogue exchanges from the series — translated into Pashto — that’ll drown you in nostalgia and make you watch the episodes right away.

1. The one in which Monica welcomed Rachel to the real world:

Season 1, Episode 1: The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate

Friends series in Pashto

Monica: [to Rachel] Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it.

2. The one with Ross’s speech on garbage

Season 4 Episode 6: The One with the Dirty Girl

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Joey: Her place was really that bad?

Ross: You know how you throw your jacket on a chair at the end of the day? Well, like that — only, instead of a chair, it’s a pile of garbage. And instead of a jacket, it’s a pile of garbage. And instead of the end of the day, it’s the end of time and garbage is all that has survived!

03. The one with the deadly wedding

Season 5 Episode 1: The One After Ross Says Rachel 

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Joey: You know, I think that went well.

Chandler: It could’ve been worse; he could have shot her.

4. The one in which Chandler had one job and he messes it up

Season 4 Episode 10: The One With the Girl from Poughkeepsie

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Rachel: You idiot!
Chandler: I’m sure you’re right, but why?

Of all the friendships, the Villa Friendship Special is the only one, very subtle moments lo their bond has been truly special.

5. The one in which Phoebe introduces her husband as a Crap-bag

Season 10 Episode 14: The One with Princess Consuela

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Phoebe: Rita, this is my husband.

Mike Hanigan: Why don’t you tell her my name?

Phoebe: Ok, I will. This is… this is my husband, Crap Bag.

6. The one in which Ross ‘cheats’ on Rachel

Season 3 Episode 16: The One with the Morning After

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Ross: I thought we were broken up.

Rachel: We were on a break!

Ross: That, for all I knew, could last forever. That, to me, is a break-up.

Ross and Rachel Forever. Period.

7. The one in which Joey’s date touches his food

Season 10 Episode 9: The One With the Birth Mother

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Phoebe: What? You know about the plate thing?

Rachel: Oh, yeah. Joey doesn’t share food. I mean, just last week we were having breakfast and he had a couple of grapes on his plate and …

Phoebe: (to Joey) You wouldn’t let her have a grape?

Rachel: Oh no! Not me! Emma!

(Phoebe looks horrified and she turns to watch Joey)

Joey: (mad and pointing a finger to himself) JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!

8. They don’t know that we know they know we know

Season 5 Episode 14: The One Where Everybody Finds Out

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Phoebe: They thought they could mess with us! They’re trying to mess with us? They don’t know that we know they know we know! And Joey, you can’t say anything!
Joey: I couldn’t if I wanted too.

Joey be like : Kya karu main mar jau ?

9. The one with the Ross tan story

Season 10 Episode 3: The One with Ross’s Tan

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Ross: I went to that tanning place your wife suggested.

Chandler: Was that place the sun?

Ross: It gets worse.

Chandler: Oh my God!

10 . The one where Chandler tells Rachel things will get better

Season 8 Episode 17: The One with the Tea Leaves

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Chandler: I know it’s tough now, but things will get better.

Rachel: How do you know that? What if it just gets worse and worse and worse to the point where we can’t even be in the same room with each other?

Chandler: I’m not great at the advice… Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?

So yeah, I am off to F.R.I.E.N.D.S now.


Stasu Raaye


Electric, eclectic, eccentric - in that order! Sucker for fries and ghatti wrejay. Driven by FOMO.