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By Abdi Rafiee

Colloquial Persian: the whole direction for Beginners has been conscientiously constructed via an skilled instructor to supply a step by step path to Persian because it is written and spoken at the present time.

Combining a transparent, useful and obtainable sort with a methodical and thorough therapy of the language, it equips newbies with the basic abilities had to speak hopefully and successfully in Persian in a huge variety of events. No earlier wisdom of the language is needed.

Colloquial Persian is phenomenal; every one unit offers a wealth of grammatical issues which are strengthened with quite a lot of routines for normal perform. a whole resolution key, a grammar precis, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues are available on the again in addition to invaluable vocabulary lists all through.

Key beneficial properties include:

  • A transparent, easy layout designed to aid beginners gradually building up their conversing, listening, studying and writing talents
  • Jargon-free, succinct and obviously established causes of grammar
  • An broad diversity of concentrated and dynamic supportive routines
  • Realistic and unique dialogues protecting a vast number of narrative occasions
  • Helpful cultural issues explaining the customs and contours of existence in Iran
  • An evaluate of the sounds of Persian..

Balanced, finished and lucrative, Colloquial Persian is an critical source either for autonomous novices and scholars taking classes in Persian.

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Inf) I’m not bad, thank you. 2 How’re you? (f) I’m a little tired. 3 How’s Mum/Dad? S/he’s fine, thanks. 4 How’re the family? They’re fine, thanks. 5 How’s Parviz? He’s fine, thanks. 6 Are you OK/well/fine? I’m fine, thanks. 7 Are you tired? No, I’m not. I’m a bit hungry Dialogue 2 Pleased to meet you! (Audio1; 20) Ahmadi (A) is mingling among his guests. He’s just met a new face (B). A: salām. man ahmadi hastam. esm-e ŝomā cie? B: salām. man behzādi hastam. A: xoŝ-vaqtam. B: man (h)am hamin-to(u)r.

OR: I was late. ( dir = late) Exercise 3 Put these jumbled sentences in order, and then translate them into English. The first one has been done for you. 1 landan – raftim – metro – be – diruz – mā – bā mā diruz bā metro be landan raftim. We went to London by metro yesterday. ’ Here is the formula: Subject + Time + Place + Object + Verb Exercise 4 Can you say these in Persian? The first one has been done for you. 1 I ate/had lunch in a restaurant yesterday. man diruz dar resturān nāhār xordam. 2 I read a book in the library yesterday.

G. g. gorosne hungry) Negative forms of the verb ‘to be’ in the present tense How to say ‘I am not’, ‘you are not’, and so on. Negative forms of verb budan ‘to be’ Note: Unlike English, the Persian verb budan ‘to be’ has no reduced negative forms. Therefore, mā … nistim would be an equivalent to these English sentences: We are not … ; We aren’t … ; We’re not … Exercise 2 We all had lunch an hour ago. None of us are gorosne ‘hungry’ now. Complete the following sentences to express this. ____ man gorosne ____ I am not hungry.

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