49 Comments

  1. Farzaneh
    April 23, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    In addition to this drill, I have written the words down and attempted to learn what is written. However, I do not know how to correctly pronounce the word and and its translation. For an example, how do I know that axe is translated to tabar. I was reading it as “ta-be-rr”. Please help me help myself.

    Best Regards,
    Farzaneh

    • Amir
      April 24, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

      I’ve been trying to teach my son Persian since 2007. It is really difficult as he is not between Iranian but i never gave up. I think the key of success is repeating.

      • Amir
        April 24, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

        If you need more help u can email me and i can share my experience with u.

        • nobahar
          April 25, 2012 @ 10:06 am

          salam khaste nabashid man daneshjoeh arshad zabana baray proposal mikham dar mored namehaye irani etelaty darin (format how write )be man send konid montazer emailtan hastam motsharekeram

        • bella
          May 19, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

          Hi i am 10 years old and my family is persian and i would love to speak and write farsy if you can help i would love it.My email address is arabellaguevara@yahoo.com.

          Thank You

    • Hassan H
      April 25, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

      Dear Farzaneh
      You are right; I should have used those ‘signs’ to make pronunciation easier.
      I will try to fix this as soon as possible.

      Also, Amir jan,
      many thanks for your support.

      Best,
      Hassan

  2. Kia
    May 5, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Hassan jan,

    Thank you so much for these lessons, they are truly the best resource possible! Your dedication and kindness are greatly appreciated.

    • Hassan H
      May 7, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks Kia

  3. Felix the Persian Admirer
    June 1, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Just found this site and I have to thank you for this truly great site. It strikes a balance between being ease of approach and being informative (not too hard but not too repetitive).

  4. Dani
    June 13, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Thank you for the great site! It’s perfect. Can you do one for Arabic? :)

  5. Charanjeet
    June 30, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Thanks Alot !!! I have successfully learnt first letter

  6. Charanjeet Singh
    June 30, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    Book marked !!!! …..ThankS alot

  7. Riccardo
    July 13, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Salam.
    I’m an italian man married with a persian woman since 3 years. I’m trying to learn persian to make her happy :) Thank you so much for this precious site!
    Khodahafez!
    Riccardo

  8. shree
    July 18, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

    just i found this page and i really appreciated it..I’m a Malaysian Indian girl.now i want to learn this language to communicate with some of the friends in Iran..
    successfully i learnt the first letters…hopefully i can learn this language well… :praying: thank you, f0r creating this page :)

  9. Sanaz Shaghaghi
    August 15, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    Hello i was wondering what this phrase means and if Like the Big B is just A b not a word or letter im lost. :o

    • Camal Al Ouali
      August 15, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

      The big B is ب , its when the B is alone, not attached to other letters, and the little is when its attached

    • Ata
      September 21, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

      hi all
      i’m iranian. if anyone want to help learning persian, contact me
      my yahoo id: ata_site@yahoo.com

  10. Mina
    September 1, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    The big “B” appears only at the end. The small “b” can be first or in the middle, but never last.

  11. shafaq
    September 3, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    i have selected persian as a subject due to my intrests in learning languages! but had no idea what it is like! thank you for this lovely site! helped alot!

  12. ydorapHorace
    September 6, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Hey my name is Horace, from Jamaica and learning persian(at advanced level now). need some native persian speakers to try and better my skills. you can add me on facebook, facebook.com/herrhorace . I also speak spanish, german and some russian so if you need any help with those you can contact me.
    khoda hafez

  13. ali
    October 6, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    thank you so much for your great effort.

  14. Dee
    October 12, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    I did the exercise rather quickly. Thanks for the great explanations.

  15. Cyrus
    December 29, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    God bless the person behind this site! I’m an Iranian American trying to connect to my heritage and this is probably the best site for learning Farsi. Thanks so much!

  16. Anees
    January 3, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    Thank you very much. Since I am Pakistani it was very easy to learn first lesson since it is similar to Urdu. lets hope for best in future.

  17. Free Spirit
    January 15, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Trapped in a multi-cultural society, and is beign forced to learn farsi and arabic. This site is really a big help. Thank you.

  18. Ella Press (@EllaPress)
    February 13, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    Wow, this was super easy and completely understandable! Thanks so much for these lessons!

  19. Nicole
    May 2, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    I have a question, I am learning this language to communicate better with some friends. I wanted to know if my friends in Afghanistan will also be able to understand me better or is the dialect too different?

    • Myfanwy
      June 10, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

      Your Afghan friends will understand just fine if they are Dari speakers. The pronunciation is a little different, but not too much.

  20. Mariella
    June 27, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

    Hi there.Iam a Sicilian born woman who is married to an Iranian for two years. I really want to be able to communicate better with my family ( in laws) in iran and feel this site will help me to acheive my goal! Many thanks for this wonderful site :)

  21. Den
    September 6, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Yes you are truly a kind person

  22. Martina
    October 12, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    i dont’ find the 2 big letters T ! :-( help me please!

  23. Martina
    October 12, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    i have found sorry ahah !!!

  24. Liane Heuck
    October 13, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I want to get a translate from English to Farsi in letters only use to facebook…..thank you….regards Liane Heuck…..

  25. Hussain Istan
    November 29, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    How long will i need to learn cuz i have just 3 months more before 18, and after that i will need to fled from my country?

  26. dadadd@dadsa.ca
    December 9, 2013 @ 11:41 am

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  27. Natalia
    January 3, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    Hello All!
    If anybody have some extra materials for learning farsi or some advices please let me know.
    Thank you!

  28. Amirhossein
    January 19, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    I am a native Persian speaker who knows English to some extent.
    I need a native from any English-speaking country to proofread my texts since my writing needs some refinement. In return, I will do the same. If any one is interested please contact me to build a win-win bond:)
    amirhossein.imanizadeh@yahoo.com

    and thx for this good website

  29. Di Liddelow
    March 1, 2014 @ 4:19 am

    Thank you, the persian lesson number 1, was very clear and simple. Very helpful

  30. Erik
    March 1, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

    Hello,

    I just finished Lesson 1 thoroughly and found it quite useful. I do have a question that came up while I was doing these drills.

    Since words are written from right to left, why does the big letter come at the end of the word? Do Persian big letters serve a different purpose than English big letters? How does this affect pronunciation? From an English speaking perspective, it appears as though the end letter of a word is capitalized. Example: “persiaN”. Do Persian words begin with small letters? Or is this addressed in later lessons?

    Thank You

    – Erik

    • Madeline
      March 7, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

      Erik,

      I haven’t heard the term big and small letters until I came to this site. What I have learned is that the letters have a beginning, medial, and final form so that the letters will connect nicely. Think of it like cursive writing.

      The “big letters” do not serve the same purpose as capital letters in English. The “big letters” come at the end because they have nothing after them to attach to. “Small letters” are used if the letter needs to attach to another letter.

      As for the letters that cannot attach to anything to their left, I think this is because the letter would look like another letter. For example, if you were to connect aleph (ا) to the next letter, it would look like the letter lam (ل).

      Good Luck learning

  31. tamimafghan
    May 23, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    Hi All, I’m a native persian/Dari Teacher, been teaching over Skype for two years to all ages and abilities. Interested to learn Farsi/Dari quickly? Send me an email to schedule a lesson. Email: darifarsiteacher@gmail.com

  32. Megan
    June 11, 2014 @ 4:12 am

    Thank you for this! I take care of a Persian man who has Down Syndrome and wanted to learn how to communicate better with him. I know basic commands but I’d like to better serve his needs. The only way to do that I see, is to learn Farsi. So for me, this site is a blessing! Thank you so very much.

  33. Mir Shabir
    August 23, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    Hi admin ( Khaliq)

    I am kashmiri, so i already know the script very well. I know a plenty of words also because they resemble with kashmiri, like khasteh( tired ) Tabbar ( axe ) Payeen ( down ) Kitab, Maize( table) and many more.
    I want to learn pronounciation and accent. In addition i want to learn listening skills.
    Khahesh mikonam provide me the needfull data.
    My email address is mirrshabir@gmail.com

  34. tasneem
    September 19, 2014 @ 8:56 pm

    salam i wud love to learn farsi is there any female who can teach thru skype?

  35. Hassan Mujtaba
    October 8, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    Through out my life I had strong desire to learn Farsi, but could not get an opportunity to do it. Thanks to your site I have started learning it.You know ,I am amaze as well as please to start it.

  36. Maria Eugenia Castillo
    May 28, 2016 @ 9:33 am

    I am a Cuban,i am speaking farsi I am started to write in farsi a lot of years ago but you know sometimes when you can comunicate we dont pay attention to write,,these website is very useful i am thinking you are explaining very well and easy to understand,
    Tashakor,,Salomat Boshem!!

  37. Mpho
    August 27, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

    Hi I’m South African. So far I speak only Sotho (home language), English and a bit of Afrikaans. However I’m learning Farsi because I have a huge crush on an Iranian lady. Trying to pull at her heart strings. This is by far the most thoughful and thorough website on Farsi I have come across. I really appreciate your efforts. Thank you.