Persian Lesson 7 – Letters /fe/ to /ga:f/

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Hello everyone, welcome back!

I hope you have studied the previous lessons well. As you know, we are so close to the end of part one, which is learning the vowels and letters. I request you to try hard to get fluent in recognizing the letters and pronouncing them with the help of the vowels if you haven’t done it before. After part one is over, we will begin to combine the letters to make single words. Then, we will start combining the words to make sentences. You see, we have got lots of things to do later. Therefore, we may not have enough time to come back to these basics again. That’s why I am asking you on and on to learn these basics first, which will enable us to move faster during our next lessons.

Now let’s begin.

So far we have learned 22 letters, which I hope are not difficult to cope with. As always, let’s review the letters we learned last week before we start today. Last week we learned four letters. Do you remember them? Good! They are , , , . Click here if you need to listen to them once more.

Taa to Ghain

Today we will learn four more letters.

23. This is called /fe/ as fe in fence. This is the big letter.

Fe

And this one is small letter: /fe/.

When combined, it may be pronounced as . Need to hear? Here!

All Fe

24. This is called /gha:f/.

All Ghaf

And you already know the pronunciation of this Latin-based Persian /gh/. Don’t you? It has the same pronunciation of French ‘r’ in ‘bonjour‘.

This is the small letter: /gha:f/.

When combined, it may be pronounced as . Need help? Here.

All Ghain

Note: as you see, these two letters, and , when combined, have the same pronunciation.

25. This is called /ka:f/. As you can guess now, it is the big letter.

Kaf

This one is the small letter: /ka:f/.

When combined, it may be pronounced as .

All Kaf

26. This is called /ga:f/. And of course it is the big letter.

Gaf

This one is the small letter /ga:f/.

When combined, it may be pronounced as .

All Gaf

Click here if you want to listen to the new letters once more, from 23 to 26.

Fe to Gaf

Ok. With this we come to the end of lesson seven. Hopefully, it hasn’t been that much difficult today.

Don’t forget to check the Let’s write and Useful drills pages now.

Feel tired? Hit me!

Lesson 7

Comments

  1. Priyanka Shahheydari says:

    This website has been very helpful in learning farsi.

    Thank you for making this.

    for suggestions. Can you put in a ‘Next Lesson’ button or ‘Previous Lesson’ button on every lesson page. It will be easier to navigate

  2. Khantil Soni says:

    i feel more comfortable with this language because of you sir thank u very much.

  3. جزاك الله خيرا ً كثيرا ً على هذا الموقع الرائع

  4. I think with 24 the audio link should say something else.

  5. This site has been very helpful! But I think it would be easier if there was some sort of a test!!! There is a Test on recognizing the letters but what about a test for recognizing the sounds of the letters and which sound goes to which letter! :)

  6. Hello friends I’m starting a study group via skype. I’m currently an Iranian American student who can fluently speak english as well as farsi, and used to be able to read/write in farsi as I went to kindergarten through second grade in Tehran. I’m working on learning how to read and write again, and mastering my farsi. If anyone would like to join my study group and work together to learn Farsi faster, please shoot me an email. Together we can learn faster than by ourselves. Good luck!

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  7. Salam friends!

    So I’m currently teaching farsi.

    I assume most of you are trying to learn enough farsi to speak with friends or family that you’ve been trying to communicate with for a long time but the ‘language barrier’ (the dreaded barrier) gets in the way. I understand how that feels. I used to feel like that with farsi when I was younger. However, after having lived in Iran for a couple years and visiting it on several occasions(In fact I just got back a week ago from a one month visit), as well as growing up speaking it with my family, I can now communicate with friends and family in Farsi fluently. If anyone wants to speak the language, and understand the Iranian culture so you can talk and connect with those you care about, it’s a lot easier then you think. Fortunately farsi is one of those languages where most of the meaning is expressed directly rather then subtly, such as English.I also believe it’s much easier to learn then English. Therefore it’s very simple picking up the language. And there’s not an endless amount of words to learn. One must understand that 80% of conversations use only 20% of the vocabulary. Therefore, you only need to learn 20% of the words to speak and understand 80% of conversation! The ’80/20′ rule holds true in almost every language. In fact, I don’t even know how to read and write in Farsi anymore, yet I can still speak it fluently and communicate with those I care about. So if your interested in learning how to connect with us Iranians, whether it’s friends, family, coworkers or because you want to visit Iran one day and see it’s breathtaking scenery, amazing culture and extremely hospitable people, then I can help you learn farsi! Contact me at Rezazandirz@gmail.com. Best of luck!

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