27 Comments

  1. Ali Abid Shah
    April 13, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Dear Mr Hassas! Aslamo Alaikum!! i hope that you eill be fine.am a big fan of farsi (paersian) because it is a sweat language and most important thing that our most of history written in farsi.Also farsi language ias also famous for his grat poet like Sherazi and sadi and most others famous names in history.So from my child hood i like to learn pharsi.I belong to pakistan and my mother tongue is Urdu and we have same alphabet as yours and some words also.
    Due to my intrust in farsi while checking on internet that how can i learn the farsi i found your side and now i learning your lesson.
    i can read pharsi most of the words but my main problem is grammar and lack of vocabalary.
    I want that i can read,speak and write farsi fluently.
    i think most most important think of any language is the daily pharasis which are used be the person who belong to the same language.so please also add persian day to phrasis with their meaning used by the local person.
    Please give me advise that which books i should read to improve the language.i belong to pakistan and now a days i am working in Dubai.

    Thank you that you prepared a side where any one can learn the great language.

    Best regards,

    Ali Abid Shah

  2. Joy
    July 13, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Agha Hassan… your site is just wonderful. I am learning and enjoying a lot. Right now I just completed Lessons 1 – 9. I can speak Urdu and thus am familiar with the Persian alphabet, but your site is really helping me to understand the differences in pronunciation between the two languages.

  3. Tanya
    September 18, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

    It seems that at the point in the lesson when new letter is introduced and a word containing that letter is presented, we should be able to click on the word to hear how the new letter sounds in that word. For example, after the statement “It appears at the end of the words only and stands separated from other letters. Like this one: Maeh” we should be able to to click on “Maeh” and hear the word.
    By the way…I love you website!

  4. Salahi
    November 20, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    such a good site, thanks!!!

  5. marchella
    December 22, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    I can’t believe how Kind you are to create such a Site. There are hundreds of us in our group using this weekly to learn persian. We are now reading and writingthanks to your giving spirit. Your hard work has helped us tremendously to communicate as we volunteer in the US to to help the people of Iran. Thank you

  6. Douglas
    January 29, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    Did we not allready learn the “he” in a previous lesson? i will just keep on going. but i have to say it is a little confusing.
    nontheless , great site! thanks a lot lot!

  7. Ella Press
    February 14, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    You make this seem so easy! I loved learning the alphabet and can’t wait to get into the next lessons. Thank you, thank you!

  8. Monika Vikić Vidljinović
    June 27, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    سلام
    حالث چطوره؟
    Thanks to you, I can write this now. I knew a few words but I couldn’t write it. I was looking for site like yours for a long time and I couldn’t find it. I was happy as a child when I found this. Thank you very much!

  9. Ziyoda Shukhratkhon
    July 8, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Dear agha Hassan!
    You are a great teacher! Thanks a lot for taking pains for creating this website and teaching us:)
    Ziyoda.

  10. Marion
    July 19, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Hi!

    Thank you for your website you’re doing great with the explanations! I was wondering if it was normal that the small form of /he/ doesn’t look like the same form on the writing page? It confuses me a bit.

  11. Aamir
    December 9, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Hi…Love your work. I just had one doubt. Is persian spoken in Iran is same as that which is spoken in India and pakistan?

  12. Lise Strieder
    December 28, 2013 @ 2:41 am

    Hassan,
    I’m back. I started the lessons and then lost the interest for a while but now plan on 30 minutes every day. Farsi is fun! Your lessons are superb.
    L. S.

  13. Annalisa
    January 9, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    I just want to thank you for this great and helpful web site!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  14. Nick Towns
    January 18, 2014 @ 8:13 am

    Agha Hassan Joon, This site is great. I am half Persian, Half Black(African-American), and I just returned from a month and half in Iran. i’m ready to learn.

  15. Nick Towns
    January 18, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    One more think, I didn’t really understand what a sokoon was in lesson 9. If you have more time, could you give more detail.

    • Manaar
      May 17, 2014 @ 2:39 am

      Sokoon: It indicates that the consonant to which it is attached is not followed by a vowel; this is a necessary symbol for writing consonant-vowel-consonant syllables.

  16. John Manning
    February 21, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    Hello, Hassan —
    I share the gratitude expressed by others. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this site together.
    As I make written notes on the regular lesson, I find it useful to have both the regular lesson and the writing lesson open in two windows of my browser, but each time I want to open the writing lesson I have to go to the end of the regular lesson to find the link. Would be useful to have a link to all the writing lessons at top of home page — like Lessons 1-50, only Writing Lessons 1-50.
    Thanks —
    John in San Francisco

  17. Karen Wang
    April 5, 2014 @ 1:49 am

    Hello~ Thanks for posting these lessons. I love the writing system of language like arabic and persian, and I heard that Persian is easier than arabic so I chose to learn this. I know Persian would still be difficult to me since my home language is Mandarin and Cantonese, and then I move to America so I can speak English. I really love this website, and thank you so much again because this make this less difficult for me.

  18. Abu Haladi
    April 16, 2014 @ 5:22 am

    Dear Mr Hasan, I have comment for pronounciation of /sokoon is close to second /se ken/ instead of address /ed dres/, even I’m Indonesian, I hope, the english tounge is able to correct my opinion. That’s all, later in case I find it again, I’ll convey it to you.
    Best Regards,
    Tasripin Adiwijaya

  19. Abu Haladi
    April 16, 2014 @ 5:32 am

    or Second / sæ kæn/ between æ and u , or : /sæ kun/ , Is it right? From Tasripin A

  20. Jules
    April 29, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    I’m so proud of myself! I finished the whole alphabet in two days! I’ll need a few more days to really get it down pat. My dad is from Iran and I can’t speak to that side of the family who can’t speak English, so I’m hoping to learn Farsi so I can talk to people and read/write poetry. (It also gives me a break from the other language I’m learning for work/school.)

    Thank you for this site. It’s very well done! It breaks things down and makes it less intimidating.

  21. Julia
    May 19, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    I’m from Spain and I’m going to Tehran next summer. Thanks, for these Persian lessons which are very very useful for me.

  22. Rachele
    February 28, 2015 @ 10:57 pm

    Youu actually make it see so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would ever understand.
    It seems tooo complicated and extremely briad for
    me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I wiill try to get the hang of it!

  23. JUN
    June 23, 2015 @ 3:15 am

    yeah. a good website to learn Farsi. if putting some daily dialogues people used often. (both texts and sounds),it will be more excellent for us to know about the attractive persian culture . And thank youfor your lectures.

  24. Sasha
    July 26, 2015 @ 3:38 pm

    I have a question about one additional letter which appears in Farsi keyboard, and it is: ئ
    How is this letter used and pronounced?

  25. alptekin
    December 6, 2015 @ 9:26 am

    I can’t believe how easy it was to learn the alphabet with your technique. Many thanks and congratulations.

  26. armaan
    February 1, 2016 @ 8:41 am

    Salam o alekom .. i don’t know how to pronounce persian and how to write it. but little bit i m trying to speak farsi .. but confusing is there that i dont understand that zal, ze, zhe, zad, za, this letters used in which words .. plzz tell me,, its very hard