Farsi Lesson 90 – More drills in Past Continuous Tense

Salam Bacheh ha! Haletun chetoreh?

/sæla:m bæcheh ha:/! /ha:letu:n chetoreh/?

Hi everyone, how are you? I hope you are doing good with your daily life as well as your Persian lessons.

Who can tell me why I have written ‘Salam Bacheh ha’ in the beginning?

As you know, Bacheh = child

And, ‘Bacheh ha’ = children

No, don’t get angry! I don’t mean you are children! Actually, this is a friendly way for greeting close friends. You may simply use this when you meet close friends or get into a place where some of your friends are. You can use this for ‘hello boys’ – ‘hello girls’ – ‘hello kids’ – or even ‘hello everybody’ if they are close friends. But, don’t use the singular form of this phrase (hello child! = Salam bacheh!!). The singular form is not accepted! (A piece of culture!!)

All right,

Before we continue, let me simply thank all of you for your kind messages and suggestions. Please keep in touch for sometimes I forget what I am supposed to do!!

Also, thank you very much for your kind notes regarding the Christmas message I have posted on the Homepage: (Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred and you are that temple. Holy Bible 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 => May this Christmas bring peace, love, friendship, and mutual understanding to the peoples of all ideas. Amen! => Happy Christmas!)

I deeply hope the human being will respect each other instead of destroying one another.


Today, we will do some more drills on Useful Drills page to close Past Continuous Tense chapter. Hopefully, this tense was not difficult for you. Please do the Quiz first and then go to Useful Drills.

Have a wonderful Christmas time and a pleasant New Year!


1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat it for a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)




2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (one in simple past tense, one in present perfect tense using ‘for’, one in simple future tense, and one in present continuous tense).





3- Say these numbers in Persian:

89 – 98 – 809 – 890 – 980 – 908 – 909 – 99

4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.

Friend <= /du:st/ < ==

Book <= /keta:b/ < ==

Sunday < ==

Tuesday < ==

Thursday < ==

Wednesday < ==

Saturday =

See you next week!

Lesson 90