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  1. Rida
    June 30, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    why are there two “you”? To and shoma?

    • PersianLearner
      July 1, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

      To show respect we use “شما” instead of “تو” It is explained in later lessons.

      • sadia
        July 16, 2012 @ 12:17 am


    • shosha
      July 16, 2012 @ 1:21 am

      تو tou can be used for singular “you” and شما shuma can be used for plural “you ” or can be used for respect as well

    • Zinat
      July 2, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

      Shoma is used if there is a group of people or for respect and is used frequently in writing. Tu is what my dad calls “street talk” and is used when speaking, not writing. Tu can sometimes be rude, especially to elders, so shoma is the word I suggest u use more often.

  2. kay
    July 21, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    i am a beginner in farsi language,i got all the alphabets well..but i am failing in words formation in farsi writting.please hel`p

  3. dee
    July 24, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Why are there two ‘they’ pronouns? If they are not gender specific, are they used in different contexts?

    • a
      August 19, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

      While I am pleased with the effort put into this site and it is helpful to me, he could stand to improve his teaching style by being more thorough.

      • Faye
        October 31, 2012 @ 4:03 am

        If you are so concerned about his teaching style then go find you Rosetta Stone and spend the bucks and stop complaining. Be appreciative of all this work Hassan has put into this website. This site is amazing and his work is very clear and easy to follow. People like you who have nothing better to do but to complain just make me sick……………GREAT WORK Hassan!!! Me and my son are learning so much from your efforts. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! :-)

        • Ken Brewer
          June 18, 2015 @ 9:58 pm

          I have Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur. Pimsleur gives a more conversational approach. Rosetta Stone makes sure that you pronounce it correctly. Hassan’s website informs me of how the sentences are placed together. With Rosetta Stone, I was not always sure about what I was saying exactly. The man is eating or the man has food, etc. This website gives sentence structure, which is what I was looking for. Since the verb often comes at the end of a sentence, I almost feel like Yoda. Kataab injawst – Book here is. Rosetta Stone would be Kataab injaw ast, without the contraction that Pimsleur uses. Once again, this is a well done website. It complements what I already have.

  4. clau
    September 13, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Hassan, Anha= they, and which one is the second they? Aswell, can you use “va” for and?

  5. clau
    September 13, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    Nevermind my comment above, I realized my mistake haha

  6. Matteo
    November 5, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Thank you for your great and amazing work! I have started to learn Persian just few weeks ago! You did a really good job, even for someone that speak french like me, it’s wonderfull. It’s a pleasure to share it with my iranian love, she’s really proud of me, thanks to you ;-). Love makes us really stronger :-D

  7. Ryan
    December 24, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    This website is fantastic! it is simple, straightforward, and is designed in an amazing progressive style. People say learning farsi is hard, but u make it quite easy. Thank you for all your hard work in creating this internet treasure.

  8. sweetmuseek
    February 2, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    This is not an easy language and I think you have done a great job Hassan. Thank you so much for all the time and effort and assistance to all of us. Thank you very much!

  9. asad
    February 8, 2013 @ 2:17 pm


  10. Alex
    February 8, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    Persian is a beautiful lenguage i love it.

  11. sofie
    February 15, 2013 @ 4:46 am

    Dear Hassan, for me and daughter this website is perfect. Please keep up the good work. You have done an excellent job. God bless you my dear.

  12. Alechjo
    February 21, 2013 @ 5:07 am

    Hassan, thank you so much for this site. It’s definitely been pivotal in my study of this amazing language. Salaam.

  13. Adil
    March 12, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    great lessons
    i had a question about pronunciation of you is it tu with a ﺕ like in Urdu language or toe in english with emphasis on /ʈ/

  14. Katie
    March 16, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

    I am going in the army after college and I am going to be a linguist so I need to learn how to speak Farsi and Dari and this really helps thank you, we get taught all about the country and language for two years though but this is helpful.

  15. Kianoush
    March 17, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    very good site, please don’t delete it and go on with it! Well explained, not too much at once, short motivating lessons. Much better than many books!!

  16. naqvi
    April 17, 2013 @ 4:23 am

    very good effort by these lessons .visited this site today and started from very first lesson :) hope within 6-7 months i will be able to speak persian .very best regards

  17. Sayyadah Mariam Fatemah
    May 2, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    i learnt and understood farsi better here then when i was in Qom…. only problem is construction sentences one word 4-7 sentences which is very hard….. where and when is ISHAN used? mamnoon… KATIE FARSI AND DARI ARE SIMILAR LIKE HINDI AND URDU OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN… PLEASE CAN YOU POST SOME OR ALOT OF ISLAMIC HADITHS IN FARSI PLEASE…….

  18. Sayyadah Mariam Fatemah
    May 2, 2013 @ 12:39 pm


  19. Karen Wang
    April 5, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    I just have one question: Why don’t those words show the vowels (o/short a/ e) I mean, for example, “you” is shoma, but it doesn’t show the o in there?

    • Soli
      July 20, 2015 @ 8:33 am

      Hi. We don’t write short vowels in persian. We just pronounce them.

      • Tony Joe
        March 27, 2016 @ 8:27 am

        As we know, there are 3 short vowels in persian. If we donnot write short vowels in persian, then how do we know the letter pronounce /æ/, /e/or /o/?

  20. Thomas
    January 16, 2015 @ 8:51 am

    Hassan, once more, all my congratulations for your website and advice. I have one comment to improve this lesson. As it is the very first lesson where we see full words in farsi and not only letters, could you explain how we could guess the vowel in the words when they are not written ? I guess you will answer to this question later on, I can of course wait and I will learn the pronouns by heart meanwhile. It is actually the same question as Karen Wang. Thanks again for your incredible support !

    • Soli
      July 20, 2015 @ 8:39 am

      Hi. As I know there’s no way we can guess the short vowels. The only way is learning the words and listening to them so we can automatically distinguish the vowels.

      • Tony Joe
        March 27, 2016 @ 8:35 am

        So, we just learn the words and remember them. We will know how to distingguish short wowels automaticaolly. Fine.

  21. test
    February 16, 2016 @ 6:48 am

    lookie here

  22. Dave Johnson
    February 19, 2016 @ 4:46 pm

    I want to say, “Thank you”, for your educational website. I am up to about Lesson 12 now, and I plan to continue.

    There are so many good things about this site. Before settling on this one, I looked at a number of others. Your site combines a gentle approach, sharing with the student just enough to make progress, with an almost rigorous presentation of the pronunciation. The transliterations are precise and consistent. By reading the transliteration side-by-side with the arabic version of the words, I have been able to learn the how the arabic letters are used, and it is actually fun to sound out the words from the arabic.

    I look forward to studying later lessons.

    Thank you again. Great site!

  23. Mohsin Raza
    March 13, 2016 @ 5:41 am

    I am beginner. Please help me, if I need. From Pakistan.

  24. Cena
    June 22, 2016 @ 8:59 am

    Im Iranian if you have a problem to learn persian I can help you
    This is my telegram id. @C_ena