Hello everyone! How are you?
How was the music in our last lesson? I hope you liked it.
If you remember, we had some discussions on ‘neither…nor’, ‘either…or’, ‘both…and’, and ‘not only…but also’ during lessons 101 – 104. Hopefully, all of you remember those lessons. If not, please be kind enough and go back to learn them first before we continue!
From today, we are going to expand these combinations a bit further. I guess it will take us a few weeks to do so.
Let us start with the example we already have in lesson 101. Ready?
I am neither a politician nor a businessman. /mæn næh siya:sætmæda:r hæstæm næh ta:jer/. Do you remember this?
What we are going to do during this lesson and the next few lessons is to replace simple verbs, such as ‘is‘ – ‘am‘ – ‘are‘, with ‘real verbs‘! Take a look at the following example:
This boy neither reads nor writes.
As you notice, we have two main verbs in this sentence (read – write).
Now we want to know how this structure works in Persian.
It is very easy if you know lessons 101 – 104 fluently.
Ok, let’s begin:
Translate these very simple sentences: (you have 10 seconds for each)
1- He reads =
2- Ali reads =
3- This boy reads =
4- He writes =
5- Ali writes =
6- This boy writes =
1- 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10. Finished? Great! If not, please study Present Simple Tense afresh!
Yes, just translate them in Present Simple Tense. That’s all.
Now, replace those ‘is‘, ‘am‘, ‘are‘ with these main verbs in your sentences.
This boy neither reads nor writes. = /in pesær næh mikha:næd næh minevisæd/. Very easy, isn’t it?
Now, let’s see a couple of examples:
1- This boy neither drinks nor eats => /in pesær næh minu:shæd næh mikhoræd/.
2- This boy neither sleeps nor works = /in pesær næh mikha:bæd næh ka:r mikonæd/.
All right, I hope you enjoyed this easy lesson!
Please do the Quiz first. Then go to Useful Drills page to enjoy more!
Have a great time and Khoda Hafez!
(Source: Useful Drills 103 )
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 (in different tenses).
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
7 – 997 – 676 – 796 – 769 – 967 – 557 – 765 – 972 – 297 – 287 – 872 – 887 – 787
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.
(Take care of TASHDID) Painter
See you next week!
April 18, 2016 @ 4:15 pm
I found the Persian lessons very interesting and useful.