Persian Lesson 23 – How to Use Nouns with Adjectives, use /ye/ or /-e-/
Salam! Khosh amadid!
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Thanks God we have no questions for this week! (Joke that is!!)
Now let’s begin.
Last week, we learned how to use a noun with an adjective. As you remember, unlike English, adjectives come after nouns in Persian and there can be two conjunctions between nouns and adjectives: /ye/, and /-e-/ sounds. Today we are going to practice more with this to make sure that everything is clearly understood.
Note: in all the above phrases, ‘a’ does not mean ‘one’. Rather it’s an ‘indefinite article’. We could put /yek/ in front of all the above Persian phrases or /i:/ sound at the end of adjectives if ‘a’ referred to ‘one’. Please look at the following examples:
A house = /kha:neh/.
I sold a house = /mæn yek kha:neh ra: foru:khtæm/. Or /mæn kha:neh i: ra: foru:khtæm/.