Salam! Khosh amadid!
Hello everyone, welcome back!
Before we start today, I need to talk some about the changes I have made on this site. First, don’t be afraid! I am not closing this site as many of you have written to me! I am sorry if the site was unavailable for almost a day or so. I had to transfer the site to a new server because of the increasing number of visitors that needed extra monthly bandwidth. To meet your need, I had to withdraw from my contract with the previous Webhost while I, still, had some six more months to use it. I, therefore, bought new web space and started uploading the entire site once more to the new server, which took me some two days online! State of facing complete bankruptcy!!
As for the appearance of the site, the number of the lessons was increasing and I thought it would be difficult for you to keep track of the previous lessons. This was one of the main reasons that made me bring this much changes in the appearance of the site. I hope I have taken the right step! Please let me know your suggestions and please be patient with me if I am not really able to write back to many of you. My sincere apologies. You can bring a lot of change. I will also appreciate if you kindly let me know of any probable broken links that might have occurred because of these changes. On the homepage, I have put our regular weekly links on the same side and transferred the rest of the links to the right side of the page to make navigation easier. At the top of all pages, there is a link to the first 75 lessons. Thank you for your patience and thank you for still being with me.
All right, now let’s continue our previous discussions.
The last lesson was about Adjectives in Persian. Today, we will expand it a bit more. Ready?
You already know how to say this: Parastou is beautiful. Please try it again (you may use any of the Persian words for ‘beautiful’).
Did it? Great!
Now, we want to say this: Parastou is more beautiful.
Got the idea? Wonderful!
Today, we are going to learn Comparative Adjectives in Persian. Don’t worry! It’s very easy!
As you know, ‘Beautiful’ means /khosh gel/.
Now, look at this word: /tær/.
Put /tær/ after the adjectives (here: khosh gel), and you will have /khosh gel tær/. Any problems? Good!
Now, let’s use this newly made adjective in our first sentence (Parastou is beautiful). We will have: /pæræstu: khosh gel tær æst/, which means ‘Parastou is more beautiful’ (sentence NO 1 – remember this sentence).
Still with me? Good!
In short, /tær/ means ‘more’ (in this structure). From now on, just put /tær/ after your adjectives and you will have ‘More + Adjective’.
Very easy, isn’t it? Persian is sugar!!
Now that we know how to say ‘More + Adjective’ in Persian, I want to take one more step if you have no objections!
How do you say this: Parastou is more beautiful than Parisa (is).
Who is more beautiful? Parastou.
Put ‘Parastou’ in the beginning and look at this word: /æz/.
Put the second name ( Parisa) after /æz/. Currently, we have /pæræstu: æz pærisa:/ (sentence NO 2 – remember this sentence).
Now, put sentence NO 1 above (without subject) after sentence NO 2 and we will have /pæræstu: æz pærisa: khosh gel tær æst/.
In short: /æz/ means ‘Than’ in this structure.
Is Persian still sugar? No? Try the following examples to change your mind!
Parastou is younger than Paris (is).
/pæræstu: æz pærisa: jæva:n tær æst/.
Difficult? Of course not!!
Parastou is taller than Parisa (is).
/pæræstu: æz pærisa: bolænd tær æst/.
Parastou is shorter than Parisa (is).
Short = /ku:ta:h/. Also, /ghæd ku:ta:h/.
/pæræstu: æz pærisa: ku:ta:h tær æst/.
Did you change your mind? Well done!
Please do the quiz first and then go to useful drills page to have more work to do!
That’s it for today. See you next week!
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:
14 – 41 – 411 – 114 – 141 – 401 – 410 – 104
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.
Please go to Useful drills page to practice more.
Let’s write page is waiting for you if you want to learn and practice Persian writings.
See you next week!
September 15, 2012 @ 3:36 pm
i’m sorry if i ask something stupid, but i didn’t know to translate the audios from he quiz. Did i missed a lesson, or they apear for the first time here?
December 17, 2012 @ 7:38 pm
No, you didn’t miss anything. This is the first lesson in which they appear. Hassan may be trying something new with them.