Hello everyone, welcome back!
Before we start, I would like to express my deep appreciation to all of you who have been sending me really warm messages during this time. The more feedback you send, the better insight I get, and this will help me organize the theme of the lessons better. Please keep on writing to me. I deeply hope this site is supportive. As I have told you before, I would be really happy just when I saw your progress. Please be kind enough to forgive me if I am not really able to respond to all of your messages.
Has everything been quite clear so far? If not, please let me know. Hopefully, we will complete part one next week. Then, we will take a very short review of what we have already learned before we start part two which will bring us the real work.
So far, we have learned 26 letters. As always, let’s see what we learned last week. Last week we learned these four letters: , , , . Click here if you need to listen to them once more.Fa to Gaf
Today, we are going to learn four more letters.
27. This is the big letter ‘L’ in Persian. It is called /la:m/.Lam
Like other big letters, it comes at the end of the words and stands either attached or separated from other letters.
This one is the small letter /la:m/.
Note: this small letter can be written in two ways only when it is attached to /alef/. You may find it either as in , or as in . Both of them are the same.
When combined with the vowels, it may be pronounced as .All Lam
28. This is the big letter ‘M’ in Persian. It is called /mim/.Mim
This one is the small letter /mim/.
When combined, it may be pronounced as . Here!All Mim
29. This is the big letter ‘N’ in Persian. It is called /nu:n/, like ‘noon’ in English.Noon
This is the small letter /nu:n/.
When combined, it maybe pronounced as .All Noon
30. This one can be a good equivalent for English ‘V’, but sometimes it has a different function. For example, sometimes it is pronounced as /u:/ in ‘tool’. In this case, it works other than English ‘V’. We will learn more about it later in more appropriate sections. This letter is called /va:v/.Vav
This letter has only one form.
When combined, it may be pronounced as .All Vav
Note: as you noticed, this letter when combined with long vowel /u:/ is pronounced as both /vu:/ and /u:/. It depends on different words. As far as I remember now, this letter is pronounced /vu:/ in just a few words, and in most cases it is pronounced as /u:/. You will become more familiar with it later.
Ok. Click here if you want to listen to these four letters once more.Lam to Vav
All right. With this, we come to the end of lesson 8. I hope you enjoyed it.
Don’t forget to check the Let’s write and Useful drills pages now.
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August 23, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
i loved to learn persian and rightnow i can understand some words but still learning thanks to you :D
February 15, 2013 @ 2:44 pm
Thank you so much for this website! I am trying to learn Persian so I can speak to my husband’s family and our baby daughter can grow up bilingually. I have already learned the alphabet and a few fixed phrases so I’m zipping through these first lessons and I’m looking forward to learning some grammar so I can use the words I know :-) Please don’t ever take this offline!
January 16, 2014 @ 2:51 am
Sounds like your really motivated! I grew up in a bilingual family speaking farsi(persian). I spoke farsi primarily with my mother, and english primarily with my father. It’s so nice being able to speak both languages. Anywho, I’m fluent in Farsi conversationally, but looking at learning how to read/write again. I’m looking to study with motivated people, so if your up for it, maybe we can work together! My email is Rezazandirz@gmail.com. Good luck!
January 16, 2014 @ 11:41 am
Thanks, but I’m a long way off that at the moment! I’m sure there are loads of others in your situation though who can speak but not read/write yet.
February 20, 2013 @ 4:12 pm
i realy appreciate this website n i m happy that i can learn persian. thanx for this site
August 30, 2013 @ 4:43 pm
Thank you so very much for this website. I’m learning persian due to personal reasons and after only two days, I can use nearly the whole alphabet. This is manly your achievement!!!
September 30, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
Thank you, this site is helping me so much to learn Farsi!
October 13, 2013 @ 5:43 pm
Thank you very much Hassan…. You are doing such a great job!!!
February 12, 2014 @ 6:35 pm
These lessons are extremely interssing and made easy; You are a great teacher; compliments
March 27, 2014 @ 10:50 pm
This is awesome! I am so glad I found it. I have been learning random words and phrases from some of my Iranian friends and can write and read a little, but conversationally i would be lost. Hopefully this will be what I need! If there are any fluent Persians out there who would like to help me study my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I will take all the help I can get!
June 23, 2014 @ 3:12 pm
This is a very good and thorough course, taking you through each step with good explanation.
October 8, 2014 @ 10:33 pm
Thank you for this website. I’m a language lover, I speak English, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish, Italian and little French and Spanish. I was always curious about something different from Latin alphabet so I found this nice site. Congratulation! Thank you for writing so clear and good and building up so careful and step by step this nice language. I like the way how you explain and I can’t stop…I got addicted
January 22, 2016 @ 11:53 pm
Hi thank you for the website! I have one question. So the big letter V is also the long vowel?
June 22, 2016 @ 8:49 am
Hi im Iranian and I think you writing so good but you know you need audio file it is better to learning!
August 10, 2016 @ 7:29 am
This website is really good.Thank you for all your effort in enabling us to learn persian.
Yosef Chayim Khorramian
October 31, 2016 @ 4:38 am
It would be cool if you had a review of everything so far after each section!
November 13, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Hassan, inshaallah I will one day meet you in Persia and speak with you in flawless farsi :)
Thank you so much for you great work!