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Facts about Iranian Persian[edit | edit source]

  • Language code (ISO 639-3): pes
  • Autonyms (how to write "Iranian Persian" in Iranian Persian): فارسی
  • Other names for "Iranian Persian": Persian, Western Farsi, Ajamic, New Persian, Parsi, West Persian
  • The Iranian Persian language is spoken in: Iran

Persian, also called Farsi, is part of the Indo-European language family, carrying one of the richest literatures. Since ancient times, it has benefited from the rarest linguistic continuity. The language of poetry written 1200 years ago remains almost identical to that used by Persian speakers today. Persian is spoken by around 120 million people around the world, mainly in Iran but also in parts of Asia Minor and Central Asia.

It is a pluricentric language predominantly spoken and used officially within Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in three mutually intelligible standard varieties, namely Iranian Persian (officially known as Farsi), Afghan Persian (officially known as Dari since 1964) and Tajik Persian (officially known as Tajik since 1999).

It is also spoken natively in the Tajik variety by a significant population within Uzbekistan, as well as within other regions with a Persianate history in the cultural sphere of Greater Iran.

It is written officially within Iran and Afghanistan in the Persian alphabet, a derivation of the Arabic script, and within Tajikistan in the Tajik alphabet, a derivation of the Cyrillic script.

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Persian Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Aryanpour: Persian-English dictionary & French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Arabic

FarsiDic: Persian Dictionary & Persian-English, Arabic, German, Italian

translation of phrases Persian-English

FarsiDicts: Persian-English dictionary

FarsiDictionary: Persian-English dictionary

Dictionary-Farsi: Persian-English dictionary

Langenscheidt: Persian-German dictionary

Free-dict: Persian-German dictionary

Persian academy: Persian dictionary, words approved by the Persian language and literature Academy فرهنگستان زبان و ادب فارسی‎

Etymological dictionary of Persian, English & other Indo-European languages, by Ali Nourai

An etymological dictionary of astronomy and astrophysics English-French-Persian, by Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri, Observatoire de Paris

Loecsen: Persian-English common phrases (+ audio)

Goethe-Verlag: Persian-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary (+ audio)

Defense language institute: basic vocabulary (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

Persian-English dictionary by Sulayman Hayyim (1934)

Comprehensive Persian-English dictionary by Francis Steingass (1892)

Colloquial English-Persian dictionary in the Roman character, by Douglas Craven Phillott (1914)

Persian for travellers by Alexander Finn (1884) (Arabic & Latin characters)

English and Persian dictionary by Sorabshaw Byramji (1882)

Concise dictionary of the Persian language by Edward Henry Palmer (1876) (Arabic & Latin characters)

Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English by Francis Johnson (1852)

Pocket Dictionary of English and Persian by William Thornhill Tucker (1850) (Arabic & Latin characters)

Dictionary in Persian and English by Ramdhun Sen (1841) (Arabic & Latin characters)

Vocabulary of the Persian language by Samuel Rousseau (1805)

Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie: elements of Persian etymology, by Paul Horn (1893)

Persische Studien: etymological studies, by Heinrich Hübschmann (1895)

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Last Lessons[edit | edit source]

NowruzLesson 26: Entertainment and leisure activitiesLesson 25: Sports and active recreationLesson 24: Modern history and contemporary issuesLesson 23: Persian civilization and ancient historyLesson 22: Complex sentences and conjunctionsLesson 21: Using infinitivesLesson 20: Using the imperative moodLesson 19: Travel preparations and bookingsLesson 18: Means of transportationLesson 17: Persian cinema and musicLesson 16: Persian poetry and classical literatureLesson 15: Word order in past tense sentencesLesson 14: Past tense of regular verbsLesson 13: Talking about food and drinkLesson 12: Ordering food and drinkLesson 11: Persian holidays and celebrationsLesson 10: Persian etiquette and hospitalityLesson 9: Possessive pronounsLesson 8: Direct object pronounsLesson 7: Talking about others' daily routinesLesson 6: Talking about your daily routineLesson 5: Present tense conjugation of regular verbsLesson 4: Present tense conjugation of the verb to beLesson 3: Word order in Persian sentencesLesson 2: Introducing yourself and othersLesson 1: Saying Hello and Goodbye0 to A1 CourseThe Practice of Taarof in IranHow to Use be


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