Colloquial Persian / Edition 2

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Colloquial Persian is the ideal introduction to the modern language, also known as Farsi, as spoken in Iran. The author, an experienced teacher of the language, has devised a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Persian. No previous knowledge of the language is required. Learning to read and write Persian script is made as easy as possible. For those who wish to communicate in Persian without studying the script, romanization is included throughout. Other features include:

concise grammar explanations

lively dialogues with essential everyday vocabulary

Persian-English and English-Persian glossaries.

Two 60-minute cassettes are available to accompany this course. They will help you perfect your pronunciation and comprehension skills. Colloquial Persian will enable you to speak, read and write Persian with confidence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415157490
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2001
  • Series: Colloquial Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 281
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Abdi Rafiee has been teaching Persian to non-Iranians since 1969.

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Table of Contents


Part One: Communicating in Persian

1. Greetings

2. Enquiring about Health

3. Where are you from?

4. Where's your home?

5. Arriving in Tehran

6. In Iran

7. Street Talk

8. Are you hungry?

9. Emergency Situations

10. Home

11. Going out

12. Shopping

13. Services

14. Health and Hygiene

15. Relations with other people

16. Business and foreign languages

Part Two: Reading and Writing in Persian

1. Introduction

2. The Alphabet (Including the Consonants)

3. The Vowels

4. Unjoinalble Letters

5. Joinable Letters

6. The Glottal Stop

7. Other Signs Used in the Persian Script


Charts 1. The Alphabet: Persian Letters Showing Their Various Shapes in a Word

2. Persian Vowels Showing Their Various Shapes

Reference Grammar

Key to Exercises

Persian-English Glossary

English-Persian Glossary

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