Cultural Writing. Reference. Middle-Eastern Studies. This is the third edition of Darius Gilani's popular English-Persian (Farsi) dictionary. It includes approximately 22,000 entries and provides the Persian equivalent of an English word, rather than using a descriptive definition. The pronunciation of the Persian rather than the English is emphasized, and the more commonly preferred American usage is cited instead of the British usage that Persian dictionaries have historically used. Gilani is a native of Iran, spending most of his life in the United States studying and teaching languages. He received his BA in 1976 from San Jose State University and completed his MA in linguistics at the same university in 1978. He taught Persian at San Jose State and Stanford universities for fifteen years.
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About the Author
Dariush B. Gilani, a native of Iran, has spent most of his life in the United States studying and teaching languages. He has a MA in linguistics. He taught Persian at Stanford and San Jose State universities for fifteen years. He spent three years compiling this dictionary.
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The concept is excellent, but it falls far short of the mark. This is not a dictionary; rather, it is a poorly differentiated word list. Even though the lexical category of a word may be indicated, no effort is made to differentiate between meanings, e.g. there are 11 entries for the single word "pass." To be sure, we know which is a noun and which is a verb, but we have absolutely no clue as to which "pass" is meant. Which is the way through the mountains? Which is the ticket for the movies? And, since there is no Persian-English volume, there is no chance to cross-reference the words. Basically, I use this list to check my spelling and that's about it. I would recommend it to no one.
This dictionary does not give sufficient information.When I try to find elementary expressions such as 'three years ago',I feel disappointed.In the dictionary there is no word 'ago'.The dictionary lacks words and expressions which are indispensable for study and daily life.