By Abdi Rafiee
Colloquial Persian: the entire direction for Beginners has been rigorously constructed by way of an skilled instructor to supply a step by step path to Persian because it is written and spoken this present day.
Combining a transparent, useful and available sort with a methodical and thorough remedy of the language, it equips inexperienced persons with the basic abilities had to converse with a bit of luck and successfully in Persian in a extensive diversity of occasions. No past wisdom of the language is needed.
Colloquial Persian is phenomenal; every one unit provides a wealth of grammatical issues which are bolstered with quite a lot of workouts for normal perform. a whole resolution key, a grammar precis, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues are available on the again in addition to precious vocabulary lists all through.
Key positive factors include:
- A transparent, simple structure designed to assist newcomers gradually increase their talking, listening, studying and writing talents
- Jargon-free, succinct and obviously established causes of grammar
- An broad variety of concentrated and dynamic supportive workouts
- Realistic and exciting dialogues overlaying a huge number of narrative events
- Helpful cultural issues explaining the customs and lines of lifestyles in Iran
- An evaluation of the sounds of Persian..
Balanced, accomplished and lucrative, Colloquial Persian is an quintessential source either for autonomous newcomers and scholars taking classes in Persian.
Audio fabric to accompany the direction is obtainable to obtain unfastened in MP3 layout from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by way of local audio system, the audio fabric positive aspects the dialogues and texts from the booklet and should aid strengthen your listening and pronunciation talents.
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A: What’s your job? B: I’m a (civil) servant. A: Where’s your place of work? B: London, Downing Street, No. 10. A: Are you the Prime Minister? B: Yes, thank you. Language and culture notes How to describe nationality Here is the formula: When a name ends in a vowel, the ending -yi is used: If a place name already ends in i, the following forms may be used: Word stress is shifted over to the suffix in all the above cases. Exercise 1 Fill in the right column. Follow the example. Exercise 2 You have met a Persian speaker at a social gathering.
A: melliyatetun cie? B: beritāniāyi hastam. A: ŝomā mota`ahhelid? B: bale. A: xānometun kojāyi hastand? B: un (h)am beritāniāyie. A: mahall-e tavallodetun kojāst? B: landan. A: sargarmihātun cie? B: musiqi, varzeŝ, motāle`e. A: kāretun cie? B: kārmand hastam. A: mahall-e kāretun kojāst? B: landan, xiābān-e dāwning, pelāk-e dah. A: ŝomā noxost-vazir hastid? B: bale, mot(a)ŝakkeram. A: Are you a woman? B: No. A: What’s your nationality? B: I’m British. A: Are you married? B: Yes. A: Where does your wife come from?
H: Sorry (to bother you). I am Hooshangi. Reza Hooshangi. O: Ah yes, this telephone call’s for you. H: Thank you madam. Hello? … *Both of these are ‘imperative’ forms. For a grammatical explanation, please see ‘Imperative’ on pp. 93ff, 100ff, 374. Language and culture notes Personal pronouns Verb ‘to be’ in the present simple tense How to say ‘I am fine’; ‘you are fine’; etc. Verb budan ‘to be’ The verb normally comes at the end of the sentence. The word ast is the normal equivalent for the English word ‘is’ when there is no emphasis on it.