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This is a practical short book on the Persian Language, as spoken in Iran. Perhaps it might be called Iranian or Persian, but the currently correct word is Farsi.


It was prepared by me, Peter Roberts, and my wife, Helena, when we had a spell working in Iran, near the Persian Gulf.


Before we first went out to Iran, to work as consultants on civil engineering and highway projects, we retained the services of a native speaking Iranian gentleman to teach us some Farsi. As our lessons became more complicated, we started making hand-written notes, and typed them up between lessons. Then we learned them. And so we made use of our typed notes, which later formed the foundation for our book.


Then, once we had arrived in Iran, we found that when we went out of Tehran onto site, very few people spoke English. At first we were alright because we were in a hotel, and so had no problem. However, after a while we transferred to self catering accommodation, and then we had to go to the local markets to buy food and other necessities.


That's where we got the idea of turning our notes into a small book - one each - so that we could get about independently as well as together.


I inserted all the business, office and engineering site vocabulary that I found useful, and my wife, who self-catered for some months there, inserted all the domestic and food words that she found useful as well. So the book is ideal for anyone going to Iran for any length of time and working away from Tehran. Few of the ordinary people speak English - particularly policemen, taxi drivers, workmen, shop keepers, and the like.


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ISBN 978-1-910537-02-2  Electronic Version: Kindle, ePub, iBook

ISBN 978-1-910537-11-4   Printed Version, softback

Peter and Helena Roberts

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It costs only £4.49 including VAT, for either printed or electronic format, and is about 64 - 70 pages of A5 size, depending on the font size used. It has been checked by several native Iranian nationals.

THESE ARE A FEW EXTRACTS FROM THE BOOK

AMAZON

LULU

BACK TO TOP

BOOK DEPOSITORY

The first thing that you will want to know is "What's in it?"   So here is the Table of Contents:


1.     Pronunciation & Grammar  (So we teach you how to pronounce it.)

a)     Vowels

b)     Consonants

c)     Syllabic division     

d)     Plurals

e)     Comparative, superlative

f)     Grammar


2.     Verb Structure (Then we teach you how to communicate using verbs.)

a)     Verb endings

b)     Subject pronouns

c)     Past tense

d)     Present tense

e)     Future tense

f)     To form the negative

g)     To form the imperative

h)     List of useful verbs

i)     Irregular verbs

j)     Regular verbs


3.     Some Handy Vocabulary  (Then we fill you in on the necessary words you will need.)

a)     Greetings

b)     Currency

c)     General

d)     Useful phrases

e)     Colours

f)     Countries and languages


4.     Shopping

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Groceries

c)     Household items

d)     Places to shop

e)     Useful phrases


5.     Dining Out

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Compliments or not!

c)     Useful phrases


6.     Around the house/hotel

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Useful phrases


7.     Travelling by car or taxi or rail

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Useful phrases


8.     Numbers

a)     Cardinal

b)     Ordinal


9.     Calendar


10.     Time     


11.     Work Environment

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Useful phrases

c)     Civil Engineering vocabulary


12.     Cookery and food information

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Useful phrases


13.     At the office

a)     General vocabulary

b)     Useful phrases


14.     Very important signs!  


(Finally, we show you some Persian script signs that are used in public places and that are important because in most cases, they do not have an English word next to them, and you need to be able to recognise them, and/or ask for them by showing the image to local people who don't speak English.)


Of all these, the signs for Male and Female are the most important. That is because you will sometimes need them for the toilets, but mostly, in Iran there is segregation of men from women in many places, such as at airports for checking, in mosques, etcetera, etcetera. So we provide these in the form of images, that you can use for the purpose. We know from personal experience that this will be helpful for you.



VERY IMPORTANT SIGNS TO LEARN


14. VERY IMPORTANT SIGNS in public places


Do try to learn the Farsi words and script shapes.


Entrance/IN          

Vorudi/Vorudi-e

ورود



Exit/OUT

Khuruj

خروج



Toilet

Tuâlet

توالت



Female (e.g. toilets)

Zanâneh    (feminine)

زنان



Male (e.g. toilets)

Mardâneh     (masculine)

مردانه


Hint from Helena Roberts: If you are reading this as a printed book, then try cutting out these last few important symbols from the book and make them into cards. I found it very useful to have little cards to show to people if needed.



WHEN READING THE FOLLOWING EXTRACTS, PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT

THESE ARE JUST TINY SAMPLES FROM A BOOK THAT IS 70 PAGES LONG.

IT CONTAINS A REAL WEALTH OF VERBS, WORDS, AND USEFUL PHRASES.


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