Colloquial Persian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Persian as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Persian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Persian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Iran
An overview of the sounds of Persian..
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Persian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Persian.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Abdi Rafiee has been teaching Persian to non-Iranians since 1969.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Reading and writing in Persian. Communicating in Persian. 1. salam Greetings. 2. ahvalporsi Enquiring about Health 3. kojayi hastid? Where are you from? 4. axar-e hafte ce-kar kardid? What did you do at the weekend? 5. manzeltun kojast? Where's your home? 6. vorud be tehran Arriving in Tehran 7. dar iran In Iran 8. goftogu-ye xiabani Street talk 9. gorosneid? Are you hungry? 10. mouqe`iyatha-ye ezterari Emergency situations 11. manzel Home 12. gardees Going out 13. xarid Shopping 14. xadamat Services 15. salamat o behdast Health and hygiene 16. ravabet ba digaran Relations with other people 17. kar va zabanha-ye xareji Business and foreign languages. Key to the exercises. Reference grammar. Persian-English glossary. English-Persian glossary. Index