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Ali Baba Restaurant
- Fine Persian and Mediteranian Cuisine - Orlando, Florida USA
Amir's Persian Imports
- Persian Rugs and Collectibles
- A marketing and advertising company in Mashhad, Iran
Arash International Market
- International and Iranian Market in Denver
Austin Skyline Realty
- At your service in Austin, Texas USA
A2Z Computer Solutions & Training
- Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
- Persian and Iranian Grocery & Super Markets
Bijan Persian Rugs
- Austin & San Antonio, Texas USA
- Computer System Integration & Consulting, Southern California
Dr. Jalali D.D.S.
- Family Dentistry, Twin Cities, Minnesota USA
Dr. Simin Khorrami D.D.S.
- Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Houston, Texas USA
Edward M. W. Ng, LL.B.
- Immigration and Refugee Lawyer - Canada
Iliah Motors - London - Service & repair of BMW, VW, Peugeot, Mercedes, Vauxhall, ...
- 100% Organic Kona Coffee - Hawaii
Kazempour Oriental Rugs
- Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
- Legal, Passport & Iranian Government Services in D.C.
Long Lake Family Dentistry
- New Brighton, Minnesota USA
Mash Hassan Barbary
- Persian Market & Bakery, Sterling Virginia USA
- Commercial & Residential Electrical Works in Austin, Texas USA - Licensed & Insured
Money Exchange & Transfer
- Exchange & Transfer Iranian Currency
Parvizian & Sons Oriental Rugs
- Houston, Texas USA
Persian Bazaar ©
Phoenicia Mediterranean Supermarket
- Persian Specialties, Austin, Texas USA
- Design and Printing - Farsi, English & German - Las Vegas
- Online gallery, Limited edition art work and Appraisal
- General Contractor and Real Estate Consultant - Los Angeles
Shahed Duty Free Shops
- Iranian Caviar - Fresh at the Tehran Airport
- Farsi & Turkish Translation & Web Design
- Satellite Finder, Satellite Dish and more
Soraya's Child Care
- Quality Child Care & Education, Austin, Texas USA
- Worldwide Tea Companies and Websites
- A selection of travel agents and tour operators in Iran
Universal Software Solutions
- Office & Medical Management Solutions
Zaytoon International Market
- International and Iranian Market in Denver
Faith & Hope Publishing
Iranian Christians International
Kanoon Andishe Masihi
- Societry of Persian Christian Studies
Nejat Music Productions
Petra Broadcast Corporation
- Illustrated Persian Farsi Alphabet with Songs for Children
- An academic linguistic profile from UCLA
Farsi - Persian Language -
Persian Language, also known as Farsi, is the most widely spoken
member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages, a
subfamily of the Indo-European languages. It is the language of
Iran (formerly Persia) and is also widely spoken in Afghanistan
and, in an archaic form, in Tajikistan and the Pamir Mountain
Persian is spoken today primarily in Iran, Afghanistan, but was historically a more widely understood language in an area ranging from
the Middle East to India. Significant populations of speakers in other Persian Gulf countries (Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, People's
Democratic Republic of Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates), as well as large communities in the USA.
English to Persian
Overview of the Farsi Language
...... Courtesy of Transparent Language
Farsi, also known as Persian, is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, as well as other area. It is a member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.
The Farsi Alphabet
The Farsi alphabet is based on the Arabic alphabet, although it has some additional letters that do not exist in Arabic. The Farsi alphabet consists of 32 letters. Some of letters, like "be", represent sounds that are familiar to English speakers. Others, like "gheyn", represent sounds that are not used in English. Most of the letters of the Farsi alphabet are consonants, with the exceptions of the letters "alef", "vaav", and "yaa". The letter "alef" is a long vowel, while "vaav" and "yaa" can be either consonants or long vowels depending on their placement within a word.
Farsi is usually written using only consonants and long vowels. Short vowels are not shown in writing, as if the word "container" were written as "cntnr". There are small marks which can be used above or below letters to indicate short vowels, but these diacritic marks are normally used only by children or by people learning Farsi as a foreign language. The short vowels are pronounced even though they are usually not written.
Farsi is written in a flowing script that runs from right to left, the opposite of English. Most Farsi letters connect to the letters preceding and following them, just as in English cursive writing. Because of these connections, letters often change shape depending on their placement within a word. Generally, a letter will have one shape at the beginning of a word, another shape in the middle of a word, a third shape at the end of a word, and a fourth shape when it is standing by itself.
The Farsi language has many loanwords, most of which come from Arabic, English, French, and the Turkic languages. Farsi has likewise influenced the vocabularies of many of these languages in turn.
Farsi grammar is comparatively simple. Farsi nouns do not have gender and there is only one case marker (used for the accusative case). Farsi adjectives usually follow the nouns they modify, although there are special constructions in which they may appear before the nouns. Verbs are conjugated by adding prefixes and suffixes to indicate tense, mood, and person. The most common word order is Subject-Object-Verb, although other orders are often possible.
Regular practice is important to learn to speak Farsi well. That's why good Farsi software programs can be so useful. It's easier than ever to begin to speak Farsi with the language resources and software from Transparent Language. We wish you good luck in your endeavors to learn Farsi!