Learn Farsi (Iranian Persian)

Learn Iranian Persian online with practical, real-life situations! Simple, fast and easy learning. Speak Farsi language with confidence. Start now with uTalk!

About Farsi (Iranian Persian)

The Persian language, also known as Farsi, is spoken across Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan, Russia and Iraq. In Afghanistan, it is officially known as Dari and in Tajikistan as Tajiki. This app teaches the Standard Persian from Iran based on the dialect from Teheran, and includes many vocabulary influences from Arabic - whereas Tajiki has many Russian influences and Dari many Pashto influences. Persian is written from right to left in the Perso-Arabic script.

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Fun facts — Persian

  • Persian is one of the few Indo-European languages - along with English - to lack gender. The same word is even used for 'he' and 'she'.
  • 'I’m begging you' in Persian is 'my hand to your skirt'.
  • When Persians see an extremely cute baby, they say, 'May a mouse eat you!'
  • The term 'checkmate', used in chess, comes from Persian: 'shâh mât' literally means 'the King is dead'.

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