Colloquial Persian

3rd Edition

By Abdi Rafiee

© 2010 – Routledge

458 pages

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About the Book

Colloquial Persian is easy to use and completely up-to-date!

Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Persian. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes this new edition of Colloquial Persian your best choice in personal language learning?

  • Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice.
  • Clear – concise grammar notes.
  • Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide.
  • Complete – including answer key and reference section.

Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Persian, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations.

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Reading and writing in Persian. Communicating in Persian. 1. سلام salām Greetings. 2. احوالپرسي ahvālporsi Enquiring about Health 3. کجايي هستيد؟ kojāyi hastid? Where are you from? 4. آخر هفته چهکار کرديد؟ āxar-e hafte ce-kār kardid? What did you do at the weekend? 5. منزلتون کجاست؟ manzeltun kojāst? Where’s your home? 6. ورود به تهران vorud be tehrān Arriving in Tehran 7. در ايران dar irān In Iran 8. گفتوگوي خياباني goftogu-ye xiābāni Street talk 9. گرسنهايد؟ gorosneid? Are you hungry? 10. موقعيتهاي اضطراري mouqe`iyathā-ye ezterāri Emergency situations 11. منزل manzel Home 12. گردش gardeēs Going out 13. خريد xarid Shopping 14. خدمات xadamāt Services 15. سلامت و بهداشت salāmat o behdāŝt Health and hygiene 16. روابط با ديگران ravābet bā digarān Relations with other people 17. کار و زبانهاي خارجي kār va zabānhā-ye xāreji Business and foreign languages. Key to the exercises. Reference grammar. Persian-English glossary. English-Persian glossary. Index

About the Author

Abdi Rafiee has been teaching Persian to non-Iranians since 1969.

About the Series

Colloquial Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
JNF020000
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General