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Mentored Persian Course Page

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Persian Grammar Videos

List of Sections

1. Persian Characters

2. Persian Vowels

3. The Verb "To Be"

4. Interrogatives (WH Questions)

5. Ezafe

6. Endings in Farsi

7. Numbers

8. Pluralization

9. Simple Present

10. Simple Past

11. Past Continuous (Past Progressive)

12. Past Perfect (Pluperfect)

13. Present Perfect

14. Counting Words

15. Forming Questions

16. Pronouns

17. Definite Article

18. Conditionals

19. Infinitives and Compound Verbs


1. Persian Characters

How to connect Persian characters

How to connect Persian characters, part 2

Writing Persian characters

A closer look at how to write Persian characters

Persian characters with different forms but same sound

2. Persian Vowels

Long vowels: ā, ī, ū

Short vowels: a, e, o

3. The Verb "To Be"

Short forms of "am", "is", "are"

Long forms of "am", "is", "are"

Past tense of "to be" – "was, were"

4. Interrogatives (WH Questions)

Asking questions using WH words

Asking questions using "What?"

Asking questions using "How?"

Asking questions using "When?"

Asking questions using "Where?"

Asking questions using "How Much?"

Asking questions using "How Many?"

Asking questions using "Which?"

5. Ezafe

Where to put adjectives in Persian

Where to put titles in Persian

How to express possession in Persian

6. Endings in Farsi

Objective endings

Possessive endings

Endings with prepositions and prepositional phrases

7. Numbers

TCardinal numbers "1," "2," "3," and the question word chand/چند

Ordinal numbers "1st," "2nd," "3rd," and the question word chandom/چندُم

8. Pluralization

Pluralizing with ha ها

Pluralizing with ān ان

9. Simple Present

Simple present tense - "do," "am doing," "will do"

10. Simple Past

Simple past - "did"

11. Past Continuous (Past Progressive)

Past continuous/progressive - "was/were doing"

Colloquial past continuous/progressive - "was/were doing"

12. Past Perfect (Pluperfect)

Past perfect/pluperfect - "I had done"

13. Present Perfect

Present perfect - "I have done"

14. Counting Words

Counting words - "one nafar human being," "two jeld books," "five ta apples"

15. Forming Questions

Affirmative Yes/No questions

Asking questions using WH words - "what," "how," etc.

16. Pronouns

Persian pronouns “I, you, they” “my, your, our," etc.

Objective pronouns "him, them, us," etc.

Possessive pronouns "my, your, their," etc.

Subjective pronouns - "I, you, s/he, they," etc.

17. Definite Article

Definite article ‘ra’ را

18. Conditionals

Real conditionals - "If I see him, I will tell him"

Unreal conditionals - "If I were you, I would do that"

19. Infinitives and Compound Verbs

Infinitives - "to do," "to go"

Simple and compound verbs - "to do," "to do work"

Past participle - "worked," "gone," "done," "seen"