Word formation

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Contents Compounds New words can often be formed in Persian by compounding. A common compound is that of a noun or adjective with the present [...]


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Contents Word order In Persian, the word order is basically subject – object – verb. If the object is direct and definite, it is followed [...]


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Contents Cardinal, ordinal and fractional numbers Cardinal numbers less than 100 are written in the solid form. While the bound conjunction “o” stands for “and”, the suffix [...]


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Contents Simple conjunctions Simple conjunctions are: va and yâ or tâ so that zirâ because con because agar if ammâ but vali but ham also [...]


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Contents Basic prepositions In Persian there are different prepositions regarding time, location, direction and manner. There are a few basic prepositions: az from bar on [...]


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Contents Other parts of speech as adverbs Many words of other parts of speech may also occur as adverbs. For example, several Persian adverbs are [...]


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Contents Infinitive The infinitive of Persian verbs consists of the past stem and the suffix “ân”. The past stem ends with d or t: xordan to [...]


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Contents Subjective pronouns The subjective pronouns must match the verb conjugation and are therefore not absolutely (Man) irâni hastam. I am an Iranian. (Mâ) irâni [...]

Nouns and adjectives

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Contents Grammatical gender and definite article In Persian, the nouns have no gender designation and no definite article: zan the woman mard the man daftar [...]


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Contents Sound-letter mapping The table below shows the letters with some examples and their corresponding phonetic value with regard to the International Phonetic Alphabet, IPA: [...]