Farsi 1/Lesson 3
You will learn ... / Persian...[edit | edit source]
Verbs[edit | edit source]
Causatives[edit | edit source]
How would you, for example, build this sentence in Persian:
And how about this other kind of causative:
For the causative you should use the causative forms of the verb stems. The rest is the same as normal. Causative form of a stem is made by adding -ân to the normal present or past stem:
But you can not do that with just any verb. For many verbs you should use another verb which has the causative meaning of the same action:
(Vâdâr kardan means "making somebody doing something, forcing", the causative stem -kon-ân- does not exist)
For the form "had him doing ..., we say in Persian "I gave ...":
(Literally: "I gave, they bring the letter to your office".
Although, despite[edit | edit source]
The next question is about building sentences with "although" and "despite":
You can also say: "Sar-e vaqt be istgâh residam, vali qatâr rafteh-bud".
Exercises[edit | edit source]
Ex 1 : Quiz[edit | edit source]
Go to the Quiz.
Ex 2 : Memory training[edit | edit source]
Write out the Persian words, section by section.
Have 2 columns, clearly separated, and write Persian and English. Then cover up one column (eg. English) with paper and write the corresponding words on the paper. Then try it the other way round, cover up the Persian, and write out the words using the English as cues. This will be a little bit more difficult.
Repeat all this after an interval, the more you do it the easier you will remember the words.
If you want to add words to this page, please make sure you put them into a sentense in Lesson 2 wherever you can.
Khâhesh mikonam (You're welcome).