By Abdi Rafiee
Routledge – 2011 – 458 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
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?
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.
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Persian paperback and CDs complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
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
Abdi Rafiee has been teaching Persian to non-Iranians since 1969.