Reading and speaking are two of the most important skills for mastering Persian. Here we help you to improve your Persian skills with some tips.
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1. Read a book with lots of dialogue
Opening up Persian books before you buy one and flicking through them to find one with lots of direct dialogue in it has several advantages for you. If there is less text on the page due to all the speech marks etc, actually, this can make it easier to read and easier to write translations on. In fact, dialogue is also much easier to understand than descriptive parts of a book and is much more like the Persian language in order to be able to speak Persian.
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3. Read Persian language comics
Even more than books with lots of dialogue, Persian comics can be easy to understand and full of idiomatic language as it is actually spoken. The important point is, there can be difficulties with slang, difficult to understand jokes and/ or dialogue written how people speak rather than with normal spellings, so please try to choose which comic carefully. Generally, serious or adventure comics are easier to understand than funny ones.
4. Talk to yourself (or your cat!)
Learning Persian at home is no good at all if you’re not doing anything to reinforce it outside of your study sessions. In fact, it’s one thing reading and writing in another language, but using what you’ve taught yourself to form your own sentences is a big part of learning a language. So to do this… talk to yourself or talk to your cat or talk to your refrigerator, just talk.
It is not important if you’re slow, if you stutter, if you say it out loud or just in your head. Have a conversation about what you like or what you’re doing, how you feel, or what your future plans are. There’s no judgment, which is exactly what you need to get over the initial inhibitions of speaking in Persian
5. Read Persian language magazines
Like books, if you can find and read two versions of the same magazine (Newsweek in your native language and in Persian, for example), that make understanding it much easier.
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