So, here you are, enthusiastic, super motivated, you just decided to start learning Persian. It’s always difficult to understand where to begin when learning a foreign language. So before starting your journey with Persian, We would like to give you some basic tips and techniques to help you learn easier, faster, and better. After reading this article, we want you to feel more confident and ready to learn Persian. Come on, let’s start!
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Goods habits to develop immediately
1- Manage your time
Take your time to learn Persian, please don’t try to burden yourself with too much information in a short time.
It’s better to study regularly and practice Persian for ten minutes each day, rather than for two hours every once in a while.
2- Prioritise pronunciation
Pronunciation is really important and you will notice that although you might know a lot of Persian vocabulary and sentences, if you’re not pronouncing it correctly, people won’t understand you. So before learning new Persian words, make sure you know how to pronounce perfectly the ones that you already know.
As Persian pronunciation might be difficult for you to master at the beginning, when you learn a new Persian word and you’ve never heard it before or you just don’t remember how to pronounce it, we suggest you look at websites like Forvo, which is really helpful for you because the words are recorded by native speakers.
3- Put it in Context
When you want to learn new Persian vocabulary, it’s better to learn it in context: it will stay in your long-term memory more easily. Memorizing the meaning of Persian word has in a specific context will help you differentiate the uses of the same word in different sentences, in order to express yourself better.
4- Immerse yourself
Immerse yourself in Persian language as much as you can, that’s how you’ll improve faster: change your phone’s setting to Persian language, listen to songs, watch movies and videos, read books, articles, and newspapers.
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5- Don’t think too much in your native language
Each language has its own expressions and path of speaking. So when you want to express and say something, don’t try too hard to translate word for word, because people probably say it differently and they may not understand you. It’s better to search and learn some fixed expressions.
6- Write your new vocabulary
When you hear a new Persian word and don’t know the meaning, write it somewhere and search its definition when you have time.
Then, if this new Persian word seems useful and you think you might use it again, just write it in a notebook where you just list all the useful vocabulary that you study regularly.